Here's our latest author post from Steven D. Mason, author of the LHBOTS “‘Eternal Covenant’ in the Pentateuch: The Contours of an Elusive Phrase”. He is currently Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at LeTourneau University, Texas.
“‘Eternal Covenant’ in the Pentateuch: The Contours of an Elusive Phrase” arose from my own questions about biblical covenants, covenant theology, and how to do biblical theology in general. The study itself does not attempt to say anything comprehensive with regard to any of the three, but it is some preliminary exegetical work on what I consider to be an important phrase that bears on such discussions. I do believe that what I learned in the process of examining berit olam in its Pentateuchal context will prove foundational for my continued exploration into the phrase elsewhere, not to mention my interest in working out Christian and theological readings of the Old Testament.