The Heb. berith means primarily “a cutting,” with reference to the custom of cutting or dividing animals in two and passing between the parts in ratifying a covenant. (Genesis 15; Jeremiah 34:18,19) In the New Testament the corresponding word is diathece (diatheke), which is frequently translated testament in the Authorized Version. In its biblical meaning […]

-Sacred Jos 9:18-21; Ga 3:15 -Binding Jos 9:18-20; Jer 34:8-21; Eze 17:14-18; Ga 3:15 -Binding, not only on those who make them, but on those who are represented De 29:14,15 -Blood of Ex 24:8 -Book of Ex 24:7 -The Mosaic law called a covenant Ex 34:28 -See [1121]CONTRACTS -See [1122]VOWS -OF MEN WITH MEN .Breach […]

A contract or agreement between two parties. In the Old Testament the Hebrew word berith is always thus translated. Berith is derived from a root which means “to cut,” and hence a covenant is a “cutting,” with reference to the cutting or dividing of animals into two parts, and the contracting parties passing between them, […]