This is the last book of the New Testament to be written, nearly 60 years after Jesus’ ministry; Gospels. Author – Matthew. Yet each Gospel has a distinct emphasis. Matthew. 'Genesis - Describes the creation; gives the history of the...' KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB It is all about Grace and the sacrificial offering of Jesus Christ that makes the individual fully acceptable before a Holy God. This Christocentric book asserts the supremacy of Christ to Old Testament foreshadowings. There are 39 Books in the Hebrew Old Testament and 27 Books in the Greek New Testament. The Old Testament or ‘Covenant’ was designed to show the people just how far they were away from a Holy God. Matthew begins with the descent of Jesus. It is the first book of the New Testament and the first of the four gospels. Date written – 60s. A Summary of the Contents of Each Bible Book contains summaries for the Old and New Testament. Written in ‘Koine’ Greek between 50 and 100 AD. The New Testament was written by Christians in the Greek language, who used and quoted from the Greek as well as the Hebrew Old Testament to show that Jesus Christ was the Messiah promised by God in the Old Testament. Christ is successively shown to be superior to prophets and angels (1-2), Moses (3), and the Old Testament priesthood (4-7); then the new covenant in Christ is shown to be superior to the old covenant (chapter 8 and following). Summary – All four gospels tell about the life of Jesus from the time before his birth to the time after his death and resurrection. BIBL 104 10/13/13 Summary of the books of the New Testament Books Matthew The Book of Matthew is of gospel genre. Matthew is sometime referred to as “The Sermon on the Mount”. The New Testament accounts for 27 books and Epistles.