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Final Will and Testament
Final Testament • Testament • Will • Wills
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Will (Testament)
Will (Testament) [Gk. diathḗkē] (He. 9:16f); AV, NEB, TESTAMENT. A legal expression of a person’s wishes for disposition of his or her property after death. The Greek word, which is regularly used in the LXX for Heb. derîṯ, “covenant,” is elsewhere in the RSV NT translated “covenant.” The argument
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Will
Will (Gk. diathḗkā).† In New Testament usage Primarily the (Old Testament) “covenant” (the Greek term was used almost exclusively in the LXX for Heb. berîṯ “covenant”). God is depicted as determining the conditions of the relationship between him and his people, which conditions were finally
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Wills
Wills. Under a system of close inheritance like that of the Jews, the scope for bequest in respect of land was limited by the right of redemption, and general re-entry in the jubilee year; but the law does not forbid bequests by will of such limited interest in land as was consistent with those rights.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Wills
WILLS. Under a system of close inheritance like that of the Jews, the scope for bequest in respect of land was limited by the right of redemption and general reentry in the Jubilee year. Keil says (Bib. Arch., pp. 309, 311, n. 5), “Of wills there is not a trace to be found in the Mosaic law or throughout
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Will
Will. The legal declaration of a man’s intention as to the disposition of his property, the guardianship of his children, or the administration of his estate after death. A testator is one who has made a last will or testament. A legacy is the disposition of personal property by will; a devise, a similar
Key passages
Heb 9:15–22

And because of this, he is the mediator of a new covenant, in order that, because a death has taken place for the redemption of transgressions committed during the first covenant, those who are the called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. For where there is a will, it is a necessity …