Covenant in the Old Testament
Old Covenant
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Key passages
Ge 15:1–21

After these things the word of Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, saying: “Do not be afraid, Abram; I am your shield, and your reward shall be very great.” Then Abram said, “O Yahweh, my Lord, what will you give me? I continue to be childless, and my heir …

Ex 24:7–8

And he took the scroll of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people, and they said, “All that Yahweh has spoken we will do, and we will listen.” And Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and he said, “Look, the blood of the covenant that Yahweh has made with you in accordance …

Jos 9:15–16

And Joshua made peace with them, and he made a covenant with them to allow them to live happily, and the leaders of the congregation swore an oath to them. And it happened that at the end of three days, after they made a covenant with them, they heard that they were their neighbors and …

Eze 17:13

And he took from the seed of the kingship, and he made with him a covenant, and he brought him under oath, and he took the rulers of the land,

Heb 9:15

And because of this, he is the mediator of a new covenant, in order that, because a death has taken place for the redemption of transgressions committed during the first covenant, those who are the called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.