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§31 - Samuel von Pufendorf, The Divine Feudal Law: Or, Covenants with Mankind, Represented 
The Divine Feudal Law: Or, Covenants with Mankind, Represented, trans. Theophilus Dorrington, ed. with an Introduction by Simone Zurbruchen (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002).
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The Covenant of God with the People of Israel made by the Mediation of Moses.Further, as by this Covenant God confin’d the Nativity of the Saviour to a certain Nation, which was afterwards restrain’d by his peculiar Promise to the Tribe of Judah, Gen. 19:10. and after that to the Family of David, 2 Sam. 23:5. So, that the Hope of Mankind might be the more assur’d, and the Knowledge of the Covenant might in the more Illustrious manner be preserv’d even till it Should be fulfil’d God for that purpose erected a peculiar Commonwealth. For lest the notice of this, if it should remain the Care only of the Heads of particular Families to continue it, should fail through their neglect, or by the oppression of them, if the Posterity of Jacob should live mingled with other Nations, or being brought into Subjection to more Potent ones, should be compell’d to Conform to their Manners and Religion, he brought that People out of Egypt in a miraculous Manner, and furnished them with Laws of greatest Wisdom both relating to Sacred and Civil Affairs and he also enjoin’d them Rites and usages different from all other Nations; and gave them a peculiar Tract of Country fluorishing with all manner of Plenty, whereas a Light set in a Conspicuous Place there might shine to, and enlighten, their Neighbours; and this People he took into his particular Protection, Deut. 7:6, 7, 8. And for this end he made a particular Covenant with this People, using Moses as the Umpire or Mediator of it. Which Covenant however did neither take away the new Covenant which had been made with Adam, nor that particular Covenant which had been made with Abraham, but included both of these also, and made many Additions to them both, Gal. 3:17, &c.