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Did the authors of the New Testament read the Old Testament?

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Yes but. 1. It was not the "Old Testament" to them. 2. It's quite possible that some authors did not have the same canon of books as the Hebrew Bible canon(s) that emerged. Some HB books are not quoted and apparently not alluded to by NT authors... read more

Possibly. The authors of the New Testament are : Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter, James, John, and Jude. Matthew,Mark,John,Peter,James were disciples of Christ. Jude was a brother to James. They were traditional Jews, for a fact. They read the scriptures. Luke was probably a gentile. read more

• ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN LITERATURE. Second, we now understand that the Old Testament was not written in a vacuum but is, in fact, the only surviving remnant of a large corpus of ancient texts spanning millennia and coming from all corners of the ancient Near East. read more

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