New Testament facts for kids
The New Testament is part of the Christian Bible, and the most important religious writing of Christianity. It tells the story of Jesus Christ, his followers, and the beginnings of Christianity. It was written in Koine Greek.
The New Testament is made up of different parts. In total, there are 27 texts in the New Testament. The Eastern Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant Churches have the same texts, but their arrangement varies; the Syriac Churches and the Ethiopian Churches have different versions. The Syriac Churches do not put Peter 2, John 2 and 3, Jude and the Revelations in the New Testament. The Ethopian Churches do not have a common canon.
Each of the Gospels tells the story of Jesus Christ, or the Messiah, whom Christians believe is the Son of God who is born to save the world from sin. Each of the Gospels tell this same story, with a little more or less detail from the other. Muslims believe that the Quran, also called the Final Testament, succeeded the New Testament.
The Four Gospels
The traditional author is listed after each entry.
- The Gospel of Matthew, traditionally the Apostle Matthew, son of Alphaeus.
- The Gospel of Mark, traditionally Mark, who wrote down the narrative given by the Apostle Simon, called Peter.
- The Gospel of Luke, traditionally Luke, who was a companion of the Apostle Paul, who was formerly called Saul.
- The Gospel of John, traditionally John the Apostle.
Acts of the Apostles
- Acts of the Apostles (or Acts), the story of the apostles after the Gospels' story
- Romans (Most Likely)
- First Corinthians
- Second Corinthians
- Ephesians (Probably)
- Colossians (Probably)
- First Thessalonians
- Second Thessalonians (Probably)
- First Timothy (Likely)
- Second Timothy (Likely)
- Titus (Likely)
- Hebrews (Possibly)
General epistles are other Letters.
Book of Revelation
- Book of Revelation, the book about the end of the world
Images for kids
Evangelist Mathäus und der Engel, by Rembrandt.
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