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    Try and define the New Testament to someone who has never before heard of it. In what ways does this collection of early Christian documents resemble the scriptures of other world religions? In what ways does the New Testament differ from other sacred texts?

    Your initial discussion post should be between 200 and 300 words and is due on Wednesday evening. Be sure and respond to at least two of your fellow students by Sunday night.

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    The New Testament is a collection of religious documents that was assembled in the first and second centuries in the area surrounding the Mediterranean sea. These documents were based on the lives and doctrines of Jesus Christ and his disciples.

    Jesus Christ was, according to the New Testament, a man who lived from approximately 0 AD to 33 AD in the area that is now modern Palestine. He was born into a Jewish family and he and his followers believed him to be the Messiah or Anointed One (Greek: Christ) foretold in the Jewish religious texts known to Christians as the Old Testament. Both the Jewish and Roman hierarchies were concerned that Jesus, who spent three years traveling as an itinerant preacher and religious reformer, was a ...

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    This answer discusses the formation of the New Testament from a neutral historical point of view, focusing on how the text itself came into being.