On page 6, the narrator speculates that „only the tears of ten thousand weeping angels could cause such a tide,“ which shows some heavenly sympathy for the plight of Hersh and his daughter. But on page 8, the narrator attributes to „the hand of God“ that „this child,“ „hersches` arms,“ „sins.“ Is it possible that the sky shows both postures at the same time?  All images in this article are reproduced with the permission of publisher W. W. Norton and the copyright holder, the estate of Will Eisner (2006). They are by Will Eisner, A Contract with God (New York: W. W. Norton, 2006). To distinguish him from God`s eternally greater union with humanity, Bahai refers to the agreement of a manifestation with his successors, to which they should address and obey immediately after his death as a smaller covenant.  In his own will and will, `Abdu`l-Baha extends the small Baha`i alliance with the faithful by appointing his oldest grandson Shoghi Effendi as guardian and leader of the Baha`i faith.  Baha`u`llh`s covenant had given Abdu`l-Baha the position of being the only authorized interpreter of the scriptures of the faith.  In his will, `Abdu`l-Bah` Shoghi Effendi described the same role and authority as „the expression of God`s words.“  When the sun went down, Abram fell into a deep sleep.
God predicted to Abram that his seed would be foreign in a country that would not belong to them (a foreign country) and serve the rulers of the country for four hundred years, but after that they would come out with „a great substance“ and in the fourth generation they would return to Canaan. On that day, the LORD made an alliance with Abram, and said, „May your posterity have been given by this country, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river of the Euphrates. The Kenite, the Kenitite, the Son of Kadmath, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Rephaim, the Amorean, the Canaanite, the Girgashith and the Jebusian. [Author`s note: Most critics consider Will Eisner the creator of the „graphic novel“ genre and launch him with a series of stories collected under the title A Contract with God, and Other Te Stories (New York: Baronet Books, 1978) and the first chapter of which is covered in this article. Along with many other Jewish artists and authors, Eisner has a great influence on the definition and redefinition of comics in America. What makes contact with God unique is the courage he shows to explore the so-called „problem of evil“ that plagues most monotheistic religions, a problem often ignored by those who advocate federal theology. This work remains very relevant to the critical analysis of civil religion in America, which tends to use the idea of the United States as the new federal people of God (i.e. the „new Israel of God“). I borrow this term from Conrad Cherry (note), God`s New Israel: Religious Interpretations of American Destiny (rev.