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List Of Books In Catholic Bible

God’s Word is truth, truth is God, and there is nothing greater than God. That’s the problem with many religions because they teach a lot of nonsense and make up lies. In Catholic Bible, the real truth about Jesus Christ, God’s plan for mankind and how to live a godly life as Catholics.

Catholic Bibles are in an incredible array of titles and languages. There are thousands of Catholic Bibles available, each one different from the last, each one a reflection of the culture or purpose which produced it. The Catholic Bible simply cannot be accurately described by a list any longer than the length of this sentence – because there are so many different types of Catholic Bibles. The following items give you examples of some books that might be important, or interesting to your loved one:

This books are all part of Holy Bible. You will understand more about your faith with these holy books. Each book is an important part of the Bible.

List Of Books In Catholic Bible

The Catholic Bible is a sacred text for catholic Christians. It is published under Catholic canon law. It contains 46 books from the old testament, 27 books from the new testament, making it 73 books of the Bible.

The deuterocanonical book is the Greek Septuagint Collection used to create the book of the Old Testament. It doesn’t contain a collection of Masoretic Hebrew text. It is translated from all Hebrew and Aramaic languages as well as Greek languages.

Many stories, texts, and incidents are found in it, which are called god’s words. There are many books in the library, including wisdom books, prophetic and historical books, revelations, etc. These parts include stories that guide their followers, stories about Christ, and books that contain direct words from the gods.

There are many other translations available in English. Some examples of English-translated versions of the catholic Bible include Knox Bible, Douay-Rheims Bible, and Jerusalem Bible. The Council of Trent still believes Vulgate is the official translation of the Bible.

Many other bible versions were created over time, including the protestant Bible. However, it retained the same form as when it was first made.

The Catholic Bible
The Bible: 66 books vs 73 and Why (the “Apocrypha” Explained)
Let’s start by agreeing to disagree. Below is a list of 7 books that Catholics include and that Protestants don’t.

Wisdom (also called the Wisdom of Solomon)
Sirach (also called Ecclesiasticus)
1 Maccabees
2 Maccabees
Additional passages are also found in the Catholic Bible’s books of Esther and Daniel. It is important to remember that both the Catholic and Protestant New Testaments have identical content. Both contain the same 27 books.

Why Do The Catholics Use These 7 Books?
According to Catholic sources, there were two major canons that governed the Old Testament during the time of Christ. The first was the Palestinecanon, which is identical to that of the Protestant Old Testament. The second was called the Alexandrian Canon and was the Septuagint.

According to Catholics, the Bible Christ and his Apostles used was the Septuagint or the Alexandrian Canon. The Septuagint (or Hebrew Scriptures) is a Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures (our Old Testament).

Catholics believe that the Septuagint includes the additional seven books that are the subject of this article.

The following quote comes from The New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia, published in 1907. It was awarded a Nihil Obstat from a Doctor in Sacred Theology and an Imprimatur from an Archbishop. The full text of this article can be found here.

These additional Scriptures were conveyed into the Catholic Church through the ancient Greek Old Testament, also known as the Septuagint. The Septuagint was the Bible of Hellenist or Greek speaking Jews, whose intellectual center was Alexandria.

The Catholics believe that the Septuagint was Christ’s Bible. It is simple logic: “If it was good enough to Christ, it’s good enough to us.”

If you believe Christ used Septuagint, that’s a valid argument. Both sides have evidence, which we’ll examine later.

Catholic Bible Books In Order

What Are The 73 Books In The Bible: Catholic Bible Books In Order
Old Testament
How Many Books Are In The Catholic Old Testament?

The Catholic Old Testament consists of 46 books, 39 of which are shared with the Hebrew Bible. The remaining 7 books are considered apocryphal by Protestants.

Old Testament
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
1 Maccabees
2 Maccabees
The Proverbs
The Song of Songs
Ecclesiasticus / Sirach
Relate: How Many Books Were Removed From The Bible?

New Testament
How Many Books In New Testament Catholic Bible?

The New Testament of the Catholic Bible contains 27 books. This includes the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and the Book of Revelation.

New Testament
Acts of Apostles
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Read more the New Testament books in order to get more in-depth information.

FAQs About Number Of Books In The Catholic Bible
Apocrypha Or Deuterocanonical?
These seven books are referred to by both their names, which is quite an unimportant side note. Apocrypha is hidden, and deuterocanonical means second canon. Although Deuterocanonical books might be more correct, they are still referred to as both. They were called apocryphal by several early Catholic saints and church fathers.

“Infallibly” Part Of The Canon
Catholicism claims to be infallible in moral and faith matters. Infallible is devoid of the possibility that you might be wrong. Officially, the Catholic Church declared the seven books in dispute to be part of the Bible. If the Catholic Church is infallible, it’s pointless to continue studying because they can’t be mistaken.

Why were books removed from the Catholic Bible?
These texts might not have been included in the Canon for a variety of reasons. These texts may not have been well-known to many people, or their content might not be compatible with the Bible’s other books. These books are found in the Old Testament of Roman Catholic Bibles.

Can Catholics read the Bible?
Catholics, like other Christians, can now hear, see, sing and pray the Bible. This multifaceted immersion in scripture has been made possible by technology and social media.

Why do Catholics pray the rosary?
Catholics believe that the Rosary provides a way to overcome severe trials, temptations, and hardships in life. They also believe it is one of the greatest weapons available to them to fight against all evil.

List Of Books In The New Testament Catholic Bible

Some books of the Catholic Bible aren’t in the Protestant Bible.

Did the Catholic Church add things to the Bible?

No! In fact, the opposite is true: Protestant reformers rejected some parts of the Bible.

When I was entering the Catholic Church, I was confused by the fact that Protestants used a slightly different Bible. Why wasn’t there just one Bible?

This article looks at this issue of why the list of books of the Catholic Bible is slightly different. The answer…

…is history!

The Old Testament canon
The accepted list of books in the Bible is called the “canon.”

The canon of the Old Testament books of the Catholic Bible is based on history. We didn’t make up the list!

At the time of Jesus, there was no official canon of the books of the Old Testament. The process of defining that canon was not yet complete, and there were a few different collections of Scripture in circulation among the Jews.

The two most widely accepted collections of Old Testament writings at that time were:

The Septuagint was an early Greek translation of the Old Testament. It contained 46 books:
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, the Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Baruch, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zachariah and Malachi.
Another collection of the Old Testament in Hebrew contained just 39 books.
It omits Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), Baruch, and 1 and 2 Maccabees.
It also omits chapters 10-16 of Esther, and three sections of Daniel: Daniel 3:24-90, Daniel 13, and Daniel 14.
These books & chapters are called the deuterocanonical books, meaning “second canon.”
Although Hebrew-speaking Jews at the time of Jesus would have used the Hebrew Old Testament, the Greek-speaking world around them used the Septuagint. The authors of the New Testament’s books also quoted directly from the Septuagint most of the time, and this version was the most commonly used in the early Church.

Precisely because the Septuagint was the version most used and accepted in the Church’s earliest days, the Catholic Church uses the Septuagint’s canon of Old Testament books in the Roman Catholic Bible.

The list of the Old Testament books of the Catholic Bible is firmly grounded in history.

The New Testament canon
Defining the canon of the New Testament books of the Catholic Bible was a somewhat different story.

The question now wasn’t what ancient books of Jewish Scripture should be in the canon.
Now it was a matter of what new books about Jesus and the Christian life were the accurate, inspired texts of Christianity.
Although the question was a little different, the process of deciding was the same as that used to decide the Old Testament canon.

Soon after Jesus’s death, a number of books and letters circulated that claimed to contain the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles. In the early Church, it fell to the bishops, as successors of the Apostles, to determine which books accurately contained the true teachings.

In fact, all of the New Testament books of the Catholic Bible were selected because the Church’s bishops agreed that those books alone were divinely inspired, accurate teachers of the true faith received from Jesus and the Apostles.

Some of the books and letters quickly gained acceptance as being faithful, accurate, and inspired by the Holy Spirit. The bishops quickly rejected other books circulating at the time because they contained obvious fabrications and inaccuracies.

A few books continued to be debated for some time. Although ultimately accepted into the canon of Scripture, these are also called deuterocanonical because they were accepted later (although written at the same time as the other canonical books). The deuterocanonical books of the New Testament are:

Hebrews, James, 2 Peter, 2 and 3 John, Jude, and Revelation (the Apocalypse).
Additionally, some parts of the Gospels are deuterocanonical because they weren’t in all early manuscripts, and so were debated for longer than the rest of the Gospel sections. These are: Mark 16:19-20, Luke 22:43-44, John 5:4, and John 8:1-11.
Catholics hold that all of the books of the Catholic Bible — both Old and New Testament, both the deuterocanonical and “protocanonical” ones (first canon) — are the divinely inspired Word of God.

This is the full list of the New Testament books of the Catholic Bible:

The Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
The Acts of the Apostles
The Letters of St. Paul to the Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon
The Letter to the Hebrews, the Letters of James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John, and Jude
Revelation (the Apocalypse).
Defining the canon
It took a few hundred years to complete this process of officially defining the Christian canon of both the Old and Testament.

During that time, the bishops discussed and debated the matter with each other to determine whether the deuterocanonical texts accurately reflected the teachings of Christ, and whether they contained the inspired Word of God.

Although there was no official canon during this early period in the Church, the vast majority of the the books of the Catholic Bible were already recognized as being authentic Scripture.

The Church, through its bishops, verified and defined the canon of the Bible. In fact, Catholics see this as an outstanding illustration of the Catholic teaching that the Holy Spirit actively leads and guides the bishops of the Church in a special way: we can rely on the accuracy of the Bible only to the extent that we can rely on the divine guidance of the Church. (See the article on Church authority for more.)

Pope Damasus I gathered a representation of bishops from the Christian world (called a synod) in 382 A.D. to define the canon of Scripture for the whole Church. This canon was ratified by numerous other Popes, synods, and Church Councils.

That canon is what we use today — all the books of the Catholic Bible.

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