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Shabbat Salt of the Covenant in Prophecy

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Salt of the Covenant in Prophecy | shabb-062813-salt-covenant

From the torah we find the Salt of the covenant and in the words of Jesus Christ we hear “you are the salt of the earth”. What connects these two? Join us for this study in Prophecy and the Salt of the Covenant to find out!

“The Covenant of Salt”

Salt was regarded as a necessary ingredient of the daily food. All sacrifices offered to Jeh were to contain it. Thus a close relationship between ‘Salt and covenant making’ occurred.

When men ate together they became friends, thus the Arab expression “There is salt between us.” “He has eaten of my salt”, meaning he has partaken of hospitality which cemented friendship. ISBE p 728, Covenant of Salt.

Custom of pledging friendship or confirming a covenant [compact] by eating food containing salt is still retained among Arab speaking people’s.  The Arab word for “salt” and for “compact” or “treaty” is the same.

2Ch 13:5  Ought ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

Matthew 5:13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Biblical resources on the WIBR/WARN sites: www.warn-usa.com, www.warn-radio.com, www.wingswatchman.org, www.warn-usa.com/watchman-network/ www.ddayforamerica.com  www.dday4america.com