Meaning of “the Old Testament” in the English Dictionary

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"the Old Testament" in British English

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the Old Testamentnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌəʊld ˈtes.tə.mənt/ us /ˌoʊld ˈtes.tə.mənt/

the first of the two main parts of the Christian Bible, which records the history of the Jewish people before the birth of Jesus

(Definition of “the Old Testament” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Old Testament" in American English

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Old Testamentnoun [ U ]

us /ˈoʊld ˈtes·tə·mənt/

the holy writings of the Jewish people that form the first part of the Christian Bible

(Definition of “Old Testament” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)