Covenant Essays

  • Covenant and Promise

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    COVENANT AND PROMISE •     BERITH = Hebrew word for covenant •     Berith is found in the earliest records in the Bible and is fundamental to Hebrew religion. In Latin it is Testamentum. •     The Old Testament and the New Testaments means the old and the new covenants. A covenant is a promise. •     Chesed = Hebrew word for the attitude of loyalty and faithfulness which both parties should observe towards one another in a covenant relationship. •     The covenant ‘chesed’ of God is so strong that

  • The Israelites And Philistines Views On The Ark Of The Covenant

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    1. The Israelites and Philistines had different yet identical views on the powers of the Ark of the Covenant. One instance, which really interested me, was reading the reference the Philistines made to Moses and the plague that his God had brought upon Egypt (1 Samuel 4:8-9). This shows that they knew the power that it had and what God is capable of doing. But, their way of dealing with the plague was different than you would expect because they passed the Ark around from principal to principal.

  • Halo: The Fall Of Reach

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    REACH (human's last station of defense to stop the covenant from finding the location of earth) – After the completion of the training camp the Spartans were used for their main purpose, to protect and save human civilization on earth, by acting as the humans' secret weapon against the enemy. 2. Battle at Sigma Octanus IV (coordinates for an area in space) – This battle marked the first major victory, in a space battle, for the humans over the Covenant (alien race intent on wiping out human kind)

  • Covenanted Governments

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    The covenant is very dear to our modern world, being that many political philosophers that shaped our modern world based much of their theories on a covenanted government. When looking at the United States, the theory was considered important from the Mayflower Compact and on. The theory of “a covenanted people” is associated with Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau. Our “framers” took all of the aforementioned history and philosophy in account to develop our virgin nation. The concept of a covenant and

  • The Ambiguities in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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    First, we can assume he went into the forest as a sort of initiation or kind of religious rite of passage (. . . "having kept covenant by meeting thee here, it is my purpose now to return whence I came. I have scruples, touching the matter thou wot'st of"). It seems this "covenant" is a pact all good colonists respect, and the religious connotation of the very word "covenant" seems to exemplify this. The devil then procedes to list the others who have taken this journey with him, yet those he lists

  • Virtue In Paul Ramsey's Preface To The Patient As Person

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    lean toward one side or the other.      In Paul Ramsey’s preface to The Patient as Person, we get a clear depiction of where he stands on ethics today. Ramsey says that it is important to keep the covenant between man and man and man and God. The covenant between man and man is that men need to have a kind of faithfulness to each other that is righteous (Pg. 53). For example, when you visit the doctor

  • Jewish Ideals In The Torah And Nevi'Im

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    "father of many." God affirms that His covenant is to be established with Abraham's physical seed. This is to be an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his descendants through Isaac. The land is to be an everlasting possession of Abraham's descendants through Isaac. In future generations, sin may cause the people to lose control of the land, but it will always belong to them. The rite of circumcision is the physical sign of the covenant. In this covenant, God is saying that he is our Almighty God

  • Thomas Hobbes’ Law of Justice

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    war. Directly building off of the first law’s mandate to seek peace is the second law that states that we should lay down our rights of nature and form social contracts, if others are willing to as well. From this springs forth the concept of the covenant, in which men can transfer their rights of nature between each other and which forms the basis of moral obligation. With the enactment of each of these laws, which act as impediments towards the full use of an individual’s right of nature, an individual

  • Mishpat: Social Ethics in Jeremiah

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    One of Yahweh's main concerns in making his covenant with Israel, after worshipping him alone, was maintaining social justice. Throughout Deuteronomy and subsequently in Jeremiah, we see the cry for mishpat, "justice," for the orphan, the widow, the poor, and the alien. Yahweh cares about these groups that cannot care for themselves, and he expects those in a right relationship with him to care as well. In Jeremiah's day, this key aspect of the covenant had been forgotten by Israel; injustice joined

  • HALO:The Flood

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    alarm sounds because an alien race, known as the Covenant, has invaded the ship. Then the marines open up a cryo-tube. [a tube one can sleep frozen in] Inside the tube is the genetically enhanced super-soldier, known as the Master Chief. The Chief then defeats the aliens aboard the ship. After the invasion, the marines discover the ancient ring-world, called Halo. They then decide to search for weapons and other supplies on Halo. Unfortunately, the Covenant is also searching for something: Halo’s control

  • Of Plymouth Plantation

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    that they were flawed and helpless and that they were very capable of being very sinful beings. There was also a belief in the covenant of works. This meant that if you followed all of Gods laws, and did good things that would make him happy, you would then go to heaven. They believed that they were knit together as a body in the most strict and sacred bond and covenant with the Lord. "We do hold ourselves straightly tied to all care of each others goods and of the whole, by everyone and so mutually

  • Persuasive letter

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    equipment, leasehold improvements, and business name. In addition, I will need all necessary licenses and permits transferred to me. I will expect you to give me a covenant not to compete stating that for three years, you will not open a similar store in our city. The purchase price for all of the assets as well as the good will and your covenant not to compete would be $150,000, as we have already discussed. As an indication of my good faith in pursuing this matter, I am enclosing a check for $1,000

  • The Noahic Covenant: The Everlasting Covenant

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    Everlasting Covenant The “everlasting covenant” referred to Isaiah 24:5 is interpreted by numerous theologians as the universal covenant made between God and man at creation or as Noahic covenant after the flood. Some believe the text is referring to Israel, and others believe it is in reference to the Mosaic covenant between God and Israel. Every one of these ideas although appealing runs into problems. For instance, the universal covenant sounds great in theory, but there is no record of

  • Promises To Keep

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    Promises To Keep The covenant has been a major theme in the books of Genesis and Exodus. A covenant is an agreement between two parties, which is not intended to be broken. On several occasions, God has established a covenant with certain people in order to bless them. In return, they would love, serve, and obey Him as their one true God. The first major covenant God made was with Noah. During Noah’s time, the world became a haven of wickedness in a multitude of ways. God’s heart was grieved

  • Puritans and Puritanism

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    Puritans and Puritanism This essay addresses the questions: What is Puritanism. What is the meaning of puritanism in American history? What is the Covenant as Puritans understood it. How were their ideas about the Covenant applied to their experience in America? Puritanism is one of the most important aspects of the American culture. Many of this country’s beliefs come from puritanism background. What is Puritanism and the meaning of it in American history? Puritanism is a term that originates

  • Bris Milah (Circumcision)

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    The Covenant of Circumcision And G-d said unto Avroham: “And as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you, and your seed after you throughout their generations. This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your seed after you: every male among you shall be circumcised. And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant between Me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations

  • Abraham

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    so the history of his life was passed by word of mouth, and were there after made into biblical stories. There is also the question if Abraham really lived, do to the little information available on his life. Abraham is most famous for making his Covenant with God. Abraham would have lived somewhere between the years of 2000 and 1500 BC. He was born in the city of Ur. Abraham's real name was Abram. The father of Abram , Terach, had two other sons , Haran and Nachor. While living in the city of Ur

  • The book of Ezekiel

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    Ezekiel, many of the Israelites during this time believed in many gods, each having a political or social purpose for their society (The New Interpreter's Study Bible 169). Yahweh did not agree with this because the Israelites went into a covenant with him. This covenant meant that they could not continue to worship other idols, for if they did Yahweh would emanate his wrath upon them. Ezekiel understood this and he knew that this was the reason why they were being punished. Yahweh uses Ezekiel to relay

  • Instruments in worship?

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    eating, He took some bread and after He broke it, and gave it to them, and said, ’Take it; this is my body.’ And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, ’This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many’” (Mark 14: 22-24). We are commanded to use the fruit of the vine and unleavened bread for the Lord’s supper. We aren’t told not to use Pork and water, but that would not be the Lord’s supper. Mark 16:16 says, “He who

  • Simon as Silent Prophet of Lord Of The Flies

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    prophet changes with the society in which he lives. In Modern America, a prophet is a visionary, telling his people what they can become; in Biblical times, a prophet was the voice of God, telling his people what they had to become to fulfill their covenant with God. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, though, the prophet told his people nothing; he realized what they had already become, and he dared not tell them because he knew they would turn against him. Simon lived in knowledge and fear because