Caption: The New Testament
in Dhimba (left) and Khoikhoigowab (right) becomes available this weekend and next weekend.
If one were to go by the original language of the Testaments
, then should not the New Testament
be "The Greek Testament
" or the "Koine Greek Testament
" (He Kaine Diatheke)?
On July 1, 2012, the minister will release his first book, The Now Testament
: Featuring the New Gospel , which he calls the "third testament
of the Christian bible.
In the end, while the author's efforts to find a way to reunite the Old and New Testaments
will no doubt be welcomed by some in theological circles, the author's path to this end must be questioned.
We are used to learning about the history of the text of the Old and New Testaments
from modern Bible scholars; about the nature of human sexuality from psychologists and anthropologists; about the history of laws and proscriptions against various kinds of sexual behavior such as adultery, homosexuality, sodomy, incest, and rape from legal scholars or older-fashioned Bible scholars.
Society has always had its theocrats, but the conflict between the Old and New Testaments
has simply rendered the Bible too "dim and doubtful" (as James Madison described it in the Federalist #37) to allow them to gain as much traction as their Muslim counterparts have been able to derive from the Quran.
The idea of election is central to both Testaments
Boys believes the relationship between the two testaments
should be read as a revelation not of God's "promise and fulfilment" but of "promise and confirmation.
Concealing a bundle of four Tyndale New Testaments
within his garments, Staple traveled from Greenwich to Cambridge to deliver the books to Thomas Bilney shortly before the latter's burning.
The Tyndale New Testaments
come from the British Library and from the State Library of Wuerttemberg in Stuttgart, Germany.
That is not in the Old or New Testaments
, nor is it part of Christian tradition.
Another problem with trying to harmonize both Testaments
is that we often hear mere snippets of the first reading rather than enjoy them as integral stories in their own context.