The Abrahamic Covenant, found in Genesis 15, granted the Israelites a promised land in the Land of Israel. In this covenant, God promises (see Genesis 12:1-3; 13:14-18; 15:1-21; 17:1-22):

  • To make from Abraham a great nation and to multiply his seed exceedingly and to make him a father of great many nations.
  • To bless Abraham and make him great.
  • To make Abraham a blessing to all the families of the earth.
  • To bless those who bless him and curse those who curse him.
  • To give Abraham and his seed forever all the land which he could see.
  • To give him a sign of the covenant (circumcision).

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