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Does God 'replace' his covenant with Abraham ? What relationship does the 'new' covenant bear to the 'everlasting' covenant ? In Genesis 17: 3-14, God is quite clearly expressing two different covenants. One is an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his 'seed' (which is clearly, from hindsight, a spiritual seed). This is made clear in the New Testament ...


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We know that Paul refers to this passage in a spiritual type as circumcising the heart. Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off ...


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A covenant is simply a binding agreement or treaty. A suzerain covenant is a covenant between a sovereign king (suzerain), in effect an emperor, and a vassal king and thus with the vassal nation. The terms of such covenants are decided by the suzerain king, they are not negotiated between the two kings. One of main issues of discussion amongst ...


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ANE Treaty form is something very well-known to scholars. From ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN VASSAL TREATIES AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION. POSSIBLE LINKS The study contains examples comparing Deuteronomy to a treaty by Hittie king Mursilis (around 1500BCE). Deuteronomy was composed in Jerusalem in the 7th century BCE in the context of religious reforms advanced by ...


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I think the two verses provided in support of the notion that the Law could be obeyed by ordinary humans, are being misinterpreted. Deuteronomy 30:11, e.g., from the KJV, says " .. it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off". "far off" is a better translation of the Hebrew rachowq, then the NIV translation quoted in the question above, that ...


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