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covenant of salt

1. archaic An agreement or union between two or more parties meant to be binding and long-lasting. An allusion to such a covenant mentioned in the Bible (especially in II Chronicles 13:15), which is itself a reference to salt's function as a preservative. There is an interminable covenant of salt between the stock market and the whole of the US economy.
2. A traditional ceremony of marriage, in which each person exchanges a pinch of salt into a single receptacle, symbolizing an eternal and binding union. Though the meaning was perhaps lost on our younger guests, the covenant of salt at our wedding was a simple but meaningful symbol of our devotion to a new life together.
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I am thrilled to join Covenant Care, an organization that is dedicated to ensuring high quality care," said Fried.
Moreover, it uniquely brings Reformed covenant theology into the natural-law conversation.
The covenant recognises the service of the armed forces, affirms that no disadvantage should arise from this service, and allows for special treatment where needed to correct any disadvantages that may arise.
1 -- color -- ran in Conejo edition only) Jim Young and Martha Urbaniak of the Covenant Players perform Friday for pupils at Good Shepherd Lutheran School.
Its importance is amplified by the fact that the image of covenant is regularly used in popular Christian teaching and preaching, as well as in pastoral theology (unfortunately, often in the context of instruction and sermons that incorporate the traditional theology of replacement).
The proposed Anglican Covenant was conceived in moral indignation and pursued with disciplinary intent," she said.
338(h)(10) or an asset acquisition, where an allocation to a covenant provides the same tax treatment to the purchaser as would an allocation to goodwill (i.
In section 1, he stresses that a covenant ideal of mutuality and cooperation always played in the background even as Israel's self-understanding shifted under the power of empire, the emergence of the monarchy, and prophetic criticism of the abuse of power and wealth.
Once a covenant breach is certain and its severity is clear, send a letter to your banker outlining the circumstances and requesting a waiver of penalty.
Many restrictive covenants have an expiry date so you may be able to secure a bargain at auction and then hold on to the property and carry out the renovations you want when the covenant expires.
At a minimum, debt covenant violations cause issues between the borrower and the lending institution, a relationship that is vital to the livelihood of most businesses.
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH was one of eight denominations to sign a covenant with Canada's First Nations at a ceremony in Winnipeg on National Aboriginal Day, June 21st.
There atop the entries listed beneath the category "Paperback Best Sellers," with its one and a half dozen nonfiction titles, was entry No, 1, The Covenant With Black America.
AFTER GAINING MEDIA attention in the late 1990s with a promise to lower divorce rates across the nation, the covenant marriage movement has hit the skids.