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  • Unandus V Dyson Sr on Genesis 12 - 2 years ago
    What is the covenant of Abraham 12-50?
  • Unandus Dyson Sr - In Reply on Genesis 12 - 2 years ago
    How many covenants are in Genesis 12-50?
  • Chris - In Reply on Genesis 12 - 2 years ago
    In Genesis chapters 12 to 50, there is only one Covenant, that God made with Abram.

    Genesis 12:1-3, the Covenant made. But of this Covenant, several 'expansions' to it were made to fully express it. And they are:

    Genesis 15:18, God ratifies that Covenant in a national perspective.

    Genesis 17:4-6,16, God ratifies that Covenant in an international perspective.

    Genesis 17:7, God ratifies that Covenant as an Everlasting Covenant.

    Genesis 17:10-14, God ratifies that Covenant by an act of circumcision (also in Stephen's message in Acts 7:8).

    So, if you're thinking of these 'aspects' of the Covenant, then one can see & appreciate several Covenants. However, I believe most would deduce that only one Covenant was made with Abram, which composed of these four separate parts of the One.
  • Chris - In Reply on Genesis 12 - 2 years ago
    Unandus, is your question in regards to Genesis 12:1-3? This is generally taken as the Abrahamic Covenant - a Covenant promising that from him a great nation would be established, that Abraham's name would be held in great importance & esteem, and all the Earth would be blessed from that nation. Unfortunately, the last promise has not been fully realized yet & will be in the future Millenium, but in Christ great blessing & redemption has been afforded to all who come to Him.
  • Neetdyson - In Reply - 2 years ago
    how many covenants did God make with Abram in 12-50?



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