27 Then Abraham took sheep and cattlea and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.

References for Genesis 21:27

    • n 21:27 - A covenant or treaty was regularly ratified by animal sacrifice (Gn 8:20-9:9; 15:9-17; Ex 24:8) and often involved an exchange of gifts (1 Kg 15:19; Hs 12:1). The animals here could serve both purposes.