What exactly is the Sinai Covenant ? – Covenants – Part 4
An investigation into the covenant that YHVH made with the people He led out of Egypt. The Sinai covenant is a lot more complex and controversial than the Abrahamic covenant. The Sinai covenant was conceived to be a type of â€œsuzerain treatyâ€ establishing YHVH as king and Israel as the vassal. Why was it necessary for YHVH to create another covenant with Israel? He already had a covenant with their forefathers. The Sabbath is to serve as the reminder of this covenant. Why would YHVH specifically choose the Sabbath as the sign?
The sins of our fathers and Shavuot
Shavuot is known as the Feast of Proclamation. This is what each of us are to do on this day; make a proclamation! What are we to proclaim? We are to call out to Abba YHVH, confessing our iniquity and the iniquity of our fathers. Why do we have to do this and how?