Describe the Covenant with the Patriarchs, including the promises of a People and a Land
The word Covenant in general is a agreement between two parties. Each of the parties has both rights and responsibilities.
In the Torah, the covenant is an agreement between God and his people.
It was with Abraham that the first covenant with the unseen God was made.
The covenant was first mentioned as a promised between God and Noah and was later confirmed through an eternal promise from God to Abraham. This promise was to make him the ancestors of a multitude of nations.
The key stipulation to the covenant was that every Jewish man must be circumcised and to present day remains as a ritual.
Abraham was given the covenant as he showed great faith as he demonstrated willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac.
From this willingness, it was a model of how Jews were expected to treat God, the steadfast love they should hold for their God
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