Land of the Covenant

Land of the Covenant
the Land of Israel, Promised Land

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • The Covenant (novel) — The Covenant is a historical novel by American author James A. Michener, published in 1980. Plot summaryThe novel is set in South Africa, home to five distinct populations: Bantu (native Black tribes), Coloured (the result of generations of… …   Wikipedia

  • Ark of the Covenant — The Ark of the Covenant (). Rashi and some Midrashim suggest that there were two arks a temporary one made by Moses, and a later one made by Bezalel.Hertz 1936] The Biblical account relates that during the trip of the Israelites, the Ark was… …   Wikipedia

  • Ark of the Covenant — • A kind of chest, measuring two cubits and a half in length, a cubit and a half in breadth, and a cubit and a half in height Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ark of the Covenant     Ark of the Covenant …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • ARK OF THE COVENANT — (Heb. אֲרוֹן הַבְּרִית, אֲרוֹן הָעֲדוּת (aron ha berit, aron ha [i]ʿedut[/i]), the chest which stood in the Holy of Holies, and in which the tables of the covenant were kept. Designations The modifying phrases qualifying the word ark are numerous …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ark of the covenant — ark (def. 2). * * * In Judaism and Christianity, the ornate, gold plated wooden chest that in biblical times housed the two tablets of the Law given to Moses by God. The Levites carried the Ark during the Hebrews wandering in the wilderness.… …   Universalium

  • covenant — n. & v. n. 1 an agreement; a contract. 2 Law a a contract drawn up under a seal, esp. undertaking to make regular payments to a charity. b a clause of a covenant. 3 (Covenant) Bibl. the agreement between God and the Israelites (see Ark of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever — is a trilogy of fantasy novels by Stephen R. Donaldson. It was followed by The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant , also a trilogy, and The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant , a planned tetralogy.The main character is Thomas Covenant, a… …   Wikipedia

  • covenant — cov·e·nant / kə və nənt/ n 1: an official agreement or compact an international covenant on human rights 2 a: a contract in its entirety or a promise within a contract for the performance or nonperformance of a particular act a covenant not to… …   Law dictionary

  • COVENANT — COVENANT, a general obligation concerning two parties. It was confirmed either by an oath (Gen. 21:22ff.; 26:26ff.; Deut. 29:9ff.; Josh. 9:15–20; II Kings 11:4; Ezek. 16:8; 17:33ff.), by a solemn meal (Gen. 26:30; 31:54; Ex. 24:11; II Sam. 2:20) …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Covenant of the pieces — The boundaries of the Land of Israel as defined in Genesis 15:18 21 showing the region which was promised to Abraham in the covenant of the pieces According to the Old Testament, The covenant of the pieces or covenant between the parts (Hebrew:… …   Wikipedia

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