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final will and testament

The final form of one's legal will, which dictates what is to be done with one's estate upon death. We were all shocked to find out that John had been left out of Dad's final will and testament. According to her final will and testament, half of her fortune is to be donated to charity.
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last will and testament

The final form of one's legal will, which dictates what is to be done with one's estate upon death. We were all shocked to find out that John had been left out of Dad's last will and testament. According to her last will and testament, half of her fortune is to be donated to charity.
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last will and testament

a will; the last edition of someone's will. The lawyer read Uncle Charles's last will and testament to a group of expectant relatives. Fred dictated his last will and testament on his deathbed.
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"We've just got to put the pressure in to get working out on the road,'' Testament singer Chuck Billy said, his words reflecting the urgency he feels for the band to not let what is a three-years-and-counting gap between studio albums expand much longer.
The early Anabaptists of the Netherlands and the northern German lands received the Old Testament and the Apocrypha more positively than the Anabaptists of Switzerland, south Germany, and Moravia/Hungary.
One comes from Ihor Sevcenko, who noted in 1974 that an anonymous quotation in the Testament comes from paragraph 21 of the work of the sixth-century Byzantine deacon Agapetus.
While the first Christians saw in the Old Testament the anticipation of what happened in Christ, that does not mean the writers of the Old Testament were literally looking ahead into the mists of time and seeing the coming of Jesus.
Thus the older of the two would become "The First Testament" and the one written later would become "The Second Testament." This seemed to be so convincing that for some time the Journal of Ecumenical Studies in editing submitted manuscripts has changed the authors' usage of "New Testament" to "Second Testament." One can find references to the "Second Testament" occasionally elsewhere but not as much the "First Testament.' For most Jews there is but one eternal covenant between God and Israel; hence, it would not need to be numbered as "first," especially taking into account that for Jews the New Testament is simply not their scriptures Thus, first and second does not really make sense to Jews.
Midrash: Jan Joosten and Menahem Kister, "The New Testament and Rabbinic Hebrew"; Menahem Kister, '"First Adam and 'Second Adam in 1 Cor 15:45-49 in the Light of Midrashic Exegesis and Hebrew Usage"; and Miguel Perez Fernandez, "Midrash and the New Testament: A Methodology for the Study of Gospel Midrash."
[2] The newly added gospels seem to have a different message from the other testaments. At least they emphasize different aspects of Christianity.
In Part III, entitled "From History and Back to Theology," Lemche lays out his arguments for why he thinks that most of the Old Testament literature was composed in the fourth-third centuries B.C.E.
Slavery is repeatedly condoned and approved not only in numerous passages in the Old Testament, but also in many passages of the New Testament.
It then discusses those devices: first as they are found in the New Testament (chapters 3-8); and second in later Anglo-American literature (chapters 9-16).
Israel and the Nations: A Mission Theology of the Old Testament. By James Chukwuma Okoye.
I did specifically mention the Old Testament and not the New Testament, because I did not feel it necessary to repeat what I believed and understood to be obvious.
The Bible Experience is a multimedia production that was launched this past October with a dramatized reading of the New Testament performed by an impressive ensemble cast of nearly 400 African American actors, musicians, spiritual leaders, media personalities and others.
Here you will learn something about the history of the text of the Old and New Testaments, and about the evolution of the sex laws from Deuteronomy to Leviticus to the New Testament and into later Christian thought.
The Scriptures, especially the New Testament, leave no doubt as to the existence of Hell as a place or state of eternal punishment.