Apologia: The Fullness of Christian Truth


``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be;
even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church'' Ignatius of Antioch, 1st c. A.D


Canon of the Bible

In parentheses are alternate names for the Book in question. Books with a red mark are called "deuterocanonical" by the Catholic Church and "apocryphal" by non-Catholic Christians. The first five Books of the Bible, the Law, are also called "Torah" and the "Pentateuch".

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Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy

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Joshua ("Josue")
Judges
Ruth
1 Kings ("I Samuel")
2 Kings ("2 Samuel")
3 Kings ("1 Kings in Protestant Bibles")
4 Kings ("2 Kings in Protestant Bibles")
1 Chronicles ("1 Paralipomenon")
2 Chronicles ("2 Paralipomenon")
Ezra ("1 Esdras")
Nehemiah ("2 Esdras" or "Nehemias")
Tobit ("Tobias")

Judith

Esther (longer than Protestant versions)
1 Maccabees (1 Machabees)

2 Maccabees (2 Machabees)

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Job
Psalm ("The Davidic Psalter")
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon ("Canticle of Canticles" or "Song of Songs")
Wisdom of Solomon ("Wisdom")

Sirach ("Ecclesiasticus" or "The Wisdom of Sirach")

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Isaiah
Jeremiah ("Jeremias")
Lamentations
Baruch

Ezekiel
Daniel (longer than Protestant versions)

*Twelve Minor Prophets*:
Hosea ("Osee")
Joel
Amos
Obadiah ("Abdias")
Jonah
Micah ("Micheas")
Nahum
Habakkuk ("Habbacuc")
Zephaniah ("Sophonias")
Haggai ("Aggeus")
Zechariah ("Zacharias")
Malachi ("Malachias")

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The Gospel according to St. Matthew ("Matthew")
The Gospel according to St. Mark ("Mark")
The Gospel according to St. Luke ("Luke")
The Gospel according to St. John ("John")

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Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
The Apocalypse of St. John the Divine ("Apocalypse" or "Revelation")

Note that Catholics and Protestants number the Psalms differently. Traditional Catholic Bibles, including the Vulgate, which is the "official Catholic Bible," and the Douay-Rheims follow the older numbering of the Septuagint. Protestants and, sadly, some post-concilar translations, follow the numbering used by 6th -10th c. (A.D.) Jewish rabbis. The chart below compares those two numbering systems:

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1-8 1-8
9 9-10
10-112 11-113
113 114-115
114 116:1-9
115 116:10-19
116-145 117-146
146 147:1-11
147 147:12-29
148-150 148-150

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