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  1. THE BIBLE The Word of God
  2. What is the Bible? • The word bible came the Greek word “ta’ biblia” which means “the Books” • The Old Testament was written originally in Hebrew with few parts in Aramaic which later was translated to Greek. The New Testament is entirely written in Greek. • The words of God are written in the Bible that allows us to read the words of God and helps us to find happiness through these words.
  3. THE BIBLE The Inspirations
  4. The Human Authors of the Bible • God did not personally wrote the bible, but rather choose men, serving as instruments, to write what He wanted to tell us. Through the Holy spirit, the authors were guided by divine inspiration, ensuring the Bible to be free from error when it comes to matters of faith and behavior.
  5. THE CONTENT of the Bible • The bible contains the story of God’s love to us and how much God loves us through the many ways God showed us his love.
  6. UNDERSTANDING of the Bible • The bible was written a long time ago in a language we do not understand. The culture and history of the authors are strange to us which means reading the bible does not mean understanding its whole context. To have a proper appreciation of the truths of the bible, one must have the knowledge and understanding of the various ways
  7. Some of the literary forms used are described below. • Myths are symbolic, imaginative stories presenting a truth too large and too difficult to state in exact terms. • Letters are imaginative stories with historical baes. • Epic are lengthy stories told in heroic or exaggerated terms. • Elegies are laments for the dead. • Proverbs are prose and poetic statements as maxims for instructions. • Legal documents contain laws that govern the
  8. • Canticles and Psalms are expressions of faith sentiment in poetic and lyrical language. • Oracles of the prophets are solemn words call people to true faith. • Wisdom writings are reflections on great human questions about life, death, love, evil and suffering.
  9. DIVISIONS of the Bible The Old Testament The New Testament
  10. Catholic Bible VS. Protestant Bible Has an “imprimatur” (which means can be printed) and a “Nhil Obstat” (meaning ‘nothing opposes’) signed by a monsignor or a bishop in the copyright page. none
  11. Catholic Bible VS. Protestant Bible -has 27 books in the New Testament -has 46 or 51 books in the Old Testament according to how some of the books are merged or separated. -has the 12 Deuterocanonical books which catholics consider -has 27 books in the New Testament. -has 39 books in the Old Testament and does not contain the 12 Deuterocanonical Books.
  12. Catholic Bible contains… • Letter of Jeremiah- from the book of Jeremiah, the 73 verses of this letter are interspersed within Jeremiah. • Song of the three young men and prayer of Azariah ( Daniel 3: 12-100) • Susana (Daniel, chapter 13) • Bel and the Dragon (Daniel, Chapter 14 • Esther(Greek)- sections are added to Esther sometimes italicized or the chapters are indicated by the alphabet.
  13. Protestant Bible does not contain… •Tobit •Judith •Sirach •Wisdom of Solomon •Baruch •Letter of Jeremiah •Song of the three young men and prayer of Azariah •Susana •Bel and the Dragon •Esther(Greek). •1 Maccabees •2 Maccabees
  14. Catholic Bible VS. Protestant Bible -version with 46 books include the New American Bible, Jerusalem Bible Christian Community Bible, Revised Standard Version, and the New Revised Standard Version(Catholic Edition) -version with 51 books -King James Version, New International Version, and the Gideon Bible.
  15. Catholic Bible VS. Protestant Bible -39 Old Testament Books -7 Deuterocanonical Books -27 New Testament Books -has 73 books in total. -39 New Testament Books -27 New Testament Books -has 66 Books in total
  16. The Old Testament is divided into 4 major parts The Pentateuch The Historical Books The Wisdom Books The Prophetic Books
  17. The Pentateuch Consists the first 5 books of the Bible which expresses the will of God with regard to His people and contain the story of creation, the formation of the people of God and provide the set of rules of conduct for the people of God. Genesis Exodus Leviticus Deuteronomy Numbers
  18. The Historical Books Tells the story depicting the hardships and difficulties experienced by the people of God after entering the promised land also with their success and achievements. Joshua Judges 1 Samuel 2 Samuel 1 Kings 2 Kings
  19. The Wisdom Books Contain beautiful prayers called Psalms expressing and praising the greatness and goodness of God. It is an expression of man’s gratitude and love for God and also speaks of man’s fear, and anxieties and of his need to put his trust to God’s power.
  20. The Prophetic Books Tell the narratives on the life of the prophets scolding the people with their sins and unfaithfulness, and consoling the people with their sufferings. 3 Major Prophets 12 Minor Prophets
  21. •Isaiah •Jeremi ah •Ezekie l 3 MAJOR Prophets •Hosea •Joel •Amos •Obadiah •Jonah •Micah 12 MINOR Prophets •Nahum •Habbakuk •Zephaniah •Haggar •Zecharah •Melachi
  22. • 1 Chronicles • 2 Chronicles • Ezra or 1 Esdras • Nehemiah or 2 Esdras • Ruth • Ezra 13 Latter Books •Job •Psalms •Proverbs •Ecclesiastes •Songs of Songs (Song of Solomon or Canticle of Canticles. •Lamentations •Daniel
  23. The New Testament Tells us how the promises of God are fulfilled in Jesus Christ bring the Good News from God The Gospels Acts of the Apostles Apostolic Letters Book of Revelations
  24. The 4 Gospels Matthew tells the Good News that the promised Savior is Jesus. Jesus is the great teacher who teaches about God’s about God’s Kingdom. Mark tells the Good News that the Son of God is Jesus Christ who has authority in His teachings, is powerful over powerful over demons, and who forgives sin. Jesus is the Son is the Son of Man who gives up His life to free people from people from in. Luke presents Jesus as both promised. Savior of Israel and of all people. He brings Good News to the poor and serves the serves the needy. John presents Jesus as the Word of God that is eternal,
  25. The Acts of the Apostles authored by Luke, presents the early followers of Jesus led by the Holy Spirit, the early beginnings and foundation of the Church, and Jesus’ community of believers. Letters of Paul guide the pagan nations whom God entrusted to him to evangelize.
  26. The Pauline Letters Romans- was written to prepare the way for Saint Paul’s visit to Rome to work among the Christians and then to Spain. The message of the letter is about understanding the Christian faith and the living practice of this faith. 1 Corinthians- was written to correct the problems of the life and faith of Christians in Corinth on divisions, immortality, on sex and marriage, matters of conscience, order of the Church, the Holy Spirit’s gifts, and the teachings on the resurrections. 2 Corinthians- was written in defense of Saint Paul who was accused of being false prophet, the reconciliation with the church in Corinth, and of asking help for the Church’s need in Judea. Galatians- was written to bring back the true faith in Christ and practice of the Christian s who were confused by some false teachings.
  27. The Pauline Letters Philippians- was written while Saint Pal was in prison. This was addressed to the Christians of Philippi to have joy, have joy, confidence, unity and perseverance in the faith life the faith life of Christians in living in humility amidst quarrels amidst quarrels and disputes. Colossians- was written to correct the false teaching about circumcision, rules on food, and the worship of spiritual spiritual recluse. The message is to have full salvation only in salvation only in union with Christ. 1 Thessalonians- was written to encourage and assure the Christians of their faith in Christ, working quietly while hoping quietly while hoping for the return of Christ. 2 Thessalonians - was written to strengthen the faith of Christians about the Lord’s return that disturbed them. The them. The emphasis is to remain steadfast in faith, to work faith, to work for a living, and to persevere in good works.
  28. The Pauline Letters 2 Timothy- is a written advice to Timothy to persevere faith in Jesus, and to have patience, love, patience, love, and endurance in suffering and and persecution. Titus- is a letter encouraging Titus to be kind and to be good leader; also included are instructions on how instructions on how to teach to the various age age groups, the Christian conduct to be peaceful and peaceful and friencly, avoiding hatred, argument, and argument, and division in the church. Philemon- is a letter requesting Philemon to reconcile with his slave and treat him as a Christian brother.
  29. The Catholic Letters James- preached to the faithful outside of Palestine about simplicity and practiced things things inspired from the Old Testament. He was was very attached to the Jewish tradition. 1,2 Peter- Is inspired by the baptismal ceremony in the early church, hymns, homily on the rites, and rites, and the life of a Christian. 1, 2, 3, John- Speak of the “communion” that that must be lived among Christians. Jude- denounces the false teacher like those
  30. The Book of Revelations The Book of Revelations- is attributed to John the Evangelist, brother of James the James the martyr. It was written to give give hope an encouragement, and to urge the urge the Christian to remain faithful to faithful to Christ despite the suffering and suffering and persecution. The central theme central theme is that all enemies including including Satan will, at the end, be defeated defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ and those
  31. INTERPRETATION of the Bible The bible is the word of God written in the words of man. To understand it, we must first understand the words of the men who wrote the Bible. Experience show us that different people tell the same story in different
  32. 1. Their situation and circumstances of life 2. Their educational background and experience 3. Their individual talent and style of expression. All these elements are taken together in a single CONTEXT. A better knowledge of the context of the story will lead to a better understanding of the meaning and message of the bible.