CREATION AND COVENANT
by Roger Wyatt| 3rd June 2021 | more posts on 'Covenant'
The concept of covenant is introduced early in the book of Genesis, although the word is not used until Genesis 9. After Noah and his sons, along with their unnamed wives, emerge from the ark, God blesses the surviving remnant of humanity with words much like those spoken to Adam and Eve nine generations before: ‘Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth”’ (Genesis 9:1). Nowhere however, in the opening chapter of Genesis, is it explicitly stated that God was instituting a covenant with the first humans.