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Covenant Through New Eyes: Part 5 – The World of the Patriarchs

n the world of the patriarchs god's focus zooms in from the world of Noah to the land of Canaan. It focus from the entire world or 70 nations to just one land and one nation, Israel. Mankind has taken a step of maturation, in God's covenant with Abraham, to where he is now a priest to the nations. The symbolism of dust, stars, trees, altars, pillars and wells is more complicated and simultaneously more glorious. God is moving humanity and His creation back to the garden. But, as we will see, God chooses to move humanity back to the garden in a way that concludes more gloriously than the Garden began, a garden city, New Jerusalem.

In the light of modern interpretation of these events, the emphasis on God’s judgment, redemption and plan are a breeze of fresh air that can be willfully consumed by those willing to read the Bible anew again. Given the brevity of Noah: The True Story individuals of all persuasion should be able to enjoy a Milton-like (minus the poetry) experience of the story of Noah.