Q. How does the old Hebrew covenants parallel the penalties of today?

A. Recorded in Genesis and the book of Jeremiah is the calf used in the old Hebrew covenants, performing certain ceremonies of cutting an animal a certain way, and dividing it in the midst, and walking between the parts thereof as the covenant is formed. This dividing an animal was not confined to the Hebrews but borrowed from them by all the heathen nations. ( Genesis 15:9-11 - Jeremiah 34:20 )

Biblical References

Genesis 15:9-11

9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; 10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. 11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

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Jeremiah 34:20

I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life: and their dead bodies shall be for meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to the beasts of the earth.

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