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Old Testament
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Old Testament
Old Testament A canon of Scriptures, recognized as authoritative, that comprises the first part of the Christian Bible and that includes the Hebrew Bible.
Old Testament, Title of
Old Testament, Title of The title “Old Testament” came into usage in conjunction with the title “New Testament.” For example, in the Cheltenham Canon (ca. ad 360, but only preserved in a list from a 10th-century Latin manuscript), the title “Old Testament” (vetus testamentum) is applied to the Hebrew
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Old Testament
Old Testament (from GK. diathēkē, “testament” or “covenant”), the first section of the Christian Bible, in its Protestant form identical in contents but not in order to the Tanakh, the Jewish Bible. Some of the earliest Christians thought in terms of an old and a new covenant (2 Cor. 3:14; Heb. 8:7),
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Old Testament
OLD TESTAMENT. This is the first of the two major divisions of the Bible. It consists of the “holy scriptures” (2 Tim 3:15) or “sacred writings” (NASB) of the Jewish people. It was written largely in Heb. with sections of Daniel and Ezra, a verse in Jeremiah, and various words elsewhere in Aramaic. The
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Old Testament Versions, Ancient
OLD TESTAMENT VERSIONS, ANCIENTThe writers of the NT were convinced that God had revealed himself in earlier Scripture (sacred writing) and that important portions of this Scripture applied directly to themselves and their community. It is not surprising that the NT is filled with references, direct
Hebrew Bible
HEBREW BIBLEThe Hebrew Bible, or OT, is the principal resource—together with the effect of experience of Jesus—used by those first-century Jews who followed him as they attempted to understand, categorize and articulate the character and significance of Jesus the Christ. It is the primary source for
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Old Testament
Old Testament (Gk. Παλαιὰ Διαθήκη, Lat. Vetus Testamentum). Term denoting the collection of Canonical Books which the Christian Church shares with the Synagogue, together with (in Catholic and Orthodox Churches) certain other ancient Jewish Books not now accepted as canonical by the Jews (the *Apocrypha).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Old Testament
Old Testament. I. Text of the Old Testament.—1. History of the text.—A history of the text of the Old Testament should properly commence from the date of the completion of the canon. As regards the form in which the sacred writings were preserved, there can be little doubt that the text was ordinarily
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Old Testament
Old TestamentOld Testament (from Gk. diatheke, ‘testament’ or ‘covenant’), the first section of the Christian Bible, in its Protestant form identical in contents but not in order to the Hebrew Scriptures that constitute the Bible of Judaism. It is remarkable that the Bible of Christianity includes
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Old Testament
OLD TESTAMENT — the first of the two major sections into which the Bible is divided, the other being the New Testament. The title “Old Testament” apparently came from the writings of the apostle Paul, who declared, “For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament,
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Old Testament
Old Testament. The portion of the *canon of Christian Scripture written in Hebrew and Aramaic that emerged within ancient Israelite and Jewish religion and is often referred to as the Hebrew Bible. This body of sacred literature (in Heb. called Tanakh) was intrinsic to nascent Christianity and thus forms
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Old Testament
OLD TESTAMENT First part of the Christian Bible, taken over from Israel. It tells the history of the nation of Israel and God’s dealings with them to the return from exile in Babylon. For Jews it is the complete Bible, sometimes called Tanak for its three parts (Torah or Law, Nebiim or Prophets, Kethubim