What is the Covenant?
- 15 (esp 15:9)
- 4 Provisions of covenant (God's favor):
- Special favor with God (especially military protection)
- Promise of land
- Multiple progeny (many as the stars)
- Special favor toward Abraham's descendants (through Isaac or through Ishmael)?
- Obligations of Israelites
- Exclusive worship despite other gods' existence
- Sacrifice and redemption (passover)
- Obedience to laws (2? 10? 613?)
- Note: centralized worship comes later
- Abraham's journeys
- land promised
- Etiologies: Moab, Ammon (Lot's daughters), and Edom (Esau)
Jacob's vision of the ladder