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Covenant and Promise Essays -- essays research papers

COVENANT AND PROMISE     BERITH = Hebrew word for covenant     Berith is found in the soonest records in the Bible and is fundamental to Hebrew religion. In Latin it is Testamentum.     The Old Testament and the New Testaments means the old and the new covenants. A covenant is a promise.     Chesed = Hebrew word for the attitude of loyalty and faithfulness which both parties should observe towards one another in a covenant relationship.     The covenant chesed of God is so strong that it can never pass away.The Covenant with Abraham     The records of ancient Israel were not written down until the season of King David, who had a court and a scribe. This was the time when Israel possessed the land of Canaan.      The records were then redacted at later(prenominal) dates, significantly in the period of the conduct (597BCE)    & nbspThere are two covenants recorded in generation made with Abraham.      Genesis 15. Abraham is told to kill a selection of animals and is then put into a deep sleep. A flaming pot passes through. This is a ceremony to seal off the covenant. The covenant was one sided, God made promises, Abraham received them.The Covenant with Abraham      Covenant 2     Genesis 17 records the outward sign of the covenant, circumcision. This is still an important drill today.      179 God also said to Abraham "On your part, you and your descendants subsequently you must keep my covenant throughout the ages.This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you that you must keep all(prenominal) male among you shall be circumcised. Circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and that shall be the mark of the covenant between you and me.     1712 Throughout the ages, every male among you, when he is eight days old, shall be circumcised Thus my covenant shall be in your flesh as an everlasting pact.     Scholars believe this is a later covenant influenced by the experiences of the exile.The Promises of the Covenant with Abraham     Abraham is promised that he will be the father of... ...en the The Kingdom of God reigns once more on earth.Second Isaiah     Another prophet of the exile.     Absolute monotheism emerged during the period of the exile.     If there is only one God, then he is also the God of the nations.     Isaiah pictures a renewal of the covenant on return from exile at Jerusalem.     Significantly all nations will come to worship Israels God.ISAIAH 401 Comfort, give comfort to my people, Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her gain is at an end, her guilt is expiated Indeed, she has received from th e hand of the LORD double for all her sins.403 A voice cries out In the desert spend a penny the way of the LORD Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God404 Every valley shall be change in, every mountain and hill shall be made low The rugged land shall be made a plain, the rough country, a broad valley.405 Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all mankind shall see it together for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.Peter Vardy Covenant and Promise 2000

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