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How Many Books In The Catholic Old Testament

How many books are there in the Old Testament.

Depends on the bible you refer to. See the chart found here, ie: the Catholic Old Testament has 46:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_of_the_Bible

how many books are in the Catholic Bible.

how many books in all. i dont really want to know each testament. just both combined. thanks!

There are seventy-three books in the Catholic Bible; forty-six in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New Testament. Until the Protestant Reformation the ‘Catholic’ Bible was the only edition since, obviously, there was no other major denomination till then. The Protestant Bible is based on the Council of Jamnia (90 AD), whereas the Catholic Bible is based largely on the Septuagint (132 BC). The Seven books that were dropped in the Council of Jamnia (90 AD) were: Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, 1 & 2 Maccabees, Esther 10:4-16-16:24 and Daniel 3:24-90 and 13:1-14:42. Until the Protestant Reformation, these books were in the recognised canons as approved by the Catholic Church. After the Reformation, the Council of Trent (1545-1563 AD) reaffirmed the Canon as approved by Pope Damasus and the Synod of Rome (382), the local Councils of Hippo (393) and Carthage (397), and the Canon contained in the Latin Vulgate translation (420) as the Holy Bible.

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how many books are in the old testament.

the protestant bible has 39 booksthe catholic bible has 46 or 47 books

How many books are in the Old Testament.

How many books are in the Catholic Canon of the Old Testament?

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy=5 and 613 commandments consolidated into ten.

how many books are in the New and old testament.

im confused a while ago im pretty sure my teacher sad 46 ot and 26 nt

27 New Testament books are canonical.46 Old Testament books are canonical… to the Orthodox, Roman Catholics, and I think Anglicans. [Not sure Anglicans have sacred literature.]Some Protestants exclude 7 books (& a few other writings) from the Old Testament, because these 7 books are not canonical to Jews (successors of Phariseeism). These 7 excluded books were composed in Greek rather than Hebrew.

How many books are there in the Old Testament.

That depends:Protestants: 39Roman Catholics: 46Eastern Orthodox: 48 to 51(depending on the patriarchate, or church)Ethiopian Orthodox: even morehttp://www.bible-reviews.com/charts_scriptures_d.htmlThe first book known as “the Bible” – the Latin Vulgate – followed the council of Carthage (45 books in the Old Testament, identical to the Roman Catholic list above except lackng Baruch). Codex Alexandrinus, a 5th century Greek “Bible”, I believe includes 52 (all of the books shown in the link above).Jim

How many books are there in the Old Testament.

The truth is that different Old Testaments have different numbers of books.The “base number” is 39. As far as I know, all Christian Old Testaments include **at least** those 39 books. However: the great majority of Christians use Bibles that have **more** than just those 39 books. The three major Christian groups that have more books, and the books beyond those “base 39” included in their Bibles, are described here:http://www.bible-reviews.com/charts_scri…Note that the traditional Lutheran Bible has the same books as the Roman Catholic, but include the “Deuterocanonicals” in the Apocrypha. Some Lutheran sects in modern times use Bibles without the Apocrypha.A listing of all of the Biblical books:http://www.bible-reviews.com/charts_scri…

How many books are in the Catholic Canon of the Old Testament.

Into what sections are they divided?It’s for Hebrew Scriptures class and I have no idea! Help me!Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

Catholics usually break the 46 books of the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament) into four sections.The Pentateuch (or Torah): Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.The Historical Books: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 Maccabees, and 2 Maccabees.The Wisdom Books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, and Sirach.The Prophetic Books: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Baruch, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.For more information, see: http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/index.htmWith love in Christ.

how many books are in the new testament and old testament combined.

for the catholic bible please.

There are 73 books in the Catholic Bible. 46 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. In fact, that was the canon for the first 1200 years. In the 1500’s, after the reformation and Protestantism started, the King James Version threw out 7 books of the Old Testament, so the Main Stream Protestant religions have 66 books. The seven books thrown out had to do with origin: Hebrew vs. Greek. But this is beyond your question.

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  1. * 1 KingsAmos* 2 ChroniclesNahumOf the 66 books total in the entire Bible, 39 are in the Old Testament. All are inspired by God to let us know what He wants us to know about Himself and His dealings with mankind. Merry Christmas

  2. * Book of Genesis

  3. too many

  4. * Book of JeremiahHere is an article with that answer,

  5. I believe it’s 84.

  6. * Book of Job

  7. JudgesMicahPentateuch, Prophets, Writings, Nonsense.66 too many.

  8. * Book of Ezra* Book of Amos

  9. 39, in the Protestant bible at least. Catholics and Eastern Orthodox have a few more.EzekielTHE OLD TESTAMENT

  10. JobThe Alexandrian and Palestinian canons were almost identical except the Septuagint contained the seven Deuterocanonical books, which Protestants call the Apocrypha. (“Canon” means the list of books) The Apostles and the early Church including the early Church fathers used the Septuagint. The African Synod’s of Hippo (393 AD) and Carthage (397 AD) also approved it.

  11. This Site Might Help You.[DELDUP()]1 ChroniclesThere was not a published Bible before the Reformation that did not contain the Deuteros

  12. Psalms

  13. Note that the 90AD council of Jamnia is a Jewish council and anti-christian. It could not canonized a christian bible.

  14. The Bible is written in 47 books. The gift of the Holy Spirit, which assisted the human authors to write a book so that it has God as itโ€™s author and teaches faithfully the saving truth without error.

  15. Jeremiah73

  16. in the Catholic Bible there are about 45 or so i think

  17. – How Organized?THE PENTATEUCH BOOKSThis is something most Protestants are not taught……….THE HISTORICAL BOOKSSirach (Ecclesiasticus)* Book of Malachi

  18. 29

  19. * Book of HabakkukNehemiahJoshuaSong of SolomonAuthentic answer is 73 by SLxx.* Book of Ecclesiastes

  20. * 1 Chronicles”True Teachings That Please God”27 in the NT.

  21. * Book of HaggaiMalachi

  22. 1 KingsJudithSixty-six, not including the fourteen that were purposely excluded for being delusional a little too supernatural.

  23. [/DELDUP]73

  24. * Book of LamentationsDo you want to be a teacher someday? Stay away from my kids.

  25. Haggai2 Kingshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_of_t…

  26. 39 in old and 27 in the new (in the Protestant Bible)* Book of Ezekiel* Book of Daniel

  27. JonahLeviticusEcclesiastes* Book of Jonah

  28. Joel- Can You Trust the Bible?* Book of MicahZephaniah66.there is 39 in the old testament and 27 in the new testament.

  29. During Jesus’ time there were two Old Testament’s in use. There was the Palestinian canon (written in Hebrew) , which is identical to the Protestant Old Testament, and there was the Alexandrian canon (written in Greek) also known as the Septuagint, which is identical to the Catholic Old Testament. Comparisons of the Septuagint and the Dead Sea Scrolls indicates that an accurate “eyewitness” exists to the Septuagint. Jesus quotes the Septuagint in 80% of his Old Testament references. The Septuagint was the Scripture of Jesus’ time. It has the order of Bible books that we find in modern Bibles, the Palestinian canon has a completely different order.39 in the OT.* Book of ExodusEsther* Book of Nehemiah

  30. There are 73 books in the Catholic Bible, which was the original number compiled and codified by the Catholic church in the 4th century when it was decided which books would be going into the Bible; and was the first time the Bible had been assembled as a single volume. Interestingly, many Protestant Bibles contained all 73 books until well after the Reformation, including the KJV, which had all 73 books until the mid-19th century. Fundamentalists like Chris try to revise history in a failed attempt to dismiss Catholics and give themselves more ‘legitimacy’… however, no reputable historian or theologian buys into their nonsense.

  31. 2 Maccabees- What Does the Bible Teach?Obadiah

  32. Proverbs* Book of Leviticus

  33. – How Old?I’m pretty sure it’s 66

  34. The Deuterocanonical books were not added to the Bible at the council of Trent like many opponents to them say. Christians always considered them part of the Bible. The Latin Vulgate which was written in 400 A.D. by Jerome, included the Deuterocanonical books. Their formal acceptance happened at Trent as a response to the Reform. This was the first time the Deuterocanonical books were called into serious question.the catholic bible is a false translation, u shud be readin the King James Version, the only true bible which has 66 books

  35. * Book of Joshuaprotestant=~

  36. (Douay, A.D. 1609)46 Old Testament, 27 New Testament = the 73 books of the original Christian Canon of Scripture, which was used by every Christian on earth until a few hundred years ago. The founder of Protestantism decided to trash 7 Old Testament books and 3 New Testament books. The vehement objections of his own followers prevented him from throwing out the writings of the apostles themselves, so the New Testament was spared. So the Protestant Bible is short 7 books compared with the original Christian Bible, and if Luther had his way they would be short 10 books. But the original Christian Church, which compiled the original Christian Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, still uses the full, complete and original Christian Bible.

  37. depends on who you ask

  38. If you count the book of Concordance!

  39. * Book of Isaiah* Book of Obadiah39 methinks.

  40. new is better hahah

  41. * 2 Kings* 2 Samuelcatholic=~73

  42. HabakkukZachariah* Book of EstherThe first Bible was put together in 320 AD by St. Jerome. Pope Damasus (the 37th pope) asked Jerome to compile and translate into the common language (Latin) just after the Council of Rome in 382 AD. The books were chosen at this Council, and reaffirmed at the Council of Hippo (393), and two Councils of Carthage (397 & 419). The people knew the Gnostic gospels very well and rejected them. They were not writings from the Apostles.

  43. Lamentations

  44. * Book of Joel* Song of Solomon66 in the new king james

  45. Part of the myth that Catholics are not Christians is that we put no importance on the Bible. Myths are contradictory or have more than one form, some say that we are forbidden to read it. Because the reason for many of the twentieth century innovations in (American) Christianity are Bible based and because Catholics obviously, by observation or rumor, reject them, it is concluded we ignore the Bible. The truth is that we read the Bible in a very conservative way and do not find “new things” in it that have been ignored (or interpreted more benignly) in the past. We hold that no one passage trumps the rest of scripture or divine revelation. Many people don’t know that meat comes from animals and fruit from trees. Do not be surprisedd the are unfamiliar with the history of Christianity and the Bible. The literal meaning of the text is the basis for all meaning in the Bible. Parts of the Bible are fiction, fable, and myth. It is not a science textbook. It is inerrant with respect to matters of faith and morals. An irresponsible understanding scripture is without merit or consequence no matter how fervent the one who holds it.

  46. ExodusMartin Luther removed them from his version, (he also wanted to pull the Books of James and Revelation). Evangelicals like to say the Deuteros are unbiblical. If the Deuteros were in the Bible from the beginning, which is what history reveals, then I would say they are biblical by their very definition. And this is why those who hold that they are unbiblical are really saying is that they have rejected them because they Deuteros support the Catholic position on Purgatory and praying for the souls there. There is no single text corpus called The Septuagint (LXX). There are actually several families and the vast majority of them are Christian in origin well after the 1st Century.The Deuterocanonical books were in virtually all of the Christian collections of the time. That is the point that counts. When Christians collected the OT in the first 3 centuries AD, they INVARIABLY used the LXX and included some if not all of the deuteros and sometimes included other works that considered apocryphal. There are several codices (bound books) from the early Church which appear to have been created by Imperial edict right after the Council of Nicea in 325. Also there are lists of books from the 2nd Century ( the Muratorian Fragment) and the testimony of several Fathers to that effect starting with Justin Martyr in150 AD. The Fathers also extensively quoted from the Deuteros from the late 1st Century onwards. Until the mid 4th Century, no one seriously challenged the long OT Canon. The Apostles and the early Church including the early Church fathers used the Septuagint. The African Synod’s of Hippo (393 AD) and Carthage (397 AD) also approved it. Jesus quotes the Septuagint in 80% of his Old Testament references. The Septuagint was the Scripture of Jesus’ time. It has the order of Bible books that we find in modern Bibles, the Palestinian canon has a completely different order. The NIV Bible use the Septuagint’s order of books, yet it leaves out some of the books (Deuterocanonical books) . Timeline of the decisions on the books of the Bible (Canon) AD 51-125: The New Testament books are written. AD 140: Marcion, a businessman in Rome, taught that there were two Gods: Yahweh, the cruel God of the Old Testament, and Abba, the kind father of the New Testament. Marcion eliminated the Old Testament as Scriptures and, since he was anti-Semitic, kept from the New Testament only 10 letters of Paul and 2/3 of Luke’s gospel. Marcion’s “New Testament”, the first to be compiled, forced the mainstream Church to decide on a core canon: the four Gospels and Letters of Paul. AD 200: The periphery of the canon is not yet determined. According to one list, compiled at Rome. AD 200 (the Muratorian Canon), the NT consists of the 4 gospels; Acts; 13 letters of Paul (Hebrews is not included); 3 of the 7 General Epistles (1-2 John and Jude); and also the Apocalypse of Peter. AD 367: The earliest extant list of the books of the NT, in exactly the number and order in which we presently have them, is written by Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria,. 382 –Council of Rome. Listed the New Testament books in their present number and order. 393 A.D. –the Council of Hippo, which began “arguing it out.” Canon proposed by Bishop Athanasius. AD 397: The Council of Carthage, which refined the canon for the Western Church, sending it back to Pope Innocent for ratification. 787 A.D. The Ecumenical Council of Nicaea II, which adopted the canon of Carthage. At this point, both the Latin West and the Greek / Byzantine East had the same canon. AD 1442: At the Council of Florence, the entire Church recognized the 27 books. This council confirmed the Roman Catholic Canon of the Bible which Pope Damasus I had published a thousand years earlier. So, by 1439, all orthodox branches of the Church were legally bound to the same canon. This is 100 years before the Reformation. AD 1536: In his translation of the Bible from Greek into German, Luther removed 4 N.T. books (Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation) and placed them in an appendix saying they were less than canonical. AD 1546: At the Council of Trent, the Catholic Church reaffirmed once and for all the full list of 27 books. The council also confirmed the inclusion of the Deuterocanonical books which had been a part of the Bible canon since the early Church and was confirmed at the councils of 393 AD, 373, 787 and 1442 AD.

  47. Ezra* Book of RuthTHE PROPHETICAL BOOKS& many more that you would do well to learn:There are 39 book that are currently left in the Old Testaments,, But who know how many books there would have been if The Holy Roman Catholic Church did not removed who know how many pages and chapters and books from the Old And New testament………… And if you really wonder about some of the inconsistency in the bible then you have the Catholic Church to thank for that……….. And don’t forget to thank the Holy Roman Catholic Church for the Inquisition and the murdering of tens of thousands Jews and other Non-Catholic and for the castrating and rape of tens of thousands little boys and girls……. And for the refusal to teach their flock how to read and the paying off of thousands of parents that their priest raped with the money that you donated to the Catholic Church……………….

  48. 66 in all.* Book of DeuteronomyBaruchhow many books are in the Catholic Bible?* Book of ProverbsEvangelicals favour the Palestinian canon because it is the one that the Jews ratified in 90 AD at the Jewish (non-Christian) Council of Jamnia. Catholics feel that this Jewish council was not binding by God because God’s authority was passed over to Christians at the Pentecost (Acts 2:1) sixty years earlier. Some people question if an actual council occurred at Jamnia but that does not change the premise. The Jews decided reviewed their canon books after the resurrection of our Lord, and those decisions are not at all binding on Christians.* 1 Samuel* Book of ZechariahFor the best answers, search on this site https://shorturl.im/axRMtA person can better know the true meanings of verses from the Bible if he or she meditates on them while saying Hail Marys with care.

  49. * Book of JudgesRuth

  50. Numbers

  51. * Book of Zephaniah

  52. 66 books- 39 old, 27 new

  53. how many books in all. i dont really want to know each testament. just both combined. thanks!

  54. There are 39 books of the Old Testament:

  55. depends,

  56. If you would like more answers, consider asking around this site as well…Deuteronomy

  57. TobitHere is the list:Isaiah24,671 SamuelDaniel* Book of Numbers2 SamuelThey add 12 extra books that no Jews ever had in their OT.

  58. BOOKS OF WISDOM AND POETRY

  59. Hosea66.

  60. 73.RE:

  61. 2 Chronicles

  62. 46 canonized OT books as contained in the Septuagint since 250BC>

  63. * Book of Nahum* Book of Hosea1 MaccabeesWisdom of Solomonhttp://watchtower.co.uk/e/20050715/article_02.htm

  64. * Book of PsalmsGenesisMore than 5 that’s for sure.

  65. 39

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