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Covenant of Salt

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Salt was often utilized in covenant making probably as symbolic of that which preserves and prevents decay. The hope was that the covenant thus enacted would endure (Numbers 18:19 ; 2 Chronicles 13:5 ). Salt was an essential element of the cereal offerings made to God (Leviticus 2:13 ).


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Covenant of Salt'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/c/covenant-of-salt.html. 1991.

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