Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/New Testament

New Testament (Luke 22:20), rather "New Covenant," in contrast to the old convenant of works, which is superceded. "The covenant of grace is called new; it succeeds to the old broken covenant of works. It is ever fresh, flourishing, and excellent; and under the gospel it is dispensed in a more clear, spiritual, extensive, and powerful manner than of old". (Brown of Haddington). Hence is derived the name given to the latter portion of the Bible. (See TESTAMENT.)