From inter- +‎ testament + -al, in reference to the Old and New Testament.


intertestamental ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Christianity) Pertaining to the period of time between the writing of Malachi and the wrtiting of the New Testament; roughly the last four centuries B.C.
    • 2001, H. H. Drake Williams, III, The Wisdom of the Wise: The Presence and Function of Scripture within 1 Cor. 1:18–3:23, page 15
      While no full length study has been pursued on the intertestamental influence upon I Cor. 1:18–3:23, a number of scholars find similarity between intertestamental literature and different sections of this passage.

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