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Why the second section of the Bible called the New Testament?

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September 04, 2007 11:20PM

because its "newer" than the "old"

The Greek word for 'testament' is the same word as 'covenant'. The New Testament is so-named because it contains the fulfillment of what was predicted and prefigured in the old covenant, especially the coming of the Messiah.