In every sense of the word, a treaty. In the Bible (see also the Bible), an agreement between God and His people, in which God makes promises to His people and usually requires them to behave in a particular way. In the Old Testament, God made agreements with Noah, Abraham, and Moses. He promised Noah that he would never again destroy the Earth by a flood. He promised Abraham to become the ancestor of a great nation, provided that Abraham went to the place that God had shown him and sealed the covenant by circumcision of all the men of the nation. God told Moses that the Israelites would reach the Promised Land, but that they had to obey the Mosaic law. In the New Testament, God promised salvation to those who believe in Jesus (see also redemption). According to Mendhenhall, pressure from outside intruders has led the linked loose Israeli tribes to come together in a monarchical unity for stability and solidarity. He also argues that, during this consolidation, the new state should also unite the religious traditions that were part of the different groups to avoid dissent from those who might believe that the formation of a state would replace God`s direct government.
That is why, Mendenhall continues, these linked loose tribes united under the Mosaic alliance to legitimize their unity. They thought that obeying the law was obeying God. They also believed that the king was brought to power as a result of God`s charity and that this adherence was the fulfillment of God`s promise of the dynasty to David. Mendenhall also notes that a conflict arose between those who believed in David`s covenant and those who believed that God would not support all the acts of the state. As a result, the two sides were relatively distant and David`s covenant and the Mosaic Covenant were almost entirely forgotten.  In general, Christians believe that the New Covenant was instituted at the Last Supper as part of the Eucharist, which contains in the Gospel of John the New Commandment. A connection between the blood of Christ and the New Covenant is seen in most modern English translations of the New Testament with the proverb: “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”  Today`s passage describes the prohibition found in the first covenant our Creator made with men. . .