The Christ of the Covenants
Robertson, O. Palmer
“Clearly written. . . . [This book] should prove of substantial help for anyone wishing a better understanding of the covenant concept as a central thrust of the biblical message.”See All
R. O. Zorn
“Robertson has achieved a rare balance of clarity and simplicity while interacting with other viewpoints and incorporating the insights of modern scholarship. . . . Many Bible students long for a readable and reliable book that gives an overview of the whole Bible. This is it!”See All
John H. White Bible Newsletter
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What is a covenant? Asking for a definition of "covenant" is like asking for a definition of "mother." A mother may be defined as the person who brought you into the world. That definition may be correct formally. But who would be satisfied with such a definition?
Scripture clearly testifies to the significance of the divine covenants. God has entered repeatedly into covenantal relationships with particular men. Explicit references may be found to a divine covenant established with Noah, Abraham, Israel, and David. Israel's prophets anticipated the coming of the days of the "new covenant," and Christ himself spoke of the last supper in covenantal language.