Explain What Is Meant by the Phrase 'Chosen People'

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Explain what is meant by the phase ‘chosen people’ In Judaism, "chosenness" is the belief that the Jewish people were singularly chosen to enter into a covernant with God. This idea has been a central one throughout the history of Jewish thought. The Jews believe that they are the chosen people of god, and this is an essential element to their faith. According to the book of Deuteronomy, “you are a people holy to the Lord your god; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his possession out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth”. Jews were selected not because they were the most numerous group, but because, ‘the Lord loves you and is keeping His oath which he swore to your father’ (Deuteronomy 7:8) God has made many covenant agreements with the Jewish people because they are his chosen people. A covenant is a solemn or binding agreement either written or promised between two or more parties. God made many covenants. His first covenant was with Noah. The Noahic Covenant made at Mount Ararat is a result of God regretting his creation and sending a flood, and is within the context of His favouring Noah and relenting of his anger to save Noah and part of his creation through ordering him to build an ark. The flood destroyed many creatures, leaving only the ones saved by Noah. God makes this Covenant between Himself and Noah, and Noah’s offspring (Gn. 9:9) and all the creatures that were saved in the ark. God states that as long as the Jewish people follow his laws and worship him, he will never again send a flood to Earth. God made a second covenant, this time with Abraham. He would give Abraham many descendants. God made a covenant with Abraham that if he and his descendants would keep His commandments, be perfect and circumcise their male children; God would bless them and be their God. God promised to make Abraham a father of many
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