- 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:
- 7 didactical books:
- 18 prophetical books:
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 4 Gospels
- the Acts of the Apostles
- 14 Epistles of Saint Paul
- 7 Catholic Epistles
- the Apocalypse, the only prophetical book of the New Testament.
- “Books of the Bible”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 12 June 2010. Web. 30 May 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/books-of-the-bible/>