It would appear as if the Bible has a strange obsession with foreskins. A really good example of this is between King Saul and David. Pretty much Saul got pissed off at David and tried to kill him off. The plan was to offer his daughter in exchange for foreskins. One hundred foreskins, what he was going to do with them I have no clue.

Now Saul’s daughter Michal loved David. Saul was told, and the thing pleased him. Saul thought, ‘Let me give her to him that she may be a snare for him and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.’ Therefore Saul said to David a second time, ‘You shall now be my son-in-law.’ Saul commanded his servants, ‘Speak to David in private and say, “See, the king is delighted with you, and all his servants love you; now then, become the king’s son-in-law.”‘ So Saul’s servants reported these words to David in private. And David said, ‘Does it seem to you a little thing to become the king’s son-in-law, seeing that I am a poor man and of no repute?’ The servants of Saul told him, ‘This is what David said.’ Then Saul said, ‘Thus shall you say to David, “The king desires no marriage present except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged on the king’s enemies”‘. Now Saul planned to make David fall by the hands of the Philistines. [1 Samuel 18:20-25 (NRSV)]

Then David sent messengers to Saul’s son Ishbaal, saying, ‘Give me my wife Michal, to whom I became engaged at the price of one hundred foreskins of the Philistines.’ [2 Samuel 3:14 (NRSV)]

See David was an over achiever though. A hundred just wouldn't cut it. So he brought back 200. Like a tip I guess.

1 Samuel 18:27 Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.

Even Yahweh get's all pissed off about foreskins. God was prepared to KILL Moses for not circumcising his son. Then his wife runs out a performs the surgery and voila! No more need for capital punishment.

Exodus 4:24-26 (New International Version)
24 At a lodging place on the way, the LORD met {Moses} [a] and was about to kill him. 25 But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son's foreskin and touched {Moses'} feet with it. [b] "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me," she said. 26 So the LORD let him alone. (At that time she said "bridegroom of blood," referring to circumcision.)

I guess doctors who perform circumcisions are more liked by God? Are they ritually offered up to Him? What are they used for? I swear this book confuses me so much.

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Comment by Daniel W on September 8, 2009 at 9:46pm
What are they used for? here. Im not sure how reliable this site is.

@Jake,
I agree, Yawheh was rather obsessed with the foresking.
What are the harvested foreskins used for now? Basically, some are used for medical purposes, for skin grafting cells, some in cosmetic procedures, some for skin creams. When you see an actress with especially plump lips - they may have been plumped with colagen from foreskins. Think of that the next time Angelina Jolie pouts, or Renee Zellwiger puckers her lips!

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