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Brewer's: Circumcised Brethren

(in Hudibras). They were Prynne, Bertie or Burton, and Bastwick, who lost their ears and had their noses slit for lampooning Henrietta Maria and the bishops. Source: Dictionary of Phrase …

Joshua: 5

Joshua Chapter 5 1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, which were by the sea, hea…

David Reimer 2004 Deaths

David ReimerAge: 38 subject of a medical experiment who was born a boy but raised as a girl. After a botched circumcision, Reimer was castrated, given female hormones, and renamed Brenda. His …

Galatians: 6

Galatians Chapter 6 1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 B…

Romans: 4

Romans Chapter 4 1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but n…

Genesis: 17

Genesis Chapter 17 1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2 And …

Galatians: 2

Galatians Chapter 2 1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. 2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gosp…

Romans: 2

Romans Chapter 2 1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the …

Brewer's: Circumcellians

A sect of the African Donatists in the fourth century; so called because they rambled from town to town to redress grievances, forgive debts, manumit slaves, and set themselves up as the or…

Brewer's: Circumlocution Office

A term applied in ridicule to our public offices, because each person tries to shuffle off every act to some one else; and before anything is done it has to pass through so many departments…