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Covenants of the Old Testament
Religion and Theology
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Name of Student Name of Lecturer Course 19 October 2011 Covenants of the Old Testament The term, Covenants of the Old Testament as used in the Hebrew Bible is the communal agreement between two or more individuals to do something and the covenant could be conditional or unconditional as each covenant actually varies depending on the circumstances that surround the making of the covenant.
Whether it is one covenant expressed in different contexts and hence different forms, or it is different covenants with different persons, depends to a certain extent on individual interpretations” (Poon 42). God has made covenants with certain persons in the Hebrew Bible and some of these covenants could be unconditional or could clearly depend on the loyalty or fidelity of the human partner. God established covenants with notable people in the bible like Noah, Abraham, Moses and David (Brueggemann 91). It is important to note which of the covenants that God established with these persons in the Hebrew Bible that is unconditional and the ones that are conditional. In the book of Genesis, God made a covenant with Noah after he (God) had used flood to destroy the people of the earth except Noah and his family. According to the bible, God told Noah that, I solemnly promise you and your children and the animals you brought with you- all these birds and cattle and wild animals- that I will never again send another flood to destroy the earth. And I seal this promise with this sign: I have placed my rainbow in the clouds as a sign of my promise until the end of time, to you and to all the earth. ...
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