Excerpts from the book "MASKED" by R.A. Vukovich
Sign of Covenant
The Lord told Abraham, “This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Everyman child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you” (Genesis 17:10–11). Without the shedding of blood, there could be no covenant. This was the blood rite of divine covenant—not the cutting of the wrist or forearm, but the foreskin—that God required.