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Old Testament
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The term “Old Testament” reflects the New Testament perspective on the relation of Christianity to the sacred scriptures of Judaism and the tradition common to the two religions, found in the collection of God’s revelations and instructions to Israel, its experiences in history, and its reactions to God’s revealed will, handed down in the three-part canon of Torah, Prophets, and Writings. This triple division is also reflected in the artificially constructed word TaNaK, abbreviated from the initial letters of Torah (תוֹרָה, instruction), Neviʾim (נְבִיאִים, prop…

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Waschke, Ernst-Joachim, “Old Testament”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00515>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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