New Testament
noun Date: 14th century 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • New Testament — n the New Testament the part of the Bible which describes the life of Jesus Christ and what he taught, and the life of the first Christians →↑Gospel, Old Testament ↑Old Testament …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • New Testament — ► NOUN ▪ the second part of the Christian Bible, recording the life and teachings of Christ and his earliest followers …   English terms dictionary

  • New Testament — n. 1. Christian Theol. the promises of God to man that are embodied in the life and teachings of Jesus 2. the part of the Christian Bible that tells of the life and teachings of Jesus and his followers, including the four Gospels, the Acts of the …   English World dictionary

  • New Testament — This article is about part of the Christian Bible. For the theological concept, see New Covenant. Books of the New Testament …   Wikipedia

  • New Testament — 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. See table under Bible. 2. the covenant between… …   Universalium

  • New Testament — noun 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 (Freq. 2) • Members of this Topic: ↑parable, ↑Ascension …   Useful english dictionary

  • New Testament — noun the New Testament the part of the Bible which includes the four Gospels describing the life of Jesus Christ and what he taught compare Old Testament …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • New Testament — The twenty seven books comprising the second part of the Christian Bible, not arranged in the chronological order of writing but roughly according to subject matter: first, the narratives about Jesus, followed by the response to him in the life… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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