Foundations in Genesis, Part 6

“And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold,
 there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces.
On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram…” (Genesis 15:17-18a)

The Abrahamic Covenant 

The Abrahamic CovenantCovenant Promise – Genesis 12

  1. Promised Land
    Gen 12:1-7
  2. Promised Seed
    Gen 11:30; Gen 12:2a; Gen 15:4; Gen 17:19
  3. Promised Blessing
    Gen 12:2b-3; Gen 22:18

Covenant Ratification – Genesis 15

  1. Ancient Near East Covenant: Hebrew is carat berith (to cut a covenant)
  2. Cutting/Bloodshed is integral to covenant ratification
  3. Self-Maledictory Covenant Oath

Covenant Sign – Genesis 17

  1. Circumcision (cutting foreskin = cutting flesh = bloodshed)
  2. Circumcision (Adults)
  3. Circumcision (Infants)
  4. True Circumcision in the New Covenant
    Deut 10:16; Deut 30:6; Rom 2:25-29; Gal 5:6; Phil 3:2-3; Col 2:11-14

Covenant Fulfilled

  1. Land: Canaan (Land of Milk and Honey) || Heavenly Country
    Gen 13:14-17; Josh 24:13; Heb 11:9-10,13-16
  2. Seed: Old Israel (Jews) || Israel of God (Church) || Christ
    Gen 46:26-27; Exod 1:7; 1 Kings 4:20; John 8:37-42; Gal 6:16; Gal 3:16,29
  3. Blessing: Abraham Blessed || Nations blessed || Nations blessed through Christ
    Gen 12:15-17; Gen 14:1-17; Gen 14:18-24; Gen 15:1; Gen 20:17-18; Gen 21:22-24 Exod 19:6; Deut 29:24-28; Josh 6; Luke 24:46-47; Acts 1:8

Further Study

Recommended Books

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