Circumcision Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Circumcision

  1. Abraham initiated rite in covenant with God. [O.T.: Genesis 17:11–14]
  2. Berith Jewish rite of circumcising male child eight days after birth. [Judaism: Misc.]
  3. Elijah traditionally represented at ceremony by empty chair. [Judaism: Wigoder, 172]
  4. Gibeath-haaraloth Hill of Foreskins; where Joshua circumcised Israelites. [O.T.: Joshua 5:3]
  5. Shandy, Tristram accidentally circumcised by a loose window in a sash. [Br. Lit.: Tristram Shandy in Magill I, 1027]