Use Transition Words One of the Sources has to be the NKJV version of the Bible 750 words, APA format w/Bibliography. Question: One word that sums up both the Old and New Testament is the word “TEMPLE”. What is the meaning of the Temple in the New Testament? How is this different from that of the Old Testament? We must assume that both the Old and New Testaments have political as well as religious meaning for the ancient Hebrews, Jews, and Christians. So, how does the idea of the Temple derive a political meaning?