Word: epispaomai

Pronounce: ep-ee-spah'-om-ahee

Strongs Number: G1986

Orig: from 1909 and 4685; to draw over, i.e. (with 203 implied) efface the mark of circumcision (by recovering with the foreskin):--become uncircumcised. G1909 G203

Use: Verb

Heb Strong: H4900 H7579 H8610

    1) to draw on (let him not draw on his foreskin)

    From the days of Antiochus Epiphanes [B.C. 175-164] down, there had been Jews who, in order to conceal from heathen persecutors or scoffers the external sign of their nationality, circumcision, sought artificially to compel nature to reproduce the prepuce, by extending or drawing forward with an iron instrument the remnant of it still left, so as to cover the glands.