Sacred Scripture Study Resources

Magisterial Texts

Selections from:

Catechism of the Catholic Church (esp. paragraphs 50-141)

Compendium of the Catechism (esp. questions 6-24)

Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum (Vatican Council II, 1965)

The Historicity of the Gospels (Pontifical Biblical Commission, 1964)

The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church (Pontifical Biblical Commission, 1993)

Papal Texts

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini On the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church

Encyclical Letter Divino afflante Spiritu On promoting biblical studies (Pius XII, 1943)

Encylical Letter Spiritus Paraclitus On St. Jerome [patron of biblical studies] (Benedict XV, 1920)

Encyclical Letter Providentissimus Deus On the study of Holy Scripture (Leo XIII, 1893)

Commentaries

Catholic Scripture Study International

The Great Adventure Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation (Jeff Cavins, Dr. Tim Gray & Sarah Christmyer)

Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament

Veritas Bible Catholic Commentary:

Haydock Catholic Bible Commentary
Catena Aurea (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Navarre Bible Commentary

The Great Biblical Commentary of Cornelius à Lapide

 

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