As Elazar explains, "The omnipotent Deity, by freely covenanting
with man, limits His own powers to allow humans space in which to be free, only requiring of them that they live in accordance with the law established as normative by covenant" (I:43).
Accordingly, if the landlord is really a sub-landlord, consideration should be given to narrowing the standard REBNY clause, to make clear that the sub-landlord is only covenanting
as to its own conduct, and not the overlandlord's.
Accordingly, his book makes a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate about the British significance of the emergence of the Covenanting Movement in Scotland and the resultant termination of Charles I's personal rule in England.
This failure, even at the height of the military crisis when the Covenanting army marched into England and demanded the summoning of what was to become known as the Long Parliament, suggests that Charles was not so much uncounselled as uncounsellable.