The New Testament is more connected to the Old Testament than you think. New Testament authors were steeped in Old Testament imagery, prophecies, and writing styles.
The New Testament is not a whole “new” story, but a continuation of the entire Bible so far. The Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, tells an incomplete story about God and Israel and their continual failings to be the people God calls them to be but also gives us hope of a coming Messiah. The New Testament tells the story of that long-awaited Messiah, Jesus.
Not a “new” story
The New Testament is not as disconnected from the Old Testament as some might assume. The cohesion is made evident in the writings of the New Testament where authors often reference back to Old Testament scriptures. Our New Testament Overview video shows the connection between the testaments and how the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus.