April 30, 2012 at 11:05 pm #16329
Thank you for the response Dr J. The time range that I was referring to is around the 14 minute mark until 15:50. I appreciated your summary and timeline of the Hebrews, I just wanted to clarify that there are actually several covenants the Hebrews made with God. While the Mosaic covenant was conditional based on their obedience to the mosaic law code, the Abraham covenant which selected the Israelites to have a “special status” with God was unconditional and everlasting.
I certainly recognize this strays a little into theological debate than your lecture is intended for, but in my opinion understanding this position of the Hebrews is at the core of many ancient and current events that shaped western civilization.
Again, thank you.