He goes on to argue that phrases about having a "whole heart" or having "walked after me [God] with all his heart" strongly parallels with Neo-Assyrian grant language, such as "walked with royalty".He further argues that in Jeremiah, God uses prophetic metaphor to say that David will be adopted as a son.
Abraham similarly kept God's charge in Genesis 26: 4-5: "I will give to your descendants all these lands...inasmuch as Abraham obeyed me and kept my charge, my commandments, my rules and my teachings." Furthermore, in Jeremiah, God says, through prophetic metaphor, that David will be adopted as a son.
Babylonian contracts often expressed fathership and sonship, in their grants to actually mean a king to vassal relationship.
Most Christians believe this New Covenant is the "replacement" or "final fulfilment" of the Old Covenant described in the Old Testament and as applying to the People of God, while some believe both covenants are still applicable in a dual covenant theology.
There are two major types of covenants in the Hebrew Bible, including the obligatory type and the promissory type.
God acts as the suzerain power and is the party of the covenant accompanied by the required action that comes with the oath whether it be fire or animals in the sacrificial oaths.