Encountering the Covenant Between God and Noah

Oct 7, 2021

וַיְבָ֣רֶךְ אֱלֹהִ֔ים אֶת־נֹ֖חַ וְאֶת־בָּנָ֑יו וַיֹּ֧אמֶר לָהֶ֛ם פְּר֥וּ וּרְב֖וּ וּמִלְא֥וּ אֶת־הָאָֽרֶץ׃

Hashem blessed Noach and his sons, and said to them, “Be fertile and increase, and fill the earth.

va-y'-va-REKH e-lo-HEEM et NO-akh v'-et ba-NAV, va-YO-mer la-HEM: pe-ROO u-re-VU u-mi-L'-u et ha-A-retz

Genesis 9:1

Sondra Oster Baras of Christian Friends of Israeli Communities explains the significance of a Biblical covenant, which is a two-way street that God makes with humanity. Noah is told, “be fruitful and multiply” – to have children, many children to fill the earth, which has always been a primary value in the Jewish community. There are many other fascinating connections between the covenant of Noah, and the covenant of Adam, which is essential to understand, as illustrated in this video course. 

Related Names and Places: Noah

Relate Bible Verses: Chapter 9

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