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Question: Salt.....? The word "salt" is where our word "salary" comes from. Back in the Roman Rule, the Roman soldier often got paid in salt, as salt, before refrigeration, was a very valuable commodity. Hence, the old saying, "he is not worth his salt". He is not worth his salary that is his wages. He's good for nothing. 2 Chronicles 13:5 "5 Don't you know that the LORD, the God of Israel, has given the kingship of Israel to David and his descendants forever by a covenant of salt?" What does "covenant of salt" mean?

Answer: A covenant was a type of contract, it was made for life and if it was broken it cost the life of the one who broke it. Since you know that salt was used as currency, you should also be aware that it was quite important as a preseravative as well. Anyhow, when certain coveneants, like marriages were made and sealed, each of the parties had a bag of salt. Party A would take a pinch of salt out of their bag and Party B would take a pinch of salt out of their bag. then they would exchange pinches of salt, symbolizing their unity.

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