You came back! Yesterday we kicked of this daily series with A is for Annunciation. Today we will briefly discuss Bibles. Not the story, the types.
What is it?
There are Protestant Bibles and Catholic Bibles. What’s the difference? Plenty. According to the USCCB:
Catholic and Protestant Bibles both include 27 books in the New Testament. Protestant Bibles have only 39 books in the Old Testament, however, while Catholic Bibles have 46. The seven extra books included in Catholic Bibles are
- 1 Maccabees
- 2 Maccabees
Catholic Bibles also include sections in the Books of Esther and Daniel which are not found in Protestant Bibles. These books are called the Deuterocanonical books. The Catholic Church considers these books to be inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Why did I choose to share this particular “B” with you?
Before I was Catholic, I had an NIV translation. I didn’t know that there were different translations, or different Bibles for that matter. Apparently, I’m not the only one! Jen at The Bad at Cleaning Blog writes:
20 Signs You Grew Up in Catholic School #8
8. You were shocked after you graduated to find out there were other translations of the Bible than the New American Version. NIV! ESV! IHSYESYGGLSO! Okay, that last one isn’t a translation that I know of but there are so many options out there! If you decided to stay or go back to the Christian life after graduation you were probably met with some confusion when you went to the Christian book store and was met with the aisles of different translations.
So which Bible are you? I hang out with the the NASB and the NRSV-CE (not listed, Catholic edition bible) personally, but use the NABRE for RCIA. AYDWA? (Are you done with acronyms?)
Don’t read the bible? That’s ok, you probably know more scripture than you think! Which personality are you? What a cute, little bible you are!
Come back tomorrow for some C talk. I am blogging my way through the alphabet with others who are doing the same.
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