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Q&A#64 How Should We Understand the Weird Circumstances Around the Circumcision of Gershom?

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#64 How Should We Understand the Weird Circumstances Around the Circumcision of Gershom?

October 2, 2018
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "What is happening in Exodus 4 where the Lord seeks Moses' life, but Zipporah circumcises Gershom and touches Moses' feet with the foreskin to make him a "bridegroom of blood"?"

I reference James Jordan's 'Law of the Covenant', which is available in PDF format here: https://www.garynorth.com/freebooks/docs/pdf/the_law_of_the_covenant.pdf. It can also be purchased from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2zMM2uv.

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