- A will, especially one that relates to one's personal property.
- A covenant, especially between God and man.
Today, we find the Scriptures grouped under Old Testament and New Testament. In the ancient world a testament, or more often a covenant, was the term for a special relationship between two parties or a formal agreement between two people.. Occasionally we still speak of the marriage covenant, which binds husband and wife to each other. The Testaments are irrevocable promises of God to man.
The Old and New Testaments describe the relationship between God and man.
The Old Testament starts with creation and the fall of man and promises the Messiah (Christ) for the redemption of man.
In the Bible, the Old Testament consists of 39 books starting with Genesis and ending with Malachi.
This is the Bible that Jesus read. He quoted the Old Testament often.
The New Testament picks up where the Old Testament leaves off. It completes God’s plan of redemption by revealing Jesus Christ as the Messiah, fulfilling the promises of the Old Testament.
In the Bible, the New Testament consists of 27 books.
There are: 4 gospels (Glad tidings concerning salvation. The story of Christ’s life.)
|Matthew||– written approximately 60 – 65 AD|
|Mark||written approximately 50 – 60 AD|
|Luke||written approximately 65 – 68 AD|
|John||written approximately 90 AD|
|1 book of church history Acts||Written approximately – 62 AD|
9 letters to churches
|Romans||written approximately 58 AD|
|1 Corinthians||written approximately 56 AD|
|2 Corinthians||written approximately 57 AD|
|Galatians||written approximately 49 AD|
|Ephesians||written approximately 60 AD|
|Philippians||written approximately 62 AD|
|Colossians||written approximately 61|
|1 Thessalonians||written approximately 51 AD|
|2 Thessalonians||written approximately 51 AD|
|1 Timothy||written approximately 63 AD|
|2 Timothy||written approximately 66 AD|
|Titus||written approximately 65 AD|
|Philemon||written approximately 61 AD|
|Hebrews||written approximately 64-68 AD|
|James||written approximately 45 – 48 AD|
|1 Peter||written approximately 63-67 AD|
|2 Peter||written approximately 67-68 AD|
|1 John||written approximately 90 AD|
|2 John||written approximately 90 AD|
|3 John||written approximately 90 AD|
|Jude||written approximately 70-80 AD|
|Revelation||written approximately 90 AD|
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