Events of The Bible

Covenant of the Parts

Covenant of the Parts

Covenant of the Parts

ברית בין הבתרים

Brit Bein HaBetarim

b’-REET bayn ha-b’-ta-REEM

Where does Covenant of the Parts take place?

There are theories, but the actual location is unknown.

When does Covenant of the Parts take place?

On the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nissan, in the Hebrew year 2018, generally believed to be 1743 BCE. This day would later become the first day of Passover.

What happened at Covenant of the Parts?

The Covenant of the Parts is a biblical covenant between God and Abram, as recorded in Genesis 15:1-21 (Abram’s name was later changed to Abraham). In this covenant, God promised to give Abram many descendants and to give them the land of Canaan as their inheritance.

The name “Covenant of the Parts” comes from the action done to seal the covenant.

God instructed Abram to bring several animals and birds. Abram cut the animals in half (not the birds) and arranged them on opposite sides of a path. God then made Abram fall asleep. He made His promises to Abram while a smoking oven and flaming torch passed between the parts.

This covenant is significant in Jewish history because it established a special relationship between God and Abraham’s descendants, who became known as the Jewish people. It also provided a foundation for future covenants with the forefathers.


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