"Covenant holds the key to the identity and distinctiveness of Israel and church. The term 'covenant' was consciously applied by the Israelites to their relationship with Yahweh from the earliest times, and this theological orientation was passed down to Jesus and early Christians. Covenant is found in every critical moment of God’s dispensation and all major turning points in biblical history, such as creation, Noah’s flood, Abraham, Exodus, David, Exile, and Jesus. Throughout the Bible, covenant is central to God’s reign."
~ Hak Joon Lee
Fuller Theological Seminary