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- proper n. The second half of the Christian Bible, includes the four Gospels, the Book of Acts, the Epistles, and the Book of Revelation.
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- adj. See under Testament.
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- n. the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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A good example of this academic confusion can be seen in the works of two of the most prominent New Testament scholars of recent times, Hugh Schonfield and Geza Vermes.
The finding of the Secret Gospel of Mark confirms that the books of the New Testament as we know them today are not dispassionate, true records of Jesus and his ministry.
Both the Old Testament and the New Testament are unequivocal in their condemnation of homosexual sex, of fornication a term rarely used anymore, of adultery.
Messianic character of which is recognized by both Rabbinical interpreters and New Testament writers (see Condamin, "Le livre d'Isaie" Paris, 1905), graphically describes the servant of Jahveh, that is the Messias, Himself innocent yet chastized by God, because
Modern New Testament scholars acknowledge that the precise relationship between John and Jesus is hard to define.
The eminent New Testament scholar Geza Vermes compared this use of the phrase ‘least in the Kingdom of heaven’ with other examples and concluded that it was a circumlocution—a formal and impersonal phrase—which stood for the speaker himself11.
Schneemecher, Wilhelm (ed), New Testament Apocrypha (2 Vols.)
When the Apostle Paul wrote his New Testament letters to the native people of Asia Minor, Greece, or to the Romans themselves, they were composed in the tongue of Alexander.
Thus the term seems to have passed from an original local and chiefly political sense, in which it was used as early as 300 B. C., to a technical and religious meaning in the Judaism of the New Testament epoch.
Eventually the Council established that only four Gospels would be included in the New Testament and rejected forever over fifty other books with more or less equal claim to be considered authentic23.