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God gives the Book of the Covenant
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Covenant Code
Covenant Code The collection of laws in Exod 20:22–23:33. Also referred to as the “book of the covenant” (סֵפֶר הַבְּרִית‎, sepher habberith; Exod 24:7).
Mosaic Covenant
Mosaic Covenant The covenant that Moses mediated between God and Israel at Mount Sinai when Israel received the Law (including the Ten Commandments). Also referred to as the “old covenant” (in contrast with the new covenant of Jer 31:31–34; Ezek 36:25–28) and the “first covenant” (Heb 9:15).
Mosaic Covenant and Ancient Near Eastern Covenants
Covenant, Critical Issues Discussion of the ancient Near Eastern treaty format and its relationship to the Mosaic Covenant.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mosaic Covenant
MOSAIC COVENANT. After the mixed band of Hebrews (Exod 12:38; Num 11:4) fled Egypt and were delivered at the sea by Yahweh, they came to Mt. Sinai where they recognized and affirmed a special relationship: Yahweh was their God, they were Yahweh’s people (Exodus 19–24). This relationship was described
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Book of the Covenant
Book of the Covenant. Term occurring in two OT contexts. It describes, first, a document read by Moses to the people of Israel at Mt Sinai (Ex 24:7) and, second, a document discovered in the temple (“House of the Lord”) by Hilkiah the priest at the time of King Josiah’s program of repairing the temple
Covenant, Book of the (Writing)
Covenant, Book of the. Phrase used by Moses in reference to the Ten Commandments and the laws and stipulations recorded in Exodus 20:22–23:33.See Book of the Covenant.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Covenant, Book of the
Covenant, Book of the [Heb. sēp̱er habberîṯ]. This name of the Hebrew code occurs in Ex. 24:7, where it is said that Moses read from “the book of the covenant.” There are differences of opinion about the limits of this book. Some think that it comprises Ex. 20–23. The commonly accepted view today
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Book of the Covenant
BOOK OF THE COVENANT Term occurring in two OT contexts. It describes, first, a document read by Moses to the people of Israel at Mt Sinai (Ex 24:7), and second, a document discovered in the temple by Hilkiah the priest at the time of King Josiah’s program of repairing the temple (2 Kgs 23:2, 21; 2 Chr
Covenant, Book of the (Writing)
COVENANT, BOOK OF THE Phrase used by Moses in reference to the Ten Commandments and the laws and stipulations recorded in Exodus 20:22–23:33. See Book of the Covenant.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Book of the Law
book of the law, the book found in the temple during the time of Josiah (ca. 620 bce). According to 2 Kings 22, it was discovered in the temple during a time of renovations in the eighteenth year of Josiah’s reign. Its authenticity was validated by the prophet Huldah, the wife of Shallum, who consulted
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Book of the Covenant
BOOK OF THE COVENANT. Moses read from “the book of the covenant” when reporting to the people the laws given to him by God on Mount Sinai (Ex 24:7). The expression probably refers to the collection of laws found in Ex 20:22–23:33.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Covenant, Book of the (Writing)
COVENANT, BOOK OF THE. In Ex. 24:7 ‘the book of the covenant’ (sēp̱er habberîṯ) is read by Moses as the basis of Yahweh’s covenant with Israel, at its ratification at the foot of Sinai. Probably this ‘book’ was the Decalogue of Ex. 20:2–17. It has, however, become customary to give the designation
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Covenant, Book of the (Writing)
Covenant, Book of theExod. 20:23–23:19, a collection of words, judgments, statutes, and commandments that has been located in the Sinai theophany between the Decalogue and the covenant ceremony. This legal corpus receives its title from Exod. 24:7, which further serves to cement this collection of laws
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Covenant, Book of the (Writing)
Covenant, Book of the. †Traditional designation of the collection of laws recorded at Exod. 20:23–23:33, also known as the Covenant Code. The title derives from 24:7, which refers to the document read by Moses during the ratification of the covenant at Mt. Sinai; more likely, however, this reference
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Covenant, Book of the (Writing)
COVENANT, BOOK OF THE — a name for the code of laws in Exodus 20:22–23:33, given to Moses at Mount Sinai as an expansion and exposition of the Ten Commandments (Ex. 24:7). The Book of the Covenant discovered in the Temple during the reign of King Josiah of Judah (640–609 b.c.), who used it in his restoration
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COVENANT, THE BOOK OF THE (Writing)
COVENANT, THE BOOK OF THE([סֵפֶר הַבְּרִית‎, cepher ha-berith]):The name given in Exodus 24:7 to a code or collection of laws found in the preceding chapters, 20 through 23, as the terms of the covenant made with Yahweh, and given for Israel’s guidance until a more complete legislation should
Key passages
Ex 19:20–25

And Yahweh went down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain, and Yahweh called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. And Yahweh said to Moses, “Go down, warn the people, lest they break through to Yahweh to see and many from them fall. And even the priests who come near Yahweh …

Ex 20:21–24:2

And the people stood at a distance, and Moses approached the very thick cloud where God was. And Yahweh said to Moses, “Thus you will say to the Israelites, ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from the heavens. You will not make alongside …

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