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Skin The outer surface or protective covering of the flesh of humans, animals, and plants. The usual OT term translated “skin” is Heb. ʿôr (e.g., Gen. 3:21; Ex. 22:27; 34:29f, 35; Lev. 4:11; 13:2–59; Job 2:4; 19:20; 41:7; Jer. 13:23); other OT terms include geleḏ (Job 16:15; NEB “body”), hēmeṯ (Gen.
Foreskin [Heb. ʿorlâ] (Gen. 17:11, 14, 23–25; Ex. 4:25; Lev. 12:3; etc.); NEB also “circumcise” (Jer. 4:4). The word is frequently mentioned in the literal sense. The rite of circumcision, practiced in Israel since the days of Abraham (Gen. 17:9–14), is also commonly attested among several other peoples