A B S T R ACT
This Thesis is divided into six Chapters,
preceded by the Preface.
The Preface explains the concept of Covenant. It
examines the Israelite faith from its rudimentary stage
and its gradual development; and the relationship between
the Israelite Covenant and the other peoples.
Chapter One begins with the Introduction to the
Thesis. It discusses the Covenant upon which the religion
of Yahweh was based, and as the institution which established
a unique relationship between God and Israel. Covenant,
it explains, was enshrined in the Salvation history of the
Israelites as a saving grace of God. It is therefore a gift
made by Yahweh to Israel. The Chapter also examines the
definition and etymology of Covenant. The Covenant in the
Ancient world, especially, the structure of the Hittite
treaties; and the terminologies of the Covenant in the Old
Testament are looked into.
Chapter Two is devoted to the Covenant forms in Israel,
namely, the Secular traditions, the God-bound, and Israelbound
Covenants, and the Covenant of Joshua. Chapter Three
focuses attention on the physical aspects of the Covenant:
Statutes, Instruments and Sacred objects.
Chapter Four examines the nature of the Covenant
God as an Ethical and Personal Being; the relationship
between Him and Baal; the Covenant as a doctrine of
Redemption, namely, the religious and saving consciousness
of Israel; the motive to the formation of the covenant;
and the justif1cati6h of the Choice of Israel for the Cove-
.-an'. The Chapter ends with a study of the Covenant
people as a righteous people.
Chapter Five is concentrated on the Deuteronomic reform;
the idea of a new Covenant; Covenant breaking and judgment;
the Covenant in Exilic period; and the Post-exilic impact on
The Conclusion forms the first section of the last
Chapte~. It gives a consise'account of the crucial views
reached in this Thesis, especially in stressing the fundamenta4s
and uniqueness of the Covenant theology. The
Chapter concludes with the examination of the effect of
covenant on the Israelites.
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