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and also all the men of his house, those born in the house and those bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him. Bible

“born in the house.” This phrase refers to Abraham’s slaves, a point that is made very clear because it is combined with “bought with his money.” The child of a slave was a slave. [For more on “born in his house,” see commentary on Genesis 17:12].


Commentary for: Genesis 17:27