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apocryphal
term refering to the books that were rejected from the bible
bible
The book that contains the writings or scriptures that Christians recognize as the written word of God.
canon
the churchs complete sacred books of the bible
deposit of faith
The heritage of faith contained in Sacred Scripture and Tradition, handed on in the Church from the time of the Apostles, from which the Magisterium draws all that it proposes for belief as being divinely revealed
deuterocanonical
those books and passages of the Old and New Testaments about which there was controversy in early Christian history
doctorine
revealed teachings of christ
literal sense improper
method of scriptural interpretion in which the author is inspired to use figures of speech
literal sense proper
method of Scriptural interpretation in which the author intends precisely what he was inspired to write
old tradition
the living transmission of the message of the gospel of the church
pharisee
during the time of Jesus, an avid, contentious student and/or teacher of Jewish religious law
prophecy
The words of God, delivered through a spokesperson known as a prophet; generally calls for the Israelites to live justly and avoid idolatry
private revelation
revelations made in the course of history which do not add to or form part of the deposit of faith, but rather may help people live out their faith more fully. Some have been recognized by the authority of the Church.
protocanonical
those Books in the Bible, esp in the Old Testament, whose inspired character has never been questioned (by any Church Father). can be misleading b/c it was not the Church Fathers, but the Magisterium under the Pope that was divinely authorized
revelation
gods communication of himself by which he makes known the mystery of his divine plan
septuagint
A pre-Christian Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures made by Jewish scholars, and later adopted by Greek-speaking Christians (213).
testament
the name given to the 2 major parts of the Bible
typological sense
reading of the old testament which discerns in God's works of the old covenant prefigurations of what he accomplished in the fullness of time in the person of Jesus Christ