testament

(redirected from Testaments)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Testaments: New Testaments

testament

Originally, an instrument that provided for the disposition of personal property after death.Today,it is simply another word for a will,as in “last will and testament.”

References in periodicals archive ?
The Anabaptists are generally, and correctly, described as "New Testament Christians." I well remember my one meeting with Harold S.
The Testament of Ivan the Terrible is not one of the major sources on the history of the reign, if for no other reason than its lack of impact on the succession.
But, then, why use the name "New Testament" if there is no "Old Testament"?
In this film, the question is: What would the world be like if there was a "Third Testament?" According to the story, a Third Testament has been added to both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The Old Testament between Theology and History: A Critical Survey.
It is an aspect of the Old Testament notion of "Shalom" which, Ellens writes, is "the full-orbed and total peace and prosperity in body, mind, and soul that God intends every human being to achieve and enjoy for all of life."
CATHOLIC received the Best of Class Award for Graphic Design as well as Awards of Excellence for photography and periodical writing ("Testaments") and the Award of Merit for best in class, periodical.
The same can't remotely be said of the New Testament, and it was the resulting Christian rejection of the literal written word of the New Testament (in other words, the Reformation's failure) that ultimately turned the Reformation into the liberalizing "success" of popular history.
Out of this, Rowley saw an important connection between the Old and New Testaments. Although the Old Testament is a literature about an ancient people called Israel, it is not simply a national literature in any narrow sense.
"In light of all that Christianity has visited upon the Jewish people," Boys says, "a refusal to reinterpret our sacred scripture would be a sinful disregard of tradition." For Boys, reinterpretation begins with abandoning literalistic Scripture readings, where the "Old" Testament and Judaism serve merely as backdrop to the story of Christ and to Christianity as a newer, more authentic faith.
Bingham Colloquium in New Testament, which was held at McMaster Divinity College in 2003.