April 9th 2004, 05:18 PM #1
What Does The Term '' New Testament '' Mean ?
Ans ; HowEver , In Different Translations Of The Bible When You LQQk At Quotes, Such As In Luke 22 ; 20 Where It Says '' New Tesatament '' You Will Find The Word '' New Conenant '' Instead , The Greek Word '' New Testament '' You Will Find The Word '' New Covenant '' The Greek Word Translated As '' Testament '' In Luke 22 ; 20 . Of The King James Version Of The Bibles Is Translated As '' Covenant '' In The New International And The Revised Standard Version Of The Bible , HowEver , The Greek WordUsed In Both Cases Is Diatheke .
In This QuoteThe Greek Word <> In These Quote The Greek
Diatheke Is Diatheke Word Is
Translated As Testament , Translated As Covenant
Luke 22 ; 20 Luke 22; 20
Likewise Also The Cup After In The Same Way After The
Supper Saying This Cup Is The Supper He Took The Cup .
New Testament In My Blood Saying This Cup Is The New
Which Is Shed For You Covenant In My Blood , Which
King Jame Version Is Poured Out For You
New International Version
Luke 22 ; 20
And Likewise The Cup After
Supper Saying , This Cup Which
Is Poured Out For You Is The
New Convenant In My Blood
Revised Standard Version
Also In Jeremiah 31 ; 31 - 32 They Interpret The New Covenant To Mean '' New Testament As You Can See Christian Define '' Testament '' As '' Covenant '' HowEver , A Testament ' And Covenant Are Not The Same Thing .Where Do They Get These Weird Interpretation ? Certainly They Don't Have Qualified Scholars Interpreting And Translating For Them . The Fact Is The Confusion In The Translation Is Because The Greek Word Diatheke Has Two Meaning .
According To An Etymological Dictionary Of The English Language , On Page 755. '' Testament '' Is Defined As Follow testament , n -M.E. fr. Eccles . L. testamentum , covenant , Scripture , fr . L . declaration of one's will ; last will testament , frL. testari to bea witness , bear witness , testify , is due to a confusion of the two meaning of Gk. ; 1 ) covenant ; 2) last will and testament , the wordused in the Septugint to render Heb . Berith , covenant ' ;... Whereas According To An Etymological Dictionary Of The English Language Covenant Is Defined As Flollows .
covenant , n Of . covenant ' a coming together assembly . prop . pres part ofcovenir , to come together , assemble . when f. convenir . to agree , to suit . fit .
And According To The Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary Unabridged Second Edition - Deluxe Color , On Page 420 , The Word Covenant Is Defined As ;
covenant , n . [ OFr. covenant , an agreement , from covenir L.convenire to agree , be of one mind , come together ; from com - together , and venire , to come ]
1. A Binding and solemn agreement by two or more persons, parties etc . to do or keep from doing somespecified thing ; a compact .
2 . In Theology . The Promise Of God To Man , Usually Carrying With Them Condition To Be Fulfilled By Man , As Recorded In The Bible .
The Point Is ' Covenant '' Has To Do With An Agreement , Whereas '' Testament '' Has To Do With Witnessing As You Can See In These Words ;
Attest To Bear Witness To
Contest To Call To Witness
Detest To Curse While Calling A Deity To Witness
Obtest To Call To Witness
Protest To Declare In Public , To Bear Witness To
Testify To Bear Witness To ..
All Of These Words Are From The Latin Root Word Testari Meaning '' To Give As Evidence ; To Show , Prove , Vouch For ; To Bring To Light ; To Call To Witness It Has Nothing To Do With A Covenant .
Bring It On Lucifferian Of The English Language < Lucifferian iavier
April 9th 2004, 05:32 PM #2
It's what someone called the 27 canonized books after Jesus.
It's not really that dissimilar though...it's the same word for covenant and testament ([greek]diaqhkh[/greek]) in Greek and the idea of witnesses are also involved in covenants. (Remember God calls on Heaven and earth as his witnesses).[greek]douloV autou[/greek]
April 9th 2004, 05:34 PM #3
Ezraaha, are you really Walt Whitman?
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