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Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?

Victoria Evans

A Reflection on God’s Covenant
I was raised in a Baptist church, completed a Christian high school curriculum, and graduated from a Christian university. As I reflect on my upbringing, I do not remember ever being intentionally taught about God’s covenant with the Jewish people. There was very little emphasis on the importance of this promise despite how significant of a role it has in our faith. Upon learning about God’s covenant, I hope to deepen my understanding of the Jewish practices that were integral to Jesus’s life and ministry. The Bible was written in a time and culture drastically different than the one I live in. However, the Jewish people have maintained their traditions and are still just as important and relevant to the Christian understanding of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. As I read Scripture, I will keep in mind that God is faithful to His promises and that He remembers His chosen people throughout time.