The Bible is not a science book but it contains TRUTH. And yes, it contains stunningly precise guidelines and statements based on scientific facts which have been discovered only in the recent past.
In Genesis 17:12 God instituted circumcision on day 8 of life. Why day 8? Why not day one? It turns out a critical physiologic development happens between day 2 and day 9 of life with respect to platelet function and clotting. A leading pediatric hematology book describes the phenomenon of platelet hyporesponsiveness which spontaneously resolves by day 8 of life! It takes about a week before these circulating cellular fragments called platelets develop their full “stickiness” and are able to help prevent hemorrhage during circumcision. It is more than a mere coincidence that God would command Abraham to perform this ritual when platelet function reaches physiologic maturity.
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