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Epistle

A letter addressed to a particular person or people

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Analogy of Faith

The unity and coherence of the truths in the Bible as a result of God's infinite perfection and knowledge

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Bible

Sacred Scripture; the book of all books written by God

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Genealogy

The study of ancestry

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Gospel

Greek for "good news"; refers to the books in the New Testament where the good news of Christ is spread

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New Testament

The 27 books written in the Bible that take place during the time of Jesus Christ here on Earth

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Old Testament

The 46 books of the Bible that record our salvation history before Christ

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Prophet

From the Greek prophetes, meaning one who speaks for; someone selected by God to speak in His name

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Prophetic Literature

The Old Testament books that consist of the prophets guiding God's chosen people

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Testament

From the Latin testamentum, which means covenant; refers to the two sections/books in the Bible

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Torah

The five Books of Moses (first in the Old Testament); Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

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Canon

From Greek and Latin meaning "rule"; refers to the complete list of books in the Bible

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Deuterocanonical

Refers to those books that were removed from the Jewish or Hebrew canon but are present in the original Greek translation by the early Christians

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Deuteronomistic (D)

One of the supposed sources of the Pentateuch; written around the seventh century BC

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Elohist (E)

Another supposed source of the Pentateuch, reflecting the perspective of the Jews in Israel; written in the eighth or ninth century BC

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Pentateuch

From Greek meaning "five books"; refers to the Torah, or first five books of the Old Testament

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Priestly (P)

Another supposed author of the Pentateuch, but one that later revised all of the five books

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Apocalypse

An alternate name of Revelation; refers to the time when all evil is destroyed and the righteous rise

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Evangelist

One who proclaims the gospel

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Figure

An event or person in scripture that points to a future event or person

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Liturgy of the Eucharist

Portion of Mass when the body and blood of Christ is offered

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Liturgy of the Word

Portion of Mass when scripture is read

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Protocanonical

The books that were included in the Jewish and Hebrew versions of the Bible

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Septuagint

A third century BC Greek translation of the Old Testament; accepted by early Christians as the inspired word of God

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Vulgate

From the Latin word for "common"; translation of the original languages of the Bible to common Latin

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Hexapla

An edition of the Old Testament that presented the Hebrew and Greek translations in side-by-side columns