covenant of salt
2 Chronicles 13:5
13:5 covenant of salt. A “covenant of salt” was understood in ancient nations to be permanent and unbreakable. The covenant was ratified by a meal shared by the two parties. Salt was considered then to be a very valuable and significant component of the meal. When God was one of the parties, the food was first sacrificed to Him (Leviticus 2:13; Numbers 18:19; etc.).