Err... could you explain this to me in fuller detail? How could it be that much different?
When a baby boy is born his foreskin is attached to the glans(head).It serves as a protection from infection etc. and should never be retracted until it detatches itself(sometimes up until puberty).
So in a brief overview...when a baby boy get's circ. today:
they first make a cut into the end of the foreskin to make room for the tool they use.They then have to rip/tear the skin away from the glans(head)(it causes bleeding because it's attached much like your fingernail is to your nailbed).
Then they place their tool around the foreskin and they then have to clamp it tightly enough to crush the skin so it doesn't bleed like crazy.And of course cut away the foreskin.(there are many different types of these tools and ways to use them,so I'm being general here)
There are many blood vessels in this area as well as nerves(much like your eyeball).So in the end they have removed quite a bit of skin.Which of course is extremely sensitive skin.And needless to say it would be a painful experience.
Biblical circ. is much different because:
They would first gently but firmly pull out the foreskin, out in front of the glans and a tool like a shield with a slot in it is slid over the very end of the foreskin(that's immediately in front of the glans). Then a scalpel/knife was run along the face of the shield to remove the small tip of foreskin.The glans is protected by the sheild and the frenulum is left intact.(the frenulum is usually recommended to be removed in circ today)
It goes quick and there is very little blood loss and is a simple procedure.Something even people living way back then could of done.These people were living in tents without all the modern things we have today.So they couldn't have be doing anything major or else infection would have become a huge issue.
Most of the sensitive foreskin is left untouched no tearing away of skin,no crushing and very little cutting,little is actually removed. This is why "some" believe the statue that Michelangelo made of King David is wrong.Because he is uncircumcised. He is uncirc. by our standards today but by biblical standards would have been accurate.At a brief glance a biblicaly circ. male would appear to be uncirc.It's a small difference.The biblicaly circ. male would also still retain the benefits of an intact male.
There is quite a bit of info on the web about this subject.For new parents it can be a pretty heated issue.I just think it's funny JW's would tell me how I should circ our boys because it was something God said to do for his people.And yet they don't even have a clue as to what circ really was way back then.Many in my JW family treat Doctors like gods.Never asking questions or researching anything for themselves.
hope that helps!