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New Testament
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A canon of distinctly Christian Scripture, recognized as authoritative.Although Judaism and Christianity share much of Scripture, the phrase “New Testament” refers to orthodox, Christian Scripture that addresses the life of Jesus of Nazareth and the community of His followers.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
New Testament
New Testament A canon of distinctly Christian Scripture, recognized as authoritative.Although Judaism and Christianity share much of Scripture, the phrase “New Testament” refers to orthodox, Christian Scripture that addresses the life of Jesus of Nazareth and the community of His followers.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
New Testament
New Testament, the collection of writings making up the second part of the Christian scriptures; the first part is the Old Testament (ot).Origin of the Name: The words “New Testament” are themselves a variant translation of the “new covenant,” a term used in Jer. 31:31–33. The prophet spoke of a time
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
New Testament
NEW TESTAMENT. The name given to the second part of the Bible, comprising 27 documents written by eyewitnesses of Christ or by their contemporaries. The title implies a contrast with the OT, the sacred Scriptures which the church inherited from Judaism. The name New Testament (Gr. hē kainē diathēkē)
Dictionary of New Testament Background
New Testament Versions, Ancient
NEW TESTAMENT VERSIONS, ANCIENTThere are numerous ancient versions or translations of the NT that were produced in a variety of languages. Some of these are quite early, dating possibly to the second century a.d. As a result many textual critics believe that these versions have a significant role to
Genres of the New Testament
GENRES OF THE NEW TESTAMENTGenre is a term sometimes used to refer to the constituent elements within a larger work, for which the term form is also often used, or as the classification of a work in relation to other, similar works. The latter usage is followed in this article, adopting D. E. Aune’s
Manuscripts, Greek New Testament
MANUSCRIPTS, GREEK NEW TESTAMENTThere are approximately fifty-five hundred manuscripts of the Greek NT, depending upon how they are counted. The number is larger than for any other ancient Greek or Latin author or book. This wealth of material for reconstructing the text of the NT, as well as tracing
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
New Testament
New Testament (Gk. Καινὴ Διαθήκη, Lat. Novum Testamentum). In the sense of ‘new dispensation’, a term denoting the Canonical Books belonging exclusively to the Church, in contradistinction to those styled *Old Testament (q.v.) which the Church shares with the Synagogue. The use of the word διαθήκη
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
New Testament
New Testament. It is proposed in this article to consider the text of the New Testament. The subject naturally divides itself into—I. The history of the written text; II. The history of the printed text.I. The History of the Written Text.—1. The early history of the apostolic writings externally, as
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
New Testament
NEW TESTAMENT. The NT or “New Covenant” is a term describing a portion of the Bible revealed in fulfillment of the OT and dealing with the nativity, ministry, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of the predicted Messiah and the inauguration of the new dispensation of the Christian church on the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
New Testament
New Testament(Luke 22:20), rather “New Covenant,” in contrast to the old covenant of works, which is superseded. “The covenant of grace is called new; it succeeds to the old broken covenant of works. It is ever fresh, flourishing, and excellent; and under the gospel it is dispensed in a more clear,
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
New Testament
New TestamentNew Testament, the collection of writings comprising the second portion of the Christian Scriptures, the first part being the ot.Origin of the Name: ‘New Testament’ (nt) is a variant translation of ‘new covenant.’ The background of the concept is Jer. 31:31–34, a passage influential in