Davidic Covenant
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Davidic Covenant
Davidic Covenant The promise made by Yahweh that He would establish for King David a “house” or a dynasty of kings who would perpetually reign over God’s people.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Davidic Covenant
DAVIDIC COVENANT. In Ps 89:4 the Lord says, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David, my servant.” Among the “last words of David,” we find, “He has made with me an everlasting covenant” (2 Sam 23:5). The Davidic covenant refers to God’s promise to David, the king, to preserve
Catholic Bible Dictionary
III. The Davidic Covenant
iii. the davidic covenantThe covenant with David was the charter of the Davidic dynasty, which would rule longer than any other dynasty that we know of in the ancient Near East. This covenant was a pure grant, bestowed on David as a reward, and God alone swore the oath.
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Davidic Covenant
DAVIDIC COVENANTThe Historical Books explicitly mention a bĕrît, “covenant,” between God and *David only a few times: three times in Chronicles (2 Chron 13:5; 21:7; 23:3) and once in Samuel (2 Sam 23:5). Nonetheless, a comparison of these passages with the prophet Nathan’s well-known oracle to David
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Davidic Covenant
Davidic CovenantThe Davidic Covenant is one of the main Old Testament covenants. It plays a central role not only in the unfolding Old Testament story, but in messianic prophecy as well.God makes this covenant with David in 2 Samuel 7:1–17. David has just recently become king over Israel. He has conquered
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DAVIDIC COVENANT. God’s unilateral promise of dynastic permanence for David and his descendants, either unconditional or conditional, is often called the Davidic covenant. Some trace the Davidic covenant to promissory grants of privileges made to loyal servants by ANE kings. The validity and extent of
2. The David Covenant
2. The David covenantIn his “last words” David says that God “made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure” (2 Sam 23:5). The narrative has not recorded this, though one could see Yahweh’s promise in 2 Sam 7 as covenantlike. More emphatically, Ps 89:3 observes to Yahweh, “You
Key passages
2 Sa 7:13–16

He will build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be a father to him, and he will be a son for me, whom I will punish when he does wrong, with a rod of men and with blows of human beings. But my loyal love shall not depart from him as I took …

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