New Testament Overview

Bible Project

The New Testament 

The New Testament is a continuation of the biblical story introduced in the Old Testament, telling the story of the long awaited Messiah, Jesus.

The New Testament authors were steeped in Old Testament imagery, prophecies, and writing styles.

The Hebrew Bible ends still waiting for the promised Messiah, and we see that story continued in the New Testament. When we look at the overall structure of the New Testament, we can see how the entire Bible tells one epic story—from Genesis to Revelation—that points to Jesus.

It's Not a New Story

The New Testament is not as disconnected from the Old Testament as some might assume. The authors of the New Testament were well-versed in the Hebrew Scriptures, constantly referencing Old Testament passages and stories. Jesus and the apostles saw Jesus' story as the continuation of the Hebrew Bible.