As was spoken of earlier, the new and eternal covenant in Christ Jesus supersedes those covenants made previously. The notion of supercessionism must be understood in the context of an organic development, or hermeneutic of continuity, not a rupture or an abrogation. This covenantal relationship of gift and response can be expressed in the Hebrew concepts of Hen and Hesed . Hen or Henan is the gratuitous gift of God’s glory given mankind, which mankind could not have merited. It is akin and commonly translated in the New Testament as Charis , the glory of God. Hesed is a response to Hen , as it is the kind act of relationship done out of a commitment, a covenant, with a person. With each new Hen , there is the just response of a Hesed , each building upon the other until their consummation in perfect charity. Likewise, the covenants established between God and the Jewish people build upon each other until they are perfected in the new and eternal covenant in Christ Jesus, which brings about the forgiveness of sins and a share in his eternal life.