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What is the Jewish covenant?
September 24, 2017 7:51AM
The Jewish covenant is a sacred agreement between the Israelites and God. The first covenant was made by God with Abraham, then renewed with his son Isaac and Isaac's son Jacob. This covenant was symbolized by circumcision. God was to make the Jewish nation great (Genesis ch.17) and give them the Holy Land (Genesis ch.15).
The covenant of the Ten Commandments was that the Jewish people would possess the Holy Land and have good, long lives - so long as they followed God's commandments.
May 26, 2015 7:38PM
There are three covenants. Two which God made with Abraham
(Genesis ch.15 and Genesis ch.17), and one with Abraham's Israelite
descendants in the time of Moses after the Exodus.
- 1) In Genesis ch.15, the Covenant Between the Parts:
b) God promises the land of Canaan (Israel) to Abraham's descendants
c) The covenant is finalized through a demonstration of God's presence (see Genesis 15:7-9 and 15:17).
- 2) In Genesis ch.17, the covenant of circumcision:
b) God promises that Abraham and Sarah will have a son (17:15-16), whom they will name Isaac (17:19) and who will be the continuation of God's covenant with Abraham (17:21).
c) The covenant itself is manifested through circumcision, for Abraham and his descendants (17:10).
- 3) The covenant between God and the Israelite nation (see
Exodus ch.19 and ch.24), was made in the time of Moses, with Moses
serving as the messenger.
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