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.).

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