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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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In the New Testament it is the Greek word soteria and means rescue or safety (physically or morally), deliver, health, save.
New Testament, and comes from the Greek word _proorizo_, which signifies, "to determine beforehand," "to predetermine" (Liddell and
Similarly the New Testament is a collection of books taken from a group (although not homogeneous as we have seen above) of people who lived in the first and second centuries CE who believed that Jesus's coming was a fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies.
It's no accident that the greatest New Testament image for the unity of Christians is the Body of Christ: because that first relationship with Jesus that we encounter in the New Testament is the deeply material relationship of Mary to the child she carries.
And we believe that because the god we meet the New Testament is a God totally reliable and very exciting, very much the good father, the good parent.
The interpretive principle of the New Testament is the way in which it reconciles the 'physical' nature of messianic expectations with a totally unexpected 'spiritual' fulfilment.
A little over two millennia ago a small sect within Judaism led by Yeshua and his eleven Jewish and one non-Jewish (Luke) disciples created a new religion out of the old one that came to be called Christianity, and wrote a sequel to the Old Testament we call the New Testament, fundamentally just as bloody as the Old. Of the four Gospel writers three were Jewish (only Luke was not).
If someone knows of a verse that trumps the above that is, a New Testament passage that endorses war please let me know.
BOROWITZ: Well, Jonah seems to have forgotten, the New Testament is a sequel.
And then the New Testament, which is a collection of letters and writings and gospels describes primarily the life of Jesus and early Christians that would pick up the story chronologically around the birth of Jesus, so we'll leave it at that, you know 03 BCE, sometime around then and then it goes just for several hundred years, the New Testament does.