entered into by God with Adam as the representative of the human race (Compare Genesis 9:11 Genesis 9:12 ; 17:1-21 ), so styled because perfect obedience was its condition, thus distinguishing it from the covenant of grace. (See COVENANT OF WORKS .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Works, Covenant of". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".