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Kacy Grady ENGL 3312 Final Exam Essay Without both the Old and the New Testaments, understanding of the biblical history will be hindered. The Old Testament creates and provides a basis for the teachings and happenings found in the New Testament. The printing of these two testaments together, unified as one book, is necessary in order to get an accurate, unclouded understanding of the Bible as a whole. As a piece of literature, the Bible maintains a constant and progressive revelation. Because of this, reading from the beginning of the Old Testament to end of the New Testament is necessary to understand the plot, characters, and overall ending of the book. As with any decent piece of literature, if you skip around and read selectively, the universal understanding of the work will be skewed. Similarly, the understanding of the New Testament hinges on the affairs, laws, sacrificial rituals, and covenants of the Old Testament. Accordingly, the unity of the two testaments, Old and New, into one book is crucial for narrative coherency. Furthermore, the progressive revelation presented in the Bible allows for subjects to be eluded, and then clarified
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later on. The New Testament calls attention to many teachings that were only
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