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Look! There are days coming, is the utterance of Jehovah, and I will conclude
with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah a new
32 not one like the covenant that I concluded with their forefathers in the day of my taking hold of their hand to bring them forth out of the land of Egypt, which covenant of mine they themselves broke, although I myself had husbandly ownership of them, is the utterance of Jehovah.
33 For/But this is the covenant that I shall conclude with the house of Israel after those days, is the utterance of Jehovah. I will put my law within them, and in their heart I shall write it. And I will become their God, and they themselves will become my people
34 And they will no more teach each one his companion and each one his brother, saying, 'Know Jehovah!' for they will all of them know me, from the least one of them even to the greatest one of them, is the utterance of Jehovah. For I shall forgive their error, and their sin I shall remember no more (Jeremiah 31).
The further new covenant of verse 33, was made with the house of Israel i.e. the house of Samaria. But all the inhabitants of Samaria were killed or taken captive when Samaria was destroyed by the Roman commander Cerealis of the 5th Legion, on 67Sivan27 in the 13th year of Nero (Josephus Wars of the Jews, Book 3, Chapter 7, sections 32 and 36). So the house of Samaria, those worshipping at Mount Gerizim, cannot have lasted much longer after that, since these people had nowhere in which to worship. We have deduced that the Samaritan call into the ELC occurred in 70Shebat, nearly 4 years after the temple in Samaria was destroyed. So their worship must have continued at another temple site for a while presumably in Rome where they were taken captive and where Paul found himself. The house in Jerusalem was destroyed on 70Ab10 by Titus. So we would expect that this further new covenant would have been made around this sort of time. After the destruction of the house on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, the Jewish system of things (and the Samaritan) ended. So this further new covenant must have been made before then. In fact the chronology of the second true Christian church is as follows...
|Born||35Tebbeth||Paul water baptised from heaven as Elijah2? Perhaps Sanctified at the same time?|
|Commissioned||46Tebbeth|| Paul commissioned to build FDS2 worship
Slave covenant of Bilhah made with Paul
|Appointed to feed||65Tebbeth||FDS2 appointed to feed at the proper time|
|Wife born||65Shebat||Dan, Jewish call to sons of Jacob attending the worship house of Judah into the ELC|
|1NC Pentecost||69Sivan10||n/a to FDS2 until 1NC saints joined TCC2.|
|End of system||69Tammuz19||FDS1 is judged. It falls in authority over the saints, but keeps feeding and still has authority over the water baptised until 75Nisan|
|New system Inaugurated||69Tammuz22||FDS2 appointed over all Jesus' belongings, the saints|
|First Fruits||69Tammuz22||No proselyte call|
|Birth (Samaritan)||n/a Half way between ELC Pentecost and the Gentile Call, from 3rd 6th 9th hours of Matthew20 - see U192.|
|Birth||71Tebbeth||Naphtali, Gentile call to every Greek to enter the ELC, (so sons of Jacob attending the worship house of Israel, under the mountain of Samaria that the Samaritan woman mentioned to Jesus, were excluded from the ELC, but not from TCC2).|
This pattern hinges on the date of the sanctification of Paul, not by Ananias but by an angel - see U42.
All Elijah's are baptised by angels. This heavenly cleansing is their water baptism which must lead to a new church. The answer to the question: Who baptised John the baptist? is: An angel.
Now Paul, having been water baptised by an angel, had a water baptism covenant, we call this the 2EC, the second Elijah Covenant. But he was also an apostle (which means one sent forth), a chosen vessel of Jesus, sent forth to the world...
15 But the Lord said to him: Be on your way, because this man is a
chosen vessel to me to bear my name to the nations as well as to kings and the sons of
16 For I shall show him plainly how many things he must suffer for my name. (Acts 9).
1 Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ and called to be an apostle, separated to God's good news (Romans 1).
But Paul was not one of the 12 apostles of the first true
Christian church. For Judas was replaced not with Paul but with
23 So they put up two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
24 And they prayed and said: You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, designate which one of these two men you have chosen,
25 to take the place of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas deviated to go to his own place.
26 So they cast lots over them, and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was reckoned along with the 11 apostles (Acts 1).
So Paul was not one of the 12 fathers of TCC1. There were no places left for an apostleship in that organisation. He was therefore an apostle to the second true church (although non one realised this until he first realised it possibly when he was in Rome. He was actually the apostle to the second true church, the one sent forth by Jesus to be its cornerstone, and presumably he had 12 apostles in FDS2 under him. It is easy to see from the bible code that Paul also mediated a spirit covenant for he himself said...
13 The Christ exists divided. Paul was not
impaled for you, was he? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul?
14 I am thankful I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,
15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name.
16 Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. As for the rest, I do not know whether I baptized anybody else.
17 For Christ dispatched me, not to go baptizing, but to go declaring the good news, not with wisdom of speech, that the torture stake of the Christ should not be made useless (1 Corinthians 1).
The question: Were you baptised into the name of Paul? was sarcasm from Paul in the literal meaning of the scripture. But the Binary Question Principle of the Bible Code states that...
Any unanswered question asked in the scriptures with two possible answers (normally yes and no), has the answer in one word symbolic thread, being the opposite of the answer in the literal or straight symbolic meaning, the event symbolism.
This simply means that in a greater meaning there were people baptised into the name of Paul. So he did mediate a covenant to do with the division of the Christ, i.e. a spirit covenant. For more on this principle of the bible code see I45.
So Paul was the mediator of the spirit covenant that followed the New Covenant. We call this the Earthly Lord Covenant, it is the covenant of Bilhah and the new covenant is the covenant of Leah. Both are subcovenants of the JAC.
This means that the Catholic assertion that there is a true religious line from Peter to Pope Benedict XVI today is wrong. The Catholics are indeed the true descendants of the first Christian church, FDS1, which was a church of the first new covenant, they do trace their ancestry to Peter, yes. But the church of which Peter was the first president, actually fell in authority over the saints in 69Nisan - see U41, U42. TCC1, the first True Christian Church, lost its water baptism in 75Nisan, and became a false church in 79Adar AD in the reign of Titus (by which time it had become the Roman Catholic Church). Peter actually left that church in 91 AD (having stretched out his hand in the false Roman Catholic Church for 10 years first - see John 21). Peter joined the second true Christian church founded by Paul. The early Catholics obviously knew this but covered it up.
The Parallel Account principle of the code tells us that the two scriptures are non overlapping parts of a whole...
Look! There are days coming, is the utterance of Jehovah, and
I will conclude with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah a new
covenant [1NC with the
worship house of Judah - Jewish call, and then the worship house of Israel - the
32 not one like the covenant that I concluded with their forefathers in the day of my taking hold of their hand to bring them forth out of the land of Egypt [Law of Moses], which covenant of mine they themselves broke, although I myself had husbandly ownership of them, is the utterance of Jehovah.
33 For/But this is the covenant that I shall conclude with the house of Israel after those days [the days of the calls into the 1NC], is the utterance of Jehovah. I will put my law within them, and in their heart I shall write it. And I will become their God, and they themselves will become my people [the ELC and the HLC of FDS2]
34 And they will no more teach each one his companion and each one his brother, saying, 'Know Jehovah!' for they will all of them know me, from the least one of them even to the greatest one of them, is the utterance of Jehovah [epignosis comes with the second church of a presence only, the research church]. For I shall forgive their error, and their sin I shall remember no more (Jeremiah 31).
Jeremiah is about the law covenant made in the day of the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, being replaced by the better first New Covenant to be a heavenly king.
1 Now as to the things being discussed this is the main point: We have such a high priest as this, and he has sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
2 a public servant of the holy place and of the true tent, which Jehovah put up, and not man.
3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; wherefore it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer.
4 If, now, he were upon earth, he would not be a priest, there being [men] who offer the gifts according to the Law,
5 but which [men] are rendering sacred service in a typical representation and a shadow of the heavenly things; just as Moses, when about to make the tent in completion, was given the divine command: For says he: See that you make all things after [their] pattern that was shown to you in the mountain.
6 But now [Jesus/Gordon] has obtained a more excellent public
service [research rather than
evangelism? Or explaining God's love as manifested in the spirit covenant rather
than his justice and punishmnet as manifested in the law?], so that he is also the mediator of a correspondingly better covenant, which has been legally established upon better
promises [The 1NC and 2NC have
better promises/blessings than the Law of Moses].
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless [the Law or the 1NC], no place would have been sought for a second [the 1NC or the 2NC];
8 For he [not Jeremiah but a Lord] does find fault with the people [the sons of the 1NC] when he says: Look! There are days coming, says a Lord, and I will conclude with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah a new covenant [the 2NC with the Kings and the Lords],
9 not according to the covenant [the 1NC] that I made with their forefathers in [the] day of my taking hold of their hand to bring them forth out of the land of Egypt [of Watchtower slavery], because they did not continue in my covenant, so that I stopped caring for them, says a Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I shall covenant with the house of Israel after those days [Zoar covenant?], says a Lord. I will put my laws in their mind, and in their hearts I shall write them. And I will become their God, and they themselves will become my people [this occurs in Zoar].
11 And they will by no means teach each one his fellow citizen and each one his brother, saying: Know the Lord! For they will all know me, from [the] least one to [the] greatest one of them.
12 For I shall be merciful to their unrighteous deeds, and I shall by no means call their sins to mind anymore.
13 In his saying a new [covenant] [the 2NC] he has made the former one [the 1NC] obsolete. Now that which is made obsolete and growing old [the 1NC reserves] is near to vanishing away [near to their sacrificial deaths] (Hebrews 8).
Hebrews is about the first New Covenant made with the 1NC reserves in the day of their being rescued form their slavery to the Egypt of the Watchtower, being added to the Second New Covenant to be an earthly King or Lord. Both the 1NC and the 2NC are better in promises than the law.
The 1NC promises to be an angelic king and to have everlasting life were much better than the promises of the law which were to have your sins forgiven and to be God's people and to get good crops on your land.
The 2NC promises to be a human king and not to die at all (the 1NCs all have to die the sacrificial death of the Christ), and to get everlasting angelic life whilst retaining one's human soul for at least 1,000 years are pretty incredible and arguably better even than the promises of the 1NC. The 1NC kings have more authority however. It is easy to see that the 1NC and the 2NC are both established on better blessings than the law.
The greater house of Judah is any royal covenanted group (Kings) and the greater house of Israel is any non royal priestly covenanted group (Lords).
All of the research church covenants are covenants of spirit baptism because God says that he will not even call their sins to mind anymore and that is the gift of a clean conscience and that only comes from a baptism in holy spirit. Water washes away the sins of the past, holy spirit washes away the sins of the future - see U12 or I32. A few churches know that the New Covenant saints are to be Kings in heaven and that 'some other Christians will end up on earth' in the Kingdom of God after Armageddon in a second Eden, in an earthly paradise that lasts for 1,000 years. In particular the JWs have ĎThe Abrahamic Covenantí as saving the ones who end up on the earth. We know that the true God does nothing without a covenant. For Moses said of him:
4 The rock, perfect is his activity, all his ways are justice (Deuteronomy 32).
But we must not be naive about this sort of thing. If God has heavenly kings over the kingdom of God then he will also have earthly kings. And if his heavenly kings have a covenant then so will his earthly kings have a covenant. Since this earthly covenant will be a royal covenant, it will be made with a greater house of Judah. So really we must have 2 new covenants with the house of Judah as we have discovered above.
Furthermore it is apparent from the administrative structure of the physical nation of Israel that there was a King who had princely deputies and administrators and subjects and that there was a high priest who had Aaronic Priests under him who had Levitical priests under him who had the people under their care. We know that our Lord combined the two offices of King and Priest, for the house of God is not divided and there is no real authority anywhere on earth or in the heavens apart from Jehovah. So we would expect to find a King/Priest a group of royal aaronic priestly administrators and a group or non royal, levitical, priestly administrators and subjects in the Kingdom of God, since God's works are fractal. But this Kingdom is split in two into an earthly and a heavenly part, just a Jerusalem itself was split by the two mountains of Zion and Moriah. For its very name means 'foundation of twofold peace'.
So imposing the Pattern of God's physical people onto both the heavenly and the earthly halves of the Kingdom of God we get a King, a Royal priesthood covenant, a priesthood covenant and subjects upstairs, and the same thing downstairs. The new covenant is the royal priesthood covenant for the heavens. The two covenants with the greater houses of Israel are the two covenants for the non royal priests of the heavens and of the earth. The missing second covenant with the house of Judah, is the covenant for a royal priesthood on the earth in the Kingdom. Pictorially we have the following:
|King and High Priest||Jesus||Melchizedek|
|Royal Priesthood (Kings)||1NC saints||2NC Kings|
|Non Royal priestly administrators (Lords)||HLC saints||ELC and 2NC Lords|
|Subjects||Angels in the Kingdom of God||Humans in the Kingdom of God|
The literal meaning of Hebrews 8 has given us 2 new covenants. The Word symbolic meaning has given us 6! The Second New Covenant is the name that we give to the second new royal covenant with the house of Judah. The 2NC is again made with two houses on two days, but from one superior covenant with God through one mediator. It was made with Gordon for the house of Judah, the 144,000 earthly kings on 1992Tishri15, we call this the 2NC(k), for 2NC Kings, and it was made with Gordon for the house of Israel, the earthly priests (further saints like the ELC saints, the sons of Bilhah) on 1995Tishri15 (Genesis 25, 16 sons from Keturah as wife, and 1 Chronicles 1, 13 sons from Keturah as concubine), we call this the 2NC(a), for 2NC administrators. We have in the past incorrectly called the 2NC(a) the Great Crowd Covenant, the GCC and we have had it starting on the wrong dates of 1992Elul16 and 1995Elul.
1 Furthermore, Abraham again took a
wife, and her name was Keturah.
2 In time she bore him Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah.
3 And Jokshan became father to Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan became Asshurim and Letushim and Leummim.
4 And the sons of Midian were Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah [16 sons, a son for a year 1992Tishri to 2008Tishri] (Genesis 25).
32 As for the sons of Keturah,
Abraham's concubine, she gave birth to Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian
and Ishbak and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.
33 And the sons of Midian were Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah [13 sons, a sons for a year 1995Tishri to 2008Tishri] (1 Chronicles 1).
The covenant made after those days, with the house of Israel is actually the 1BRC, the firstborn born rapture covenant, the covenant of Dinah is also the covenant of Lot's firstborn daughter of Genesis 18 - U154 (both of these women had intercourse by semi consensual violation). In patriarchal symbolism, Gordon is Joseph, Manasseh is the 2NC(k) saints in the Watchtower, Ephraim is the 2NC(k) saints from the world and Benjamin is the 2NC(a) saints, the administrators of the kingdom of God.
Jesus is the mediator of a correspondingly better covenant than the law in the literal meaning (the 1NC), and Gordon is the mediator of a correspondingly better covenant than the law in the word symbolic meaning (the 2NC).
The Hebrew word for Keturah ishrwjq and is from the root rjq which means either:
Knots, difficult questions (Ben Davidson Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon)
8 And when he took the scroll, the 4 living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp and golden bowls that were full of incense, and the [incense] means the prayers of the holy ones (Revelation 5).
So the meaning for the covenant which she symbolises is difficult questions and knots and the prayers we make about the meanings of the scriptures. Today Jehovah gets pleasure from our consideration of the difficult questions and knots in his holy book. Holy posers is what he has given us.
5 Later on Abraham gave everything he had to Isaac, but to the
sons of the concubines that Abraham had Abraham gave gifts.
6 Then he sent them away from Isaac his son, while he was still alive, eastward, to the land of the East (Genesis 25).
Abraham gave the sons of Keturah gifts, and he sent them away from Isaac his son (by Sarah) eastward, to the land of the east! Whilst he was still alive. So before the Abrahamic covenant ends we know that the sons of Sarah and the sons of Keturah will be split up. The sons of Keturah who go eastwards to the land of the east are going to Eden, the new Eden, the Kingdom of God on earth. So these sons are the last congregation of true Christians who carry on to the end and gain entry to the Kingdom of God, the second Eden.
The gifts are the modern day gifts of the spirit, which are basically the likes of the things in this work, which are deduced by untying knots, as the Queen of Babylon recognised in the case of Daniel the prophet:
12 Forasmuch as an extraordinary spirit and knowledge and insight to interpret dreams and the explanation of riddles and the untying of knots had been found in him, in Daniel, whom the king himself named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel himself be called, that he may show the very interpretation (Daniel 5).
For there was a prophet who said:
28 And after that it must occur that I shall pour out my spirit on every sort of flesh, and your sons and your daughters will certainly prophesy. As for your old men, dreams they will dream. As for your young men, visions they will see (Joel 2).
And Peter at Pentecost in 33 AD explained that the 'tongues as if of fire' (Acts 2:3), which plainly relate to a decoded biblical knowledge of the details of Armageddon (actually it is of fire signs)...
3 And tongues as if of fire became visible to them and were
distributed about, and one sat upon each one of them,
4 and they all became filled with holy spirit and started to speak with different tongues, just as the spirit was granting them to make utterance (Acts 2).
was a fulfillment of the words of Joel above which he quoted as follows:
17 And in the last days, God says: I shall pour out some
of my spirit upon every sort of flesh, and your sons and your daughters will
prophesy and your young men will see visions and your old men will dream dreams;
18 and even upon my men slaves and my women slaves I will pour out some of my spirit in those days and they will prophesy (Acts 2).
But having quoted it himself he makes it the holy word again. And so there is to be a further fulfillment to Acts 2:17,18 in the last days not of the physical Jewish system of things but of the World itself. And here it is!! Here they are, the gifts from God. And as a result of these gifts the following situation will pertain:
12 And they will by no means teach each one his fellow citizen
and each one his brother, saying: Know Jehovah! For they will all know me, from
[the] least one to [the] greatest one of them.
For I shall be merciful to their unrighteous deeds, and I shall by no means call their sins to mind anymore (Hebrews 8).
Now if there is a newer covenant then there is a newer messenger of that covenant and a newer mediator of that covenant. In the case of the Law covenant, the Messenger was Moses, who came down from the mountain with the tablets, and the Mediator was Moses, for God said:
27 Write to you namely the words, the these, because upon account of the words, the these, I made with you covenant, and with Israel (Exodus 34 NIVHEOT).
1 These are the words of the covenant that Jehovah commanded Moses to conclude with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab aside from the covenant that he had concluded with them in Horeb (Deuteronomy 29).
For the newer mediator is the covenanter (indirectly) with God actually through Michael and Abraham. Through Abraham because all the families of the earth will bless themselves through him, and any blessings follow from covenants with God. And through Michael because God saying: and I shall by no means call their sins to mind anymore, means that those in the covenant have the gift of a clean conscience, which means that they are in the ARC. Paul said:
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2).
This statement does not preclude Moses from being a mediator. It precludes Moses from mediating directly between God and men at the time 1 Timothy was written. Jesus is the master mediator of the ARC. Abraham and Moses were master covenanters or sub mediators of various master covenants.
19 Why, then, the Law? It was added to make transgressions manifest, until the seed should arrive to whom the promise had been made; and it was transmitted through angels by the hand of a mediator (Galatians 3).
6 But now [Jesus] has obtained a more excellent public service, so that he is also the mediator of a correspondingly better covenant, which has been legally established upon better promises (Hebrews 8).
If Jesus was also the mediator of a (correspondingly better) covenant, then Moses too was a mediator. So Behold how great this man Jesus is, for he is not only a prince of princes and a Lord of Lords and a King of Kings, but also a mediator of mediators!
Likewise in the case of the New covenant the messenger was Jesus, and the Mediator was Jesus for he himself said:
29 And I make a covenant with you just as my father has made a covenant with me, for a kingdom (Luke 22).
And Paul said:
6 But now [Jesus] has obtained a more excellent public service,
so that he is also the mediator of a correspondingly better covenant, which has
been legally established upon better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second (Hebrews 8).
Again not 'the' second covenant, but 'a' second covenant.
15 So that is why he is a mediator of a new covenant, in order that, because a death has occurred for [their] release by ransom from the transgressions under the former covenant, the ones who have been called might receive the promise of the everlasting inheritance (Hebrews 9:15).
Again not 'the new covenant', but 'a new covenant' - see . And Malachi cries out at the end of the old testament:
1 Look! I am sending my messenger, and he must clear up a way before me. And suddenly there will come to his temple the [true] Lord, whom you people are seeking, and the messenger of the covenant in whom you are delighting. Look! He will certainly come, Jehovah of armies has said (Malachi 3:1).
The literal fulfillment of this was Jesus Christ. The messenger and mediator of the first new covenant. So likewise with the Second new covenant, the messenger will be the mediator. You have just been given the Message.
Gordon first informed the Watchtower about the second new covenant on 1993Adar17, in a letter to them about the forthcoming memorial which he wanted to partake of in a different way (He was mistaken about partaking in that memorial). James and John, the sons of Zebedee prefigure two new mediators of two further new covenants:
He said to them: You will indeed drink my cup, but this
sitting down at my right hand and my left is not mine to give, but it belongs to
those for whom it has been prepared by my father.
24 When the 10 others heard this, they became indignant at the two brothers (Matt 20).
But Jesus said to them: You do not know what you are asking
for. Are you able to drink the cup which I am drinking, or to be baptised with
the baptism with which I am being baptised?
39 They said to him: We are able - (Amen!)
At that Jesus said to them: The cup which I am drinking you will drink, and the baptism with which I am being baptised, you will be baptised.
40 However this sitting down at my right or at my left is not mine to give, but belongs to those for whom it has been prepared.
41 Well, when the 10 others heard about it, they started to be indignant at James and John (Mark 10).
The '10 others' are the ten watches of spiritual Israel in FDS1 and FDS3 - see , , . James is Paul and John is Gordon here. And both Paul and Gordon drink a cup which represents a new covenant between God and each of them through Jesus and Abraham, for they are brothers in Jacob, sons of the JAC. For Jesus accepted a cup:
17 And accepting the cup, he gave thanks and said: Take this and pass it from one to another among yourselves (Luke 22).
20 This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood (Luke 22).
Jesusí cup was not merely to drink his own blood but rather to pour it out to his father for the sake of all of us, and for the sake of Adam in particular. Hence he prayed in Gethsemane:
36 And he went on to say: Abba, Father, all things are possible to you; remove this cup from me. Yet not what I want, but what you want (Mark 14).
This cup that Jesus asked to be removed from him was the cup of the ARC through which covenant Jesus would die as an angel and go to Tartarus initially. And he did not want to drink it (who would), but he did it. He did it for God and for Adam and for Adamís sons. This was the greatness of his sacrifice! Total selflessness. Now since the cup of Jesus was a covenant, the ARC, and since both James and John also drink the cup which Jesus drinks, they are symbolically standing for two other new covenants, which are subcovenants of the ARC. These are the 2NC and the ELC.
It is a simple observation. The physical sons of Israel had three fathers, namely, Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel), Isaac, and Abraham. This is quite obviously symbolising 3 races of people, in the greater meaning. So there are 3 main categories of Abraham's greater seed. These are the sons of the 1AC, the sons of the FRC, the sons of Abraham, and the sons of the ICC, the sons of Isaac, the sons of the CRC, and the sons of the JAC, the sons of Jacob, the sons of the ARC. So there are three types of God's people, those with faith, those with a water baptism and those with a spirit baptism.
21 Also, the 12 gates were 12 pearls; each one of the gates was made of one pearl. And the broad way of the city was pure gold, as transparent glass (Revelation 21).
The validation sacrifice for the second new covenant John the baptist, it is a
covenant for half a kingdom, the earthly half, as Herod Antipas said to Herodias'