Literal sense (of biblical text)
"The literal sense is the meaning conveyed by the words of Scripture and discovered by exegesis,following the rules of sound interpretation" (CCC, 116)
A type of writing that has a particular form, style, or content.
The process used by scholars to discover the meaning of biblical text.
St. Jerome's fifth-century Latin translation of the Bible into the common language of the people of his day.
Dead Sea Scrolls
Discovered in 1947 in caves near the dead sea these manuscripts belonged to the Jewish Essene sect, which lived in monastery at Qumran. The scrolls contain essene religious documents, commentaries on certain Hebrew Scriptures, and ancient Old testament manuscripts. They have proved very valuable to scholars in studying the Old testament and for learning about some jewish practices at the time of Jesus.
A traditional title given to theologians of the first eight centuries whose teachings made a lasting mark on the church.
Liturgy of the Hours
The prayers of the church; it is known as the divine office. The Liturgy of the hours utilizes the Scripture, Particularly the Psalm or specific times of the day from early morning to later evening.
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stands for deeper realities like abstract ideas, moral, qualities, or spiritual realities.
A written account of a person's life.
A formal statement of religious beliefs.
A story that gives the cause of something.
A brief story with a moral; often uses animas that act and speak like human being
A chronological narrative or record of events as, in life of or development of a people, country or institution.
A rule of conduct or standard of behavior established by proper authority, society, or custom.
A record of one ancestors.
A deliberately exaggerated saying to highlight the topic under discussion.
A nature miracle is a report of a powerful sign performed by Jesus to show his mastery over the elements.
A question or statement that teases the mind; it requires thought and application.
The allegorical sense
is a metaphor or "sustained comparison" for example Certain works of literature convey more than one level of meaning at the same time.
The moral sense
Is the scripture of the bible translated in a way to be seen as a warning for us not to do certain things and teach us how to live a moral life. , refers to how events in Scripture can help us act justly
The anagogical sense
When we read Scripture in the anagogical sense, we see the events in terms of their eternal significance, leading us to Heaven.
Helps discover where the biblical writers got thier material from. , attempts to reconstruct the history of the faith community's concepts/ institutions Determining the sources that gospel writers used
Reading small peices of the text in the bible trying to determine how it came about before being written. , focus on literary genres in a text to determine setting
Try to figure out what Theological insight a given biblical author had that influenced him in his organization of the material. , studies how the sources were edited together into the form we now have
Try to determine the historical cintext of the biblical text.
New Revised Standard Version (Bible ;1989)
Using a good sense of English and sound modern scholarship, this is the most important modern revision of the King James Bible.(protestant)
Revised English Bible (1992)
The British Equivalent of the New Revised standard Version.(protestant)
New International Version (1973-1978)
A conservative translation by scholars from thirty-four different denominations. Many excellent study versions of this bible are avalible. (Protestant)
New American Bible (1952-1970,1987)
The Church uses this translation for the readings at liturgies in the United Statses. It is solid,faithful to the original text, readable, and scholarly. It is the translation cited in this text.
New Jerusalem Bible (1985)
The New Jerusalem Bible borrows heavily from the french Bible, La Sainte Bible, which in turn is an important and scholarly translation from the original langages. It contains many helpful introductions and notes to guide the reader.