|Overview - Genesis 17|
|1||God renews the covenant with Abram, and changes his name to Abraham, in token of a greater blessing.|
|9||Circumcision is instituted.|
|15||Sarai's name is changed to Sarah, and she is blessed.|
|17||Isaac is promised, and the time of his birth fixed.|
|23||Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.|
Genesis 17:25 (King James Version)
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
- Not only the Jews, but the Arabs, who are the descendants of Ishmael, retain the rite of circumcision to this day; and the latter perform it, as the other Mahometanus also do, at the age of thirteen.
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