The Old Testament: The Five Covenants Essay

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The word ‘covenant’ is, in the Old Testament, it is the Hebrew word ‘berith’ and is used many times in different texts. Some scholars my say that the word covenants is hard to find a true meaning. You will hear the word covenant throughout the Old Testament. I think sometimes when we hear the word covenant only one or two covenants come to mind. There are many covenants throughout the Bible. I will attempt to define and explain five covenants. These five covenants are: Noahic Covenant, Abrahamic Covenant, Mosaic Covenant, Davidic Covenant and the Fifth Covenant or the (New Covenant). In these particular covenants we will find the promises God made with his people. In this paper I will attempted to answer questions which of these…show more content…
Genesis 9: 12 of the New King James Bible go on to say And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generation: generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creatures of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth” (NKJV). I think that it is safe to say that after the flood and the covenant that God made with Noah, it was the start of a new beginning for man. The covenant that God made with Noah is one that is unconditional. Bob Deffinbaugh writes in his article, The Noahic Covenant-A New Beginning that, “Some covenants were contingent upon both parties carrying out certain stipulations”. “Such was the case of the Mosaic covenant”. “If Israel kept the law of God, they would experience the blessings and prosperity of God”. “If not, they would be expelled from the land (Deuteronomy 28)”. “The blessings of the Noahic covenant were not conditional”. “God would give regularity of seasons and would not destroy the earth by a flood simply because He said so”. “While certain commands
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