New Testament (NT)

The second part of the Bible containing the 27 books Mathew to Revelation, covering events just prior to the birth of Jesus, through the beginning of the early church, and with the foretelling of what is yet to take place at the end of the world and on into eternity. It was written by eight writers, mostly in Greek, between 50 -100 AD. The majority of instructions for Christian living are gleaned from the NT but many principles contained in the OT are still applicable. The entire NT can comfortably be read in under 21 hours.

The NT contains 27 books written in the Greek language by eight authors between about 50 and 100 AD. The historical section comprises the four Gospels – eyewitness accounts by those who heard and saw Jesus, and Acts which records how the Christian church began.  The next 21 books are letters that were addressed to individuals or churches giving specific teaching, guidance and correction by the apostles, and are very relevant for us today.  The final book of Revelation or prophecy indicates how this world as we know it will end, affecting both Christians and non-Christians. 

See also: Bible, new covenant, Old Testament.