Bible 101: a basic Introduction to the Word of God

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Bible 101: A Basic Introduction to the Word of God

In the Bible, which is also called the Sacred Scriptures, God speaks to us through human words. Through the Scriptures and Tradition, God not only reveals to us divine truth but God’s very self. That is why we call both the Bible and Jesus Christ (the Second Person of the Trinity) the Word of God. “Through all the words of Sacred Scripture, God speaks with one single Word, his one Utterance in who he expresses himself completely” (Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], 101).

The word Bible, is a derivative of the Greek word biblios, which simply means “books.” And that is the way we should think of the Bible, as a library of books that is divided into two parts: the Old Testament (before Jesus) and the New Testament (after Jesus’ birth).

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