Sacred Scripture: The Bible

"And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures."

~Luke 24: 44-45

God inspired the human authors of the sacred books. "To compose the sacred books, God chose certain men who, all the while he employed them in this task, made full use of their own faculties and powers so that, though he acted in them and by them, it was as true authors that they consigned to writing whatever he wanted written, and no more."

The inspired books teach the truth. "Since therefore all that the inspired authors or sacred writers affirm should be regarded as affirmed by the Holy Spirit, we must acknowledge that the books of Scripture firmly, faithfully, and without error teach that truth which God, for the sake of our salvation, wished to see confided to the Sacred Scriptures."

Still, the Christian faith is not a "religion of the book." Christianity is the religion of the "Word" of God, a word which is "not a written and mute word, but the Word is incarnate and living". If the Scriptures are not to remain a dead letter, Christ, the eternal Word of the living God, must, through the Holy Spirit, "open [our] minds to understand the Scriptures."

~Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraphs 106-108

Catholic answers topic: Scripture and Tradition

Catholic answers compilation of topics: choose scripture and tradition in drop down box labeled "any category."

Douay-Rheims Bible + Challoner Notes

We like the Douay-Rheims bible translation because it is extremely loyal to the original texts. You can read all about the translation by clicking on the link to the article "About This Douay-Rheims Bible" found on the home page. There are other interesting articles to browse through as well. Enjoy!

Laymen’s Greek & Hebrew Bible Resources for Free

Patheos.com by Dave Armstrong: A list of free Bible resources with direct links to the sources. An excellent resource for laypeople who have not studied Greek and Hebrew, but who would like to delve more deeply into their study of the Bible.

Included resources: Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon, Wigram’s Englishman’s Greek Concordance, Gesenius’ Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon, Strong’s Concordance with Hebrew and Greek Lexicon, Condensed Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon, Marvin Vincent’s Word Studies in the New Testament, A. T. Robertson’s Word Pictures in the New Testament, Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament, Nave’s Topical Bible, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.


WORD OF GOD (how Catholics read the Bible) - Fr. Corapi

Andy's Resource-of-the-Month, October 2017
A 6-part YouTube video series explaining the Catholic method of interpreting the Bible. By Father Corapi. 

St. Paul Center 

Many free resources to be found here, including a blog and Sunday Bible reflections. Bible studies are periodically made available for free for a limited time. Sign up for their emails to be made aware of these promotions.

Our Mission: Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church

The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is a non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition. The Center serves clergy and laity, students and scholars, with research and study tools — from books and publications to multimedia and on-line programming.

The False Prophet and the Deuterocanon

**Andy's Resource-of-the-Month: April 2017**
This article is referenced from Catholic answers posted October27,2016. Good read.

The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study

This website is geared towards The Great Adventure Bible Studies that have been created by Jeff Cavins. These are available for purchase, along with leadership materials. However, there are also many free resources available, including weekly commentaries on the mass readings, blog posts and information-filled articles. 

THE NEW AMERICAN BIBLE - Vatican.va

Online text with wordlists and concordances on the Vatican website.

Why the ‘Gospel of Barnabas’ is a Medieval Fake

Jon Sorensen of Catholic answers refutes the authenticity of a 1500 year 'Gospel of Barnabas.'

THE BOOK OF REVELATION

Catholic Apocalypse by Dr. Taylor Marshall

Dr. Taylor Marshall provides an in-depth analysis, chapter by chapter, on the Book of Revelation. Excellent! 

EWTN Live - The Book of Revelation

You Tube: Fr. Mitch Pacwa with Naji Mouawad, 05-11-2011. A basic overview of the book of Revelation.

The Lamb's Supper - Dr. Scott Hahn

**Andy's Resource-of-the-Month, February 2017**
YouTube video: Dr. Scott Hahn explains the liturgy of the Mass, as revealed in the Book of Revelation.