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covenants are promises made between individuals , groups or nations that have the power to bind. In the ancient times, covenants were used to regulate behavior or relationships. God established a special covenant with the people of Israel according to the Torah. He promises that he will bless them above all nations of the earth and in return they are to obey his commands.
The belief in this covenant greatly shaped the identity of the Jews and provided a platform for Jewish history in biblical times. whenever the Jewish people were disobedient, God always sent prophets to remind them. God reminded them of the punishments that were associated with abandoning the covenant. Most people in the modern day Jew community still belief that the covenant is still relevant in today's life's.
The two examples of this covenant in the Jewish religion was one, the covenant between God and Abraham. God asks Abraham to do certain things and in return God promises to take special care of him. The second covenant was the one God made at mount Sinai. He again promised to stay with the Jews as they were his promised people
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Nov 16th, 2015
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