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New Testament (NT)

In the Christian tradition the Greek New Testament (NT) was combined with the Hebrew (OT) and the two works together are called the Bible. In the Mediaeval period commentators saw various events in the OT as prefiguring events in the NT: e.g. the drunkedness of Nooah was seen as a prefiguration of the Sacrifice of Christ on Cross. Such imagery became a major source of artistic representation.
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