The major languages spoken by both Jews and Greeks in the at the were and , and also a colloquial dialect of . It is generally agreed by most scholars that the primarily spoke , perhaps also some and . The majority view is that all of the books that would eventually form the New Testament were written in the Koine Greek language.
Although not considered to be inspired by God, these "apocryphal" works may be helpful in the study of the New Testament in that they were produced in the same ancient context and often using the same language as those books that would eventually form the New Testament. Some of these later works are dependent (either directly or indirectly) upon books that would later come to be in the New Testament or upon the ideas expressed in them. There is even an example of a letter composed under the guise of a presumably lost letter of the Apostle Paul, the .
The accepts the New Testament as divinely inspired Scripture, and as infallible in every detail, with equal authority as the Hebrew Scriptures. They view it as the written revelation and good news of the , the , and the , explaining and expounding the Hebrew Bible, not replacing but vitally supplementing it. They also view the New Testament as the primary instruction guide for Christian living, and . They generally call the New Testament the "Christian Greek Scriptures", and see only the "covenants" as "old" or "new", but not any part of the actual Scriptures themselves.
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