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Bible - Introduction
(14,719 words)

Part of Bible:

1. Introduction

2. Versions

3. Biblical Hermeneutics

4. Scripture Reading

A. Exegesis

1. Old Testament

a) Name and contents of the Old Testament. The collection of books which Jesus, the primitive community and the sub-apostolic generation regarded as sacred Scripture is known to Christians as the Old Testament, in the form later determined by the fixing of the canon. The term “Old Testament”, by which it is distinguished from the New and honoured as the attestation of t…

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Josef Schreiner, Klaus Berger and Karl Rahner, “Bible - Introduction”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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