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Omar 1Elias OmarDr. Edwin HostetterThe Emergence of Christianity REL-110RS5 May 2017Sin in the Old and New TestamentThe principle ofsinis fundamental to the Bible in both the Old and the New Testament, as the Bible’s basic messageis following Christ and loving one another by ceasing wrongdoings. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Bible and Theology(O.E.B.T.) describes sin as“anything contrary to God and his purpose for this world.”Basically, it is a human act which violates God’s eternal law. With sin being central to the Bible, the first book of the Bible, Genesis, gives us the first sin against God. Adam and Eve, humans created perfect in God’s image, eat from the Tree of Knowledge against God’s word developing original sin. As the bible branches out into the Old and New Testament, qualities of sin remain the same, while other features change between the two Testaments. First, it is important to observe the different understandings of sin in the Old and New Testament from the word itself. The most common root of the word sin in the Old Testament,