The 'New Covenant'

Castonguay, Gregory (
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 17:04:44 -0400

Would you be able to help me understand exactly what the 'New Covenant'
discussed in Jeremiah 31:31-34 is all about? I realize that Christianity
supposes that Jesus instituted the New Covenant, however they do so only by
ignoring Verse 34. How is it that Jewish theology, for lack of a better
word, recognizes that a New Covenant will be established without
instituting a new law (Torah). If the law(Torah) is not to be changed then
why would it say specifically that a "New" one would be established? Am I
making a bad comparison between what the "New" Covenant will be and the
existing Law(Torah)?

Thank you very much and I apologize for my ignorance.