1. RoseAnn Benson, “The Marriage of Adam and Eve, an Ancient Covenant” MA Thesis, BYU (March 2003).

  2. Bruce Porter, “Altar”  EM: 36-37.

  3. Mark J. Morrise,  “Simile Curses in the Ancient Near East, Old Testament, and Book of Mormon” JBMS 2:1 (Spring 1993): 124-138  Also in .pdf format.

  4. David Rolph Seely, “The Raised Hand of God as an Oath Gesture.” In A.B. Beck, A.H. Bartelt, P.R. Raabe , & C.A. Franke, Fortunate the Eyes that See: Essays in Honor of David Noel Freedman (Grand Rapids, MI, 1995): 411-421.

    • Seely discusses biblical passages in which one swears an oath by raising the right hand.
  5. Wouter Van Beek,“Covenants.”  EM: 331-33

  6. Victor Ludlow, “Covenant Teachings of the Scriptures.” -A BYU devotional given October 13, 1998.

  7. Jeff Lindsay on LDS covenants, from his excellent website.

  8. “What is a covenant?” from my Temple Preparation FAQ

    • Discusses covenants in the scriptures and the rituals for making them, and draws comparisons to the temple ordinances.
  9. “Covenant”- LDS Bible Dictionary

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