The Abrahamic Covenant
by Wayne D. Turner
From BibleTrack
Copyright 2004-2008

The covenant that God made with Abraham commonly referred to as the "Abrahamic Covenant" begins to unfold in Genesis 12 (see notes). In that passage we see the call to Abraham to leave his people, take his wife and move to Canaan. This initial call constitutes the first of several communications between God and Abraham regarding the provisions of God's covenant with him. The purpose of this document is to give a brief overview of the covenant's provisions. For added detail, follow the links listed; each link will open a new window in which you will be able to view the detailed commentary for each passage.

Here are the four basic provisions of the Abrahamic Covenant:

God's promise to Abraham was unconditional and confirmed with a covenant ceremony in Genesis 15:7-21 (see notes). Moreover, we see that the provisions of this covenant are "everlasting" in Genesis 17:7 (see notes). That being the case, New Testament Believers benefit through Christ from the covenant that God made with Abraham.