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Covenant Between Parts

Covenant Between Parts

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Artist's interpretation of the Covenant of Parts:

[Abram] said: “L‑rd G‑d, by what shall I know that I shall inherit it?” And He said to him: “Take Me three heifers, three goats, three rams, a turtledove and a young pigeon.”

He took to him all these, and he split them in the middle, and he placed each half opposite its fellow; the birds, however, he did not divide.

The eagle descended upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

As the sun was near to setting, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

And He said to Abram: “Know surely that your descendants shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and they will be enslaved to them, and they will afflict them four hundred years.

“And also that nation whom they shall serve will I judge; and afterwards they shall come out with great wealth.”

When the sun went down and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace and a burning torch, which passed between those pieces. (Genesis 15)

On that day G‑d made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates.”


Alyse Radenovic is an American fine artist living in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and daughter. The subject matter of her paintings is varied. Her paintings have been exhibited as paintings alone and as part of multimedia projects in galleries and performance spaces in America and Europe. Her work has been featured in various publications.
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Alyse Radenovic is an American fine artist living in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and daughter. The subject matter of her paintings is varied. Her paintings have been exhibited as paintings alone and as part of multimedia projects in galleries and performance spaces in America and Europe. Her work has been featured in various publications.
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