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-old covenant: A covenant is an agreement (Deuteronomy 29:1,9; 30:19). The old covenant in the Bible was the agreement involving various rules and regulations of the Mosaic Law, that God made with a physical nation (ancient Israel {of which the tribe of Judah [Jews] was but one of 12 tribes}) for physical blessings (if they kept what they agreed to -Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Exodus 24:3) and curses (if they failed to keep it -Deuteronomy 28:15-68), involving the people's works in keeping all God had laid down for them to follow; summed up in -Deuteronomy 29:1,2 and 5:29. The people couldn't keep it.
    This covenant had a fault and by it the people were also faulty -Hebrews 8:7,8,13; 10:1. It wasn't designed to be successful! 
    Never mind the regular people; it couldn't even make the priests perfect, the priests God chose! -Hebrews 9:9. God of course, foresaw all this and it was the way it was supposed to be as part of the overall plan of God for mankind -Romans 9:11. It was all to point to Christ (the new covenant) as the 'be all, end all' for all time -John 19:30; Romans 11:36; Colossians 1:17. More.

-Old Testament: The section of the Bible before the birth of Jesus, containing among other things, the Mosaic Law which if not kept perfectly, made one a sinner.
    Contrast the New Testament, where the opposite is true; keeping the law made one a sinner as one would "miss the mark" (the original word meaning for 'sin') of Christ's righteousness and by keeping it instead, bring a curse upon himself.
    From The Free Bible: "The Old Testament was written over a period of 1,400 years by about 32 writers, covering over 3,600 years of man’s history. It was penned by men of vastly different backgrounds, living in different countries and in different ages. Many did not know each other and some did not even know what the others had written. Yet when their writings became one book, each perfectly harmonized with the others, an indication that this Book of many writers has only One Author, the Holy Ghost -2Peter 1:21.
    "Four hundred years separate the writing of the last book of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament."
    The first five books of the Bible are called the Law-(they are also known as the Torah or Pentateuch). Written by Moses in the wilderness, these books receive their name because they record the Law God gave to Israel on mount Sinai. 
 


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