The literary form of the Bible: Thought Elevators Review "THE WORD OF GOD" as a whole comes to us in two separate parts: one written, originally, in Hebrew; the other in Greek. Only in the Versions are these two combined, and bound together in one Book. This division, of course, is not human, though the names by which they are commonly known are. Up to the second century the term "Old Covenant" was used by the Greeks to describe the Hebrew Bible.
This passed into the Latin Vulgate as from which our English term "Old Testament" was derived. The name New Testament is a one off of that. Fourth we must adhere to whom the scripture is written. This is the subject matter of the Bible. We have said that Jesus Christ is the subject of the Bible but the subject matter of the Bible is the people to whom the scripture is written. For example, there are the Jew, the Gentile and the Church of God. Fifth we must know what God is saying in reference to the subject, subject matter and the times that the scripture is referring to. These are sometimes called dispensations in the Bible.
The Greek word for Dispensation is oikonomia and refers to the act of administering by the Figure Metonymy, the act of administering is transferred to the time during which that administering is carried on. The present dispensation called Grace; is not in Law, Judgment, or Glory. It belongs to the time which is called "the Administration of the Mystery" that Secret (as the word Mystery means in the Greek) "which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men" (Eph 3:5). It was "hid in God from the beginning of the world" (Eph 3:9). It "was kept secret since the world began" (Rom 16:25). But Paul was made the special administrator of all the truth conne