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What is the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament? Do Jews consider the New Testament to be holy?

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  1. The Old Testament and the New Testament are two distinct sections of the Christian Bible, and they have several key differences. 1- Religious Tradition: Old Testament: The Old Testament is primarily a collection of religious texts and scriptures that are sacred to Judaism. It includes books such as Genesis, Exodus, Psalms, and Isaiah. These texts form the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh, which is the central religious scripture of Judaism. New Testament: The New Testament is exclusively part of the Christian Bible and contains writings that are considered sacred by Christians. It includes the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), the Acts of the Apostles, various letters (epistles) written by apostles like Paul, and the Book of Revelation.2. Time Period: Old Testament: The Old Testament contains texts that were written before the birth of Jesus Christ and covers events and teachings in ancient Israel. New Testament: The New Testament focuses on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the early Christian Church. It was written in the 1st century CE 3. Religious Beliefs: Old Testament: The Old Testament is the foundational scripture of Judaism and contains the core beliefs, history, and laws of the Jewish faith.New Testament: The New Testament is central to Christian beliefs and provides accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus, the promise of salvation through faith in Him, and the establishment of the Christian Church. As for whether Jews consider the New Testament to be holy, the answer is generally no. The New Testament is not considered a sacred text in Judaism. Jews primarily adhere to the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the Talmud, which are the core religious texts of their faith. While the New Testament contains some elements of Jewish history and tradition, it is a distinctly Christian scripture and is not recognized as holy by Jewish religious authorities. It’s important to note that there can be respectful dialogue and cooperation between members of different religious traditions, but each religion maintains its own distinct sacred texts and beliefs.

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