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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Books of Chronicles

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(Greek: biblion, book)

These number 73, according to the Catholic Canon of books which really contain the revelation of God to man. According to the Council of Trent, there are three groups in the Old Testament, embracing 46 books:

  • 21 historical books:
  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy
  • Josue
  • Judges
  • Ruth
  • 1,2Kings (1,2Samuel)
  • 3,4Kings (1,2Kings)
  • 1,2Paralipomenon (1,2Chronicles)
  • Esdras
  • Nehemiah
  • Tobias
  • Judith
  • Esther
  • 1,2Machabees
  • 7 didactical books:
  • Job
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Canticle of Canticles (Song of Solomon)
  • Wisdom and
  • Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)
  • 18 prophetical books:
  • Isaias
  • Jeremias (with Lamentations)
  • the major prophets
  • Baruch
  • Ezechiel
  • Daniel
  • the minor prophets
  • Osee
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Abdias or Obadiah
  • Jonas
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habacuc
  • Sophonias or Zephaniah
  • Aggeus or Haggai
  • Zacharias
  • Malachias

The difference between the Jewish and Catholic counting is due to the fact that the Catholics accept also the so-called deuterocanonical books.

There are 27 books of the New Testament:

  • the 4Gospels
  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John
  • the Acts of the Apostles
  • 14Epistles of Saint Paul
  • Romans
  • 1,2Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • 1,2Thessalonians
  • 1,2Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon
  • Hebrews
  • 7 Catholic Epistles
  • James
  • 1,2Peter
  • 1,2, and 3John
  • Jude and
  • the Apocalypse, the only prophetical book of the New Testament.

Each book of the Bible is treated in this document under its own title.


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Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Books of Chronicles'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/b/books-of-chronicles.html. 1910.

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