YAHWEH'S EIGHT COVENANTS

"But Yahweh's faithful love for those who fear him is from eternity and for ever; and his saving justice to their children's children; as long as they keep his covenant, and carefully obey his precepts."; Palms 103:17-18


COVENANT SIGN SCRIPTURE
1. Adam
  • fertility
  • dominion over the earth
Tree of Life Genesis 1:28-30: "God blessed them, saying to them, 'Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it..." Genesis 2:15-17: "Yahweh God took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden to cultivate and take care of it..."
2. Noah and the earth
  • The earth will never be destroyed by flood waters again (water will become a sign of salvation)
Rainbow Genesis 6:18; 9:9-17; Sirach 44:17-18. "God spoke as follows to Noah and his sons, 'I am now establishing (maintaining) my covenant with you and with your descendants to come...'" Genesis 9:8-9
3. Abraham = 3-fold, (continues with Isaac, Jacob and descendants)
  • and, nation (descendants) and world wide blessing
Circumcision on the 8th day Genesis 12:3, 15:1-18, 17: 1-27, 18:18 and 22:18, 26:3-5, 28:10-14; Exodus 2:24; Sirach 44:19-20. "God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." Exodus 2:24
4. Moses and Israel
  • Sinai Covenant establishing divine liturgy and covenant sacraments
Ark of the Covenant
Tabernacle
Ten Commandments
Exodus 19-24; 34:10, 27, 28; Deuteronomy 5:2-3. "So now, if you are really prepared to obey me and keep my covenant, you, out of all peoples, shall be my personal possession" Exodus 19:5
5. Aaron and Sons
  • perpetual ministerial priesthood of the Levites
Salt Exodus 40:15; Leviticus 2:13; Numbers 18:19; Sirach 45:7; Jeremiah 33:21. "Everything the Israelites set aside for Yahweh from the holy things, I give to you and your sons and daughters, by perpetual decree. This is a covenant of salt for ever before Yahweh, for you and your descendants too." Numbers 18:19
6. Phinehas
  • perpetual priesthood in Covenant of Peace
(prefigures Christ)
Seamless robe and miter Numbers 25:11-15; Sirach 45:24. "To him I grant my covenant of peace. To him and his descendants after him, this covenant will assure the priesthood for ever." Numbers 25:12-13
7. David and descendants
  • dynasty and throne forever secure
Throne / Temple 2 Samuel 7:11-17, 23:5; Sirach 45:25. "Yes, my House stands firm with God: He has made an eternal covenant with me..." 2 Samuel 23:5
8. Jesus (Yah-shua = Yahweh saves or I save) also written Yehosua = Joshua.
  • He is the fulfillment of all the covenantal promises
The Cross, the true "Tree of Life" Isaiah 55:3; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20; Hebrews 12:24. "...This cup is the new covenant in my blood poured out for you." Luke 22:20
""...This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me." 1 Corinthians 11:25

* There are many more Scripture passages referring to Yahweh's Eight Covenants than those listen in the chart. Some additional Scripture references for the various covenants are listed below: