Bible Interpretation

Flip Through The Pages of The Bible

Sacred Scriptures

Sacred Scriptures is another word for Bible, and the Bible is God speaking to us through human words. This is why it is called, 'The word of God.' The word Bible in Greek is translated to Biblios, which means books, and the Bible is a collection of books.

Dive Into The Old Testament

The Old Testament is a preparation for the coming of Christ. It is also the promises, laws and prophecies of the Paschal Mystery of Christ. Its books are grouped into 5 categories which are,

1. The Pentateuch

2. Historical Books
3. Wisdom and Poetry Books

4. The Prophets

The 5 OT Sections

1. Pentateuch means, "5 Books," and tells about the stories of the Israelites.

2. The Historical Books are accounts on Israelites settling on the Promised Land.

3. Wisdom and Poetry Books are a collection of hymns, proverbs, poems, and stories.

4. Lastly, The Prophets are people who speak God's word.

Evolution of The OT

At first the stories were passed down orally, generation through generation. Until years later people began to write down these stories. Most of the Old Testament was in Hebrew but years later Greek was the most popular language and that was the only language the Jews could speak. After that a Greek translation took place, had more books than the Hebrew canon. These books called deuterocanonical included; Tobit, Judit, 1st and 2nd Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, and addition of Esther and Daniel.

Ask and We Will Answer!

So why did they write the Old and New Testament?

- The holy spirit guided them throughout the process and helped them orally to composition.

When should we read the Bible?

- The Catholic Church encourages us to make the Bible part of our daily lives.

How many books are in the bible?

- There is a collection of 73 books in the bible.

Who is the Bible written to?

-The Bible is written for all of us individually for all of our different situations.

We Got The Catholic Translation!

You may ask, how did we get this translation? And we got the answer! In AD 382 Pope Damascus asked Jerome to give him a standard Latin translation of the Bible. He worked from Hebrew to Greek and Jerome finally got a common translation which became the biblical text for Catholics.