Sacred Scripture: the books that contain the truth of God's revelation and were composed by human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible contains both the forty-six books of the Old Testament and the twenty-seven books of the New Testament.
A literary device in which human qualities (e.g., sadness, anger) and physical traits (e.g., eyes) are attributed to God.
Those books and passages of the Old and New Testaments about which there was controversy in early Christian history.
The forty-six books of the Bible, which record the history of salvation from creation thought he old alliance or covenant with Israel, in preparation for the appearance of Christ as Savior of the World.
The living transmission of the message of the Gospel in the Church. The oral preaching of the apostles is conserved and handed on as the deposit of faith through the Church.
The first five books in the Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and Numbers)
- Those books of the Bible, especially in the Old Testament, whose inspired character has never been questioned (by any Church Father). Can be misleading because it was not the Church Fathers, but the Magisterium under the Pope that was divinely authorized.
God's communication of himself, by which he makes known the mystery of his divine plan. A gift of God's self-communication which is realized by deeds and words over time, and most fully by sending us his own divine Son, Jesus Christ.
A pre-Christian Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures made by Jewish scholars and later adopted by Greek-speaking Christians.
(J) Writer that uses YHWH as the name for God, and employs a vivid, earthy style of writing with an anthropomorphic view of God.
(P) Writer that is known by its singular census lists and genealogies; numbers and dates; proper ways to worship; and clean and unclean animals. Refers to God as Elohim.
a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH; Used by Yahwist writer and is Jahweh is German
Blood; Frogs; Flies; Locusts; Gnats; Boils; Disease on livestock; Hail; Darkness; Death of Firstborn