The New Testament, a compilation of ancient texts dating from the birth of Jesus Christ to an unknown Second Coming of Christ, is a very important document to the archaeological history of the world, as well as the history of man on Earth. However, one would wonder how and why it was written, what influenced it, who were the people involved in it, what events surround it, and so on. Essentially, what truly influence the New Testament to stand at its current status quo? The attempt is made here to expostulate on that and attempt to provide an answer or answers to those pressing questions.
There are hundreds upon thousands of ancient text that have been discovered, read, and debated among scholars and people of interest. Out of all these ancient texts, the Bible is considered the greatest collection of ancient writings that have truly influenced the world for generations. The Christian Bible consist of 66 or more books that are divided into two sections, the Old Testament and New Testament. The Old Testament consist of books that were written before the time of Jesus Christ. The New Testament consist of books written during and after the time of Jesus Christ. When it comes to the Bible, Christians often have their own views and interpretations on the Bible such as Christians debating about whether there is predestination,
The Hebrew Scriptures Truth, scripture and revelation are three concepts that the Bible has been based on. Truth is defined as the way that things are or should be. It can relate to reality or wisdom. Truth can be communicated in a variety of ways. Literally which is facts and figures and can be shown in math and science.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It presents salvation history as how God reveals himself, his plan for redemption of fallen mankind. His Divine plan starts with the creation of the world. The Bible is made up of both the Old and New Testament. The Old Testament pertains to God’s creation of the world and his Word to Israel. It is written in Hebrew Scripture except for a few written in Aramaic, and is composed of the Law(Torah), the Prophets, and the Writings. It was preserved in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
Centuries ago, shortly after the death of Jesus Christ, Christian leaders gathered together to formulate what we now call the New Testament. Thousands of books and scriptures from countless different countries, and time periods were gathered, examined, and carefully selected into groups of what these religious leaders found the most valuable in telling the story of Jesus Christ and his Ministry. Each gospel, letter, or scripture selected confirmed and testified the life of Jesus as the Messiah and were considered divinely inspired by the church . Roughly 60 years and 27 canons later, and the New Testament was founded and distributed to the Christian community.
The concept of scripture is the formation of the writings of the Bible as the Canon. At first, scripture was passed down orally until finally the culture was pressured to begin to write everything down. They had positive and negative pressures with this decision including, people wanting their family members for many generations to know their experiences to wars or natural disasters. God’s covenants with humankind show us his unconditional love for us in that he would do anything to help make us believe in him. Scripture arose in Judaism by merely the formation and later destruction of the nation of Israel. The formation of Israel was the need for court records in 1,000 BCE. The destruction of Israel was the exile of the people into Babylon
The King James Bible serves as the world’s base belief system. The creation of the King James Bible from Tyndale’s writings on the New Testament help mode what the King James Bible is today. Psalm 23 is almost a direct copy of Tyndale’s version, but written in simpler forms for better understanding seen in Romans 1:1-3. And the poetic wisdom in The Sermon on the Mount and through the bible is very self-evident and shows Jesus not only teaching but to give visual gratification mentally. The King James Bible was formed with many literary elements and samples of other examples of God’s word put into layman’s language. The King Jams Bible was written for better understanding of the word. The bible today is the source of all knowledge of God and Jesus
From a theological point of view, for Christians and Jews, these writings represent the word of God and they are highly respected as such, not only during the worship, but in the everyday’s life of those who believe.