What is the Old Testament? -
The Old Testament is a collection of thirty nine books that were written
between 1450 BC and 400 BC. They tell a story of Gods special
relationship with one human family,
the family of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, which became the Jewish people.
Through this God revealed
himself to all mankind. And through this God set in motion a plan
to save all who would believe in him from
the terrible consequences of sin. (
Why is it called the "Old" Testament? -
The collection of this thirty nine books is called the "Old"
testament in contrast to the New Testament. The New Testament is a
collection is a collection of twenty
sevenbooks, all of which were written on the first century. The
New Testament continues and completes the
story begun in the "Old" Testament.
Find Out About God---by Reading the
Old Testament - People have different ideas about what God is
like. Anyone who wants to find out can begin by reading the Old
Testament. What's in the Old Testament?
The books of the Old Testament are divided into five different kinds of
writings. Fascinating questions are
raised and answered with these Old Testament writings. ( res-3d )
Easton's Bible Dictionary; The Old
Testament is divided into three parts:, 1.
The Law (Torah), consisting
the Pentateuch, or five books of Moses. 2.
The Prophets, consisting of (1) the former, namely,
Judges, the Books of Samuel, and the Books of Kings; (2) the latter,
namely, the greater
Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, and the twelve minor prophets.
3. The Hagiographa, or holy
including the rest
of the books.
These were ranked in three divisions:, (1) The Psalms, Proverbs, and
Job, distinguished by the
Hebrew name, a word formed of the initial letters of these books, emeth,
meaning truth. (2) Canticles,
Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and
Esther, called the five rolls, as being written for the synagogue use
separate rolls. (3) Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Chronicles.
Between the Old and the New Testament
no addition was made to the revelation God had already given.
( res-2c )
B) Nelson's Bible Dictionary;
Testament; A written document that provides
for the disposition of one's
personal property after death; a bequest. The word
testament occurs only two times in the NKJV
(2 Corinthians 3:14; Hebrews 9:16-17). In
the KJV the word appears in several additional places
(Matthew 26:28; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Revelation
11:19) - translated in all these cases as
covenant by the
The word testament also refers to either of
the two main divisions of the Bible: the Old
the New Testament, or, more accurately, the
Old Covenant and the New
Thus, testament is generally used to refer to the spiritual
COVENANT between God and His people.
( res-2c )
C) Nelson's Bible Dictionary;
Covenant; An agreement between two people
or two groups that involves
promises on the part of each to the other. The concept of
covenant between God and His people is one
of the most important theological truths of the Bible. By making a
covenant with Abraham, God promised
to bless His descendants and to make them His special people. Abraham,
in return, was to remain faithful
to God and to serve as a channel through which God's blessings could
flow to the rest of the world
(Genesis 12:1-3)....................And so
on. There is allot more on the definition here.