Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World (Second Edition)

Chapter 2: Why Do Catholics Have 7 More Books in Their Bible?


Why Do Catholics Have 7 More Books in Their Bible?

Film Focus: This presentation is a brief explanation of the development of the biblical canon (the list of books contained in the Bible). It gives a short history of why the Catholic and Protestant canons are different.

Text Focus: Pages 44-45

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why did the Jewish leaders of the first century reject seven books from the Old Testament?
  2. For how long did Christians all use the same amount of books in the canon?
  3. What books in the Old and New Testaments did this canon include? What books were taken out?
  4. When did the Church reject Luther’s removal of the books of the Septuagint?


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