New Testament


: the second part of the Christian Bible comprising the canonical Gospels and Epistles and also the book of Acts and book of Revelation see Bible Table

Examples of New Testament in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the church was built and until the 1970s, Americans, regardless of religious beliefs, viewed the United States as a Christian country where civic and Old Testament and New Testament values mixed and supported each other. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 11 Jan. 2024 The Bible’s New Testament books were written by Christians around the first century A.D. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 11 Jan. 2024 The week’s great reads A farmer is tested like a figure from the Bible — Old Testament, New Testament, take your pick. Helen Li, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2023 This volume is preserved alongside Merrill’s New Testament at the Phillips Library. Robert Pushkar, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Sep. 2023 The widespread acceptance of angels shown in the AP-NORC poll makes sense to Susan Garrett, an angel expert and New Testament professor at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Kentucky. The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Aug. 2023 The Old Testament is the world of adults; in Anderson’s cinematic New Testament, a child (or several) shall lead them. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 21 June 2023 Written and composed by Anna Miriam Brown, His Story tells a New Testament narrative through a mix of rapping, spoken word and show tunes. José Sánchez Córdova, Dallas News, 20 June 2023 Facilitator Susan Hoehn, who has served as teaching director for Community Bible Study for 20 years, will share her secret for memorizing the entire New Testament books of Romans and Philippians and more than 50 Psalms. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of New Testament was in the 14th century

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“New Testament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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New Testament

: the second of the two chief divisions of the Bible see bible

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