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Covenant of salt

Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 26, 2002

In Reply to: Covenant of salt posted by guy andrews on November 26, 2002

: In 2 Chronicles 13:5 the writer says, "Don't you know that the Lord, the God of Isrealhas given the Kingship of Isreal to David and his descendants forever by a 'covenant of salt'". Does anyone know what this means? Thanks Guy

In numerous instances in Biblical history, when parties entered into an agreement, they then shared a meal together. The covenant meal sealed their peaceful relationship.

The Law of Moses makes mention of the covenant of salt in which all cereal offerings were required to contain salt. This precious commodity was in the sacrifice and in the meal of peace eaten together. Thus the salt symbolized peace. A person dare not offer worship to God without peaceful intentions.
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