Abraham Covenant Research Paper

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Abraham Covenant In the Old Testament there are many covenants made between God and His people. One very popular covenant found in the book of Genesis is the covenant made between Abraham and God. His covenant contains many promises to Abraham pertaining to his descendants and the people of Israel. Throughout Genesis God refers to his covenant to Abraham. Because of this, God’s effectiveness never comes into question as Abraham is blessed with all that is guaranteed to him. Many years after the flood had concluded, God’s people challenged His power and began building the tower of Babel. God dispersed the people all over the world and confused their languages, but chose one man, Abraham, as His blessing to the entire world. God made a covenant promising him three specific things. The three promises are found in Genesis 12: Now the Lord said to Abraham, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” The first promise made to Abraham is that his people will be led into the Promised Land (12:1). The second promise he makes…show more content…
The most notably mentioned aspect of God’s covenant to Abraham was to “multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands.” Abraham had a son named Isaac, his only son. Isaac had two sons, Jacob and Esau. From Jacob there were twelve sons who all descended into the tribes of Israel. One example of the growth of Abraham’s offspring is mentioned in Genesis 47:27 where it says, “Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen. And they gained possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied

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