New Article on the Davidic Covenant in LBD

Last year I wrote a dictionary article on the covenant God makes with King David in the Old Testament for the Lexham Bible Dictionary (published in partnership with Logos Bible Software). It has, at long last, been published in their online reference tool (and I believe a print form may be in the works).

The article covers the following topics related to the Davidic Covenant:

  • Introduction
  • Canonical Analysis of the Davidic Covenant
    • Anticipation of the monarchy
    • Rise of the monarchy
    • Establishment of the Davidic Covenant
    • Fall of the monarchy
    • Davidic Covenant in religious expression
  • Exploring the Davidic Covenant as a Covenant
    • Covenant structure
    • Continuity with other OT covenants
    • Role of the king in the covenant
  • The Davidic Covenant in its Historical Context
    • Kingship in the Ancient Near East
    • Historical-critical questions about Israel’s monarchy and the Davidic Covenant
  • From the Davidic Covenant to the Messiah
    • Messianism in the OT
    • Messianism in Judaism
  • Significance of the Davidic Covenant for the New Testament

The article is about 9,300 words or about 15 pages in print. To access the article in the online Lexham Bible Dictionary, do the following:

  1. Create an account at (free)
  2. Visit and add it to your cart (also free) and go through the checkout process
  3. View the Lexham Bible Dictionary via the Logos app ( ) or at (log in with your Logos user ID).
  4. If you use, simply search for “Davidic Covenant” in the Headword search box on the right. The article should look something like this when it comes up:

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A PDF of the article can be downloaded here.

I also wrote an article for the Lexham Theological Wordbook on “Glory”—download it here.


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