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I take the passage as God having one covenant with Israel, and Israel, having to make two attempts to respond to that covenant. The covenant is the promise from God, and it is not affected by the fact that the first set of tablets was broken; the second set of tablets was proof that the covenant endured.


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There is the line of the shifting of the birthright in Bible. In Genesis alone, there are at least four cases of the shifting of the birthright: from Esau to Jacob (25:22-26, 29-34); from Zarah to Pharez (38:27-30); from Reuben to Joseph (49:3-4; 1 Chron. 5:1); and from Manasseh to Ephraim (48:12-20). Furthermore, in the New Testament the birthright is ...


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In the Southern Baptist faith; and I suspect that in most other Christian faiths, the Birthright has nothing to do with the descendants of Jesus. The line of passage of the Birthright is a device of man, while the line of Christ is a device of God. The birthright is a result of happenstance, but the line leading to Christ is through obedience to God. ...



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