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The Catholic Bible, Personal Study Edition

Third Edition

Edited by Graziano Marcheschi and Biagio Mazza

28 September 2022

ISBN: 9780197516089

2528 pages

In Stock

Price: £25.99



In local parishes, upper levels of secondary schools, and introductory college classes, the Personal Study Edition provides superb study resources for readers that will open the text of the Bible to new understanding and greater appreciation for all.

  • A comprehensive study system includes Reading Guides and Questions to inspire further reflection on each book of the Bible.
  • In-text brief essays treat topics of more general concern such as authorship, the nature of prophecy, historical significance, and the role of scholarship in understanding the Bible
  • Marginal references in the Bible's text refer to relevant sections in the study materials
  • Further essays explain matters such as the Lectionary, biblical history, and how Catholic scholarship relates to other faith traditions
  • A full glossary explains scholarly and biblical terms
  • A 32-page, authoritative color map section and place-name index provides geographical context for the Bible's history
  • Complete Lectionary readings help in planning study geared to the Church calendar
  • Marginal references in the biblical text that point to specific pages in the Reading Guide are screened for greater visibility
  • A 25-page glossary defines biblical terms with which students may not be familiar
  • A 36-page section of authoritative, full color New Oxford Bible Maps (with place name index)

About the Author(s)

Edited by Graziano Marcheschi, Vice President, University Mission and Ministry, St. Xavier University, and Biagio Mazza, Pastoral Associate, St. Sabina Parish

Graziano Marcheschi is Vice President for University Mission and Ministry, Saint Xavier University Chicago. Biagio Mazza is Pastoral Associate at St. Sabina Parish in Belton, Missouri.

Table of Contents

    General and Introductory Articles
    General Introduction
    How to Use The Catholic Bible: Personal Study Edition
    The Bible in Catholic Life
    Catholics and Fundamentalism
    How to Read the Bible
    Understanding the Historical Background to the Biblical Texts
    Old Testament Reading Guides
    The Pentateuch
    Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy
    The Historical Books
    Joshua Judges Ruth 1 and 2 Samuel 1 and 2 Kings
    The Chronicler's History and the Later Histories
    1 and 2 Chronicles Ezra and Nehemiah Tobit Judith Esther 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees
    The Wisdom Books
    Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes The Song of Songs The Book of Wisdom Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus)
    The Prophets
    Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Baruch Ezekiel Daniel
    The Twelve Minor Prophets
    Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi
    New Testament Reading Guides
    The Gospels [and Acts]
    Matthew Mark Luke John The Acts of the Apostles
    The Writings of Paul
    Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians
    The Pastoral Letters
    1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus Philemon Hebrews
    The Catholic Letters and Revelation
    James 1 Peter 2 Peter 1 John 2 John 3 John Jude Revelation
    The New American Bible
    [The full text of the Bible]
    [Back Matter Essays and Reference Materials]
    The Catechism of the Catholic Church [extract dealing with Scripture]
    Catholic Beliefs in Scripture
    The Bible in the Lectionary
    The Lectionary
    Chart of Old Testament Canons
    Timeline of Biblical Times
    Measures and Weights
    Index to Reading Guides