literal sense(of the 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).
an extended comparison where many elements of a story stand for deeper realities like abstract ideas,moral qualities ,or spiritual realities.
a chronological narrative or record od events, as in the life or development of a people, country, or institution.
for example, a nature miracle is a report of a powerful sign performed by Jesus to show his mastery over the elements
teaches what you should believe,that is, what the words mean in the larger context of Salvation History.
teaches where you are going,building up the virtue of hope while leading us to Heaven
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 a 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
New International Version
A conservative translation by scholars from thirty-four different denominations
New American Bible
The Church uses this translations for the readings at liturgies in the United States.
New Jerusalem Bible
borrowed heavily from the French Bible, La Sainte Bible, which in turn is an important and scholarly translation from the original languages
Liturgy of the Hours
The prayer of the Church; it is also known as the Divine Office. The Liturgy of the Hours utilizes the Scriptures,particularly the Psalms , for specific times of the day from earl morning to later evening.
literary device work that helps discover where the biblical authors got their material