/ kʌvənənt /
compact · concordat
Prevedi covenant na: francuski
ETYM Old Fren. covenant, from French and Old Fren. convenir to agree, Latin convenire. Related to Convene.
1. A signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action; SYN. compact, concordat.
2. (Bible) An agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return.
Solemn agreement between two parties. In Judaism, it describes especially the relationship between God and the Jewish people, based on God’s promise to Abraham and his descendants in the book of Genesis: “I will be your God and you will be my people”. Jewish life and practice are based on the covenant relationship with God: God gives his laws, recorded in the Torah, and Jews have a special duty to keep those laws as their side of the covenant. The term also refers to other oaths such as that taken by the Covenanters.