The Common Grace Covenants
Jeffrey J. Niehaus
The first of two volumes, this study explores the two common grace covenants: the Adamic and Noahic. The second volume will examine the special grace covenants: the Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic, and New covenants. The volumes present covenant as an expression of the nature of God, and show a paradigm of activity by which God works in covenantal relations first to create the world and then, through a redemptive program after the fall, to redeem what was lost.
Jeffrey J. Niehaus is professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he has since 1982. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and books, including God at Sinai: Covenant and Theophany in the Bible and Ancient Near East, Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology, and commentaries on Amos and Obadiah. His articles have appeared in Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Tyndale Bulletin, and Vetus Testamentum. In addition to being a biblical scholar, Niehaus is a poet who earned his Ph.D. in English Literature from Harvard University, and he is the author of Preludes: An Autobiography in Verse and Sonnets Subtropical and Existential.