The Christ of the Covenants
What is a covenant? Asking for a definition of “covenant” is like asking for a definition of “mother.” A mother may be defined as the person who brought you into the world. That definition may be correct formally. But who would be satisfied with such a definition?
Scripture clearly testifies to the significance of the divine covenants. God has entered repeatedly into covenantal relationships with particular men. Explicit references may be found to a divine covenant established with Noah, Abraham, Israel, and David. Israel’s prophets anticipated the coming of the days of the “new covenant,” and Christ himself spoke of the last supper in covenantal language.
But what is a covenant?
Robertson leaves no stone unturned as he explains the Bible’s covenants. As he explores each covenant in depth, he helps us to see their unity, diversity, and place in the history of redemption.
“I now know where to look for a clear, thorough and fair-minded exposition of this great subject.” —Derek Kidner, warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge and author of several volumes in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series. He passed on to the Lord in 2008.
“Robertson has achieved a rare balance of clarity and simplicity while interacting with other viewpoints and incorporating the insights of modern scholarship. Many Bible students long for a readable and reliable book that gives an overview of the whole Bible. This is it!” —John H. White, Bible Newsletter
“Clearly written! This book should prove of substantial help for anyone wishing a better understanding of the covenant concept as a central thrust of the biblical message.” —R. O. Zorn, Vox Reformata
About the Author
O. Palmer Robertson (ThM, ThD, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia) is director and principal of African Bible College, Uganda. He previously taught at Reformed, Westminster, Covenant, and Knox Seminaries. He is also author of The Final Word: A Biblical Response to the Case for Tongues and Prophecy Today