Was the Bible only in Latin so that the people could not read it? This question has two parts: (i) the question of the Bible being only in Latin; and (ii) the question of people not being able to read…
How was the Bible preserved and multiplied and spread throughout the centuries before printing was invented? Just as the Catholic Church at the beginning wrote and collected together sacred books of the New Testament, so her monks, friars, nuns, and…
How were the Scriptures written in the earliest days? When you have read this, you will understand the dangers of loss and corruption and how absolutely necessary was the protection of the Church for these documents not to be completely…
You will see that Protestant Bibles have seven fewer books than Catholic ones. These are books that were in all Bibles from the 4th. to the 16th. century. They are: Tobias, Baruch, Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, 1 Maccabees, 2…
Looking at the Bible as it stands today, we find it is composed of 73 separate books – 46 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New. How has it come to be composed precisely of these 73, and…
1. The New Testament was not, any more than the Old, all written at one time, or all by one man. At least 40 years passed away between the writing of the first and the writing of the last of…
As we have seen, the Gospels were written at different times. We put them at the beginning of the New Testament, but, of course, they were not the first books to be written. The letters of Paul and other writers…
1.The Bible did not drop down from heaven ready-made, as some people seem to imagine. It did not suddenly appear on earth, carried down from God by an angel. It was written by people like ourselves, who held in their…
To all lovers of the written word of God In all his letters there are, of course, some passages which are hard to understand, and these are the ones that uneducated and unbalanced people distort, in the same way as…