Genesis 15:9-17, Why so much detail?

Question:  Gen 15:9-11, why was it important to have so much detail with the age and type of animals for the offering? VS. 17 what does it mean? Answer: Good question. I do not know why those details were important, or if they have specific meaning. This practice sounds strange to us, but it was a normal method for making a contract in those days. Both parties would make the agreement between the animal pieces. There is also a reference to this type of covenant in Jeremiah 34:18-20. In Abram's case, God made the covenant by Himself. -PJ

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