What is a covenant?


pexels-photo-256737.jpegIn English the word covenant appeared in our lanuage between 1200 and 1300 it is derived for the  Old French covenir to agree, from Latin convenire; → CONVENIENT
A covenant is mutually acceptable/beneficial/convenient etc

It may mean  a formal written agreement to do something or not to do something, or to pay an amount of money, though there are other significant covenants in the Legal , Medical , banking, Marriage arenas.

Many of us are more familiar with the word as it is used in the Biblical or Theological sense.

The Hebrew term or word for this kind of Covenant is  בְּרִית (berith) — a covenant

We find an example here in Genesis 15:18

18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant [ בְּרִית ]with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:( KJV)

There are other covenants in addition to the Abrahamic Covenant there are also the Noahic covenant,Mosaic Covenant, Priestly covenant and Davidic covenant.

Next post Covenants with Abram

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About Andrew Blair

Living in Maroubra Australia, Pastor,intrigued with the Concepts of other times, Carer for my wife Jessica. Simple web designer and Administrator; photographer, artist and theologian. Additionally Since the age of 17 I live with uncontrollable Epilepsy and Bipolar Affective Disorder with some Psychotic episodes, for the past 4 years, at least I have been bipolar depressed with no real excitement, periodic bouts of paranoia and other yuck.

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