Bible Studies Literature Catalog
Books included in the Trieste Catalog of Bible studies vary not only in themes and different writing styles but also in the genre. Some books only deal comprehensively with the term ‘God’ along with books related to the importance of God as a deity that governs human life. Please be aware that our catalogs include colorful and high-quality content, so you have to wait for a minute or less to download it fully.
About this catalog
There is a huge collection of books categorized according to the version of the Bible they refer to. There are books about the Old Testaments, Genesis, Judges, and Ruth. Certain books also deal with the representation of women in the Bible. This catalog provides a comprehensive yet relevant list of books related to Bible Studies for further reading.
The Bible is the most printed Book in history, the most translated, the most sold and at the same time the most burnt. Many questions arise about the Bible.
It has a total of 66 books, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. It contains a total of 1,189 chapters. It consists of 929 chapters in the Old Testament and 260 in the New Testament.
The Bible was written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Therefore, the first 39 books of the Old Testament were written mainly for the Jews in Hebrew and some passages in Aramaic. It was also translated into Greek 100 years before Jesus Christ. While the 27 books of the New Testament were written primarily for the Gentiles in Greek, the language commonly spoken by Gentiles throughout the Roman Empire.
Being such an extensive book, it becomes necessary to study it. This is the origin of Biblical science, the branch of theology devoted to the study of the Bible. This branch applies all contemporary knowledge that can contribute to a greater understanding of the exact meaning of the scriptures.
The biblical sciences have developed in the last two hundred years from archaeological discoveries and the analysis of ancient texts, such as scrolls or papyri from the Middle East. These discoveries aroused great curiosity in experts because of the diversity of names to designate the divinity in the Old Testament and the differences in styles and repetitions when comparing similar texts. To dispel the doubts about these suspicions, scholars used historical-critical methodology.
This methodology consists of diachronic study, that is, the study that attends to the origin and development of a biblical text, allowing a better understanding of the Bible by placing it in the context of its time and in the mentalities of its authors. The text of the Bible went through several moments. Before being narrated it was lived, and before becoming a text it was transmitted orally. In the process of textuality, small literary units emerged, which were corrected until they formed collections and then books.
Historical-critical methodology follows a rigorous method of scientific analysis of the process of formation of the text of the Bible, and for this, it uses textual criticism, literary criticism, history of forms, history of redaction and the criteria of historicity. In so doing it seeks the most primitive truth of the text.
For all of the aforementioned reasons, Trieste has created a catalog with the best and most classic biblical literature texts, which will allow you to understand and study the Bible to the fullest.
The volume of the Old Testament has 30 books, with different topics that go from criticism of the Old Testament to history, lessons, historical illustrations and so much more. Some of the books of this volume are:
- Biblical Manuals. The Books of the Old Testament: A Short Introduction by J. H. Weatherall
- A Critical Introduction to the Old Testament by George Buchanan Gray
- A History of the Science: History of Old Testament Criticism by Archibald Duff
- An Outline of the History of the Literature of the Old Testament; With Chronological Tables for the History of the Israelites and Other Aids to the Explanation of the Old Testament by Emil Friedrich Kautzsch
- Collins’ School Series. Bible History of the Old Testament by Coleman Ivens
- Historical Illustrations of the Old Testament by George Rawlinson
- Introduction to the Study of the Old Testament by Johann Gottfried Eichhorn
This is followed by the volume of Genesis. The first book of the Bible bears this name because it deals with the origins of the universe, of man, and the People of God.
The book of Genesis is divided into two main parts. The first is usually called "Early History", because it presents a broad overview of human history, from the creation of the world to Abraham (chapters. 1-11). The second narrates the more remote origins of the people of Israel: it is the story of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the great ancestors of the Hebrew tribes.
The books of this volume are:
- Scripture and Science Not at Variance; With Remarks on the Historical Character, Plenary Inspiration, and Surpassing Importance, of the Earlier Chapters of Genesis by John Henry Pratt
- The Ages Before Moses: A Series of Lectures on the Book of Genesis by John Monro Gibson
- The Book of Genesis for Bible Classes and Private Study by Samuel A. B. Mercer
- The First Chapter of Genesis as the Rock Foundation for Science and Religion by Albert Leverett Gridley
Other books talk about very interesting topics such as The women of the Bible. It comprises twelve essays on thirteen women of the Bible - Mary and Martha of Bethany being together with the subject of a single dissertation. Most of these essays, while popular in style, are at the same time scholarly. Their statements are based on the results of the latest scientific criticism. The book is a symbol of the larger charity of our day.
Teaching history to children can be quite a challenging task, but Aunt Charlotte’s Stories of the Bible's History is an excellent tool for that.
Aunt Charlotte’s Stories of Bible History for the Little Ones is an attempt to cover the Scripture narrative across the whole canon for very young children. The first half of these readings follow the course of the First Lessons for Sundays, so they can be read through with children each Sunday.
The Bampton Lectures were founded by the bequest of John Bampton, Canon of Salisbury. They have taken place since 1780 and are still held at the University of Oxford. They are addressed to a general audience, rather than to a specifically theological audience. They, therefore, endeavor to keep within limits the discussion of points of technical theology.
How We Got Our Bible (also known under the title Fire and Blood: The Price Paid for our English Bible) is a great book on tracing the Bible from the “writings in the age soon after that of the apostles, in the lifetime of men whose fathers and grandfathers had been contemporaries of St. Paul and St. John” — as says the author, — to our modern translations.
This is the most complete catalog of Biblical studies you will find. Solomon, Daniel, Scholar readings, Meyer’s Biblical expositions, and countless topics are all in Trieste’s catalog.