New Testament


noun
  1. the collection of the books of the Bible that were produced by the early Christian church, comprising the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and the Revelation of St. John the Divine.

  2. the covenant between God and humans in which the dispensation of grace is revealed through Jesus Christ.

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How to use New Testament in a sentence

  • But our common New Testament heritage calls upon us to be peacemakers and strivers for justice.

  • In the New Testament a few examples appear in which his utterances are given a quasi-judicial tone.

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
  • And not less, than under a former dispensation, is the exercise represented as an act of obedience in New Testament times.

  • The New Testament, considered as a moral and spiritual guide for mankind, is unsatisfactory.

    God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
  • Mixed with much that is questionable or erroneous, the New Testament contains some truth and beauty.

    God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
  • The New Testament tells of people being possessed by devils; it tells of one at least being tempted by a personal devil.

    The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking

British Dictionary definitions for New Testament

New Testament

noun
  1. the collection of writings consisting of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Pauline and other Epistles, and the book of Revelation, composed soon after Christ's death and added to the Jewish writings of the Old Testament to make up the Christian Bible

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Cultural definitions for New Testament

New Testament

The second part of the Christian Bible (see also Bible). Christians believe that it records a “new covenant,” or “new testament,” that fulfills and completes God's “old covenant” with the Hebrews, described in the Old Testament.

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