Testament: Occurs twelve times in the New Testament
(Hebrews 9:15) etc. as the
rendering of the Gr. diatheke, which is twenty times rendered
"covenant" in the Authorized Version, and always so in the Revised
Version. The Vulgate translates incorrectly by testamentum, whence
the names "Old" and "New Testament," by which we now designate the
two sections into which the Bible is divided.