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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

UncircuMcIsed

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This word is applied in a number of ways, but always with the thought of being antagonistic to GOD, rebelling against His rule, and refusing His authority. All peoples who were not Jews are called in the Bible "the uncircumcised."

Exodus 6:12, Exodus 6:30 (a) Moses evidently thought he knew GOD so little, and also was among the enemies of Pharaoh, that his message would not be acceptable to Pharaoh, and would lack authority. He had rejected the power of Egypt, and he had no official promotion to be GOD's messenger in the sight of Pharaoh, and therefore he spoke as he did about his own lips. It is a figure of one who speaks without knowing GOD's restraining and transforming power. Moses evidently felt that this was his condition.

Leviticus 19:23 (a) The food in this case was reckoned to be unacceptable to GOD or to men. GOD ordained that this particular food should be classed as outside the realm of His acceptance, and could not be used either as an offering to GOD, or as useful fruit to men.

Leviticus 26:41 (a) These hearts were at enmity with GOD. They had not been subject to the law of GOD, and were in rebellion against GOD.

Jeremiah 6:10 (b) This figure is used to denote that these people had not been converted from the things of earth to the things of GOD. They had no desire to hear GOD's voice. They refused His commands. Their fleshly desires were not cut off so that godly desires could be developed.

Ezekiel 44:7, Ezekiel 44:9 (a) These hearts and these people have never come under the judgment and the will of GOD as represented by circumcision. They therefore were reckoned to be enemies of GOD, and were not permitted to be in the house of GOD.

Acts 7:51 (a) The hearts and the ears of these people were not subject to the law of GOD, nor had they believed the Word of GOD. They refused to hear GOD's Word and refused to love the Lord of glory. Circumcision was a sign of obedience and confidence.

Romans 2:25-26 (a) Circumcision was a physical evidence of submission to GOD. It very frequently failed to prove the true condition of the heart. If a man was circumcised and rebelled against GOD, his circumcision was rejected. If, however, an uncircumcised man kept the law of GOD, he was accepted because his heart was right.

Colossians 2:13 (a) The Lord uses this figure to describe the condition of the unsaved man. His soul was dead to GOD, and he was disobedient to GOD's laws.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'UncircuMcIsed'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/u/uncircumcised.html. 1957.

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