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The Bible


When I'm Feeling... - St. Mary's Press — Let the word of God guide and support you as you face life’s joys and challenges. You can find a verse to look up and nourish your soul.  Imagine your families opening the Word and applying it to their lives together!  This helpful resource is taken from The Catholic Youth Bible®.


Biblical Resources — Archdiocese of Milwaukee


Why Do Catholics Have a Different Bible than Protestants? — Catholicism in Focus — Breaking In The Habit — Catholics and Protestants have a different number of books in their Bibles.  How can this be?  It's complicated.


Ways to Read the Bible — Ascension Press


Where is That in the Bible? — Ascension Presents


The Bible — Catholic Central


Gospels — Catholic Central


First 5 Books of the Bible — Catholic Central — Paradise, plagues, and floods, oh my!  The first 5 books of the Bible, aka the Pentateuch, aka the Torah, contain some pretty epic stories, but how should we read them?  How can we find in them things that are relevant for our lives?  Kai and Libby break down some of the themes in the stories in the Pentateuch while wearing some awesome wigs.


Not Everything in the Bible is Morally Good — Ascension Presents


First 5 Books of the Bible — Catholic Central


Psalms —| Catholic Central


Old Testament God vs. New Testament God — Ascension Presents


Pauline Letters — Catholic Central - St. Paul is responsible for a lot of the books in the New Testament, including some stuff that is, well, pretty weird (by today's standards).  What is the context behind Paul's letters, and what can we take from them today?


Do Catholics Follow All Those Weird Old Testament Laws? — Ascension Presents


Revelation — Catholic Central


Where is Lent in the Bible — Ascension Presents


The Catholic Bible is composed of 73 total books.  There are 46 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament.


Old Testament

Torah : Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

Historical books : Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees

Wisdom books : Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach

Prophetic Books : Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Baruch, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi 

Of these books, Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, are the deuterocanonical books of the bible.


New Testament

The Gospels : Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Historical book : Acts

Pauline Epistles : Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews

General Epistles : James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude