The Christ of the Covenants by O. Palmer Robertson

320 pages | Direct Price: $14.99 $11.50 | Theology


What is a covenant? Asking for a definition of “covenant” is like asking for a definition of “mother.” A mother may be defined as the person who brought you into the world. That definition may be correct formally. But who would be satisfied with such a definition?

Scripture clearly testifies to the significance of the divine covenants. God has entered repeatedly into covenantal relationships with particular men. Explicit references may be found to a divine covenant established with Noah, Abraham, Israel, and David. Israel’s prophets anticipated the coming of the days of the “new covenant,” and Christ himself spoke of the last supper in covenantal language.

But what is a covenant?

Robertson leaves no stone unturned as he explains the Bible’s covenants. As he explores each covenant in depth, he helps us to see their unity, diversity, and place in the history of redemption.


About the Author

O. Palmer Robertson (ThM, ThD, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia) is director and principal of African Bible College, Uganda. He previously taught at Reformed, Westminster, Covenant, and Knox Seminaries. He is also the author of The Christ of the ProphetsThe Flow of the Psalms: Discovering Their Structure and TheologyThe Israel of God: Yesterday, Today, TomorrowUnderstanding the Land of the Bible: A Biblical-Theological Guide, and The Genesis of Sex: Sexual Relationships in the First Book of the Bible.



“I now know where to look for a clear, thorough and fair-minded exposition of this great subject.”

—Derek Kidner

“Robertson has achieved a rare balance of clarity and simplicity while interacting with other viewpoints and incorporating the insights of modern scholarship. . . . Many Bible students long for a readable and reliable book that gives an overview of the whole Bible. This is it!”

—John H. WhiteBible Newsletter

“Clearly written. . . . [This book] should prove of substantial help for anyone wishing a better understanding of the covenant concept as a central thrust of the biblical message.”

—R. O. ZornVox Reformata