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Biblical Resources


Through all the words of Sacred Scripture, God speaks only one single Word, his one Utterance in whom he expresses himself completely.

Online Bibles:

External Link BibleGateway.com: This website enables you to search various versions of the Bible by passage, keyword or phrase.

External Link Bible.is: offers the world’s largest catalog of Audio Bibles in over 700+ language.  Mobile app available.

External Link Biblia Clerus: This website program, which also can be downloaded to your computer, is provided by the Vatican Office of the Congregation of the Clergy and offers Sacred Scripture, its interpretation in light of Sacred Tradition and the teachings of the Magisterium, with appropriate theological commentary and exegesis.

External Link Douay-Rheims Bible: A 17th century translation of the Bible in English. This online tool is searchable by word or phrase.

External Link King James Bible: background and resources on the 400th anniversary of the King James version of the Bible. 

External Link Gospel Parallels: An online comparison of the four gospels. A great study tool when looking for similarities and differences in the Gospel accounts.

External Link New American Bible: An online version of the New American Bible, revised edition.

External Link Codex Sinaiticus: the oldest Bible manuscript is available online.

External Link The Truth and Life Bible App is a free dramatized audio Bible app. The free app includes the entire RSV-CE Bible and Gospel of Mark audio.

Bible Programs:

External Link Gift of the Gospels is a free scripture study offered by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston available to all who wish to study the Gospels of Luke and Matthew and adaptable for use in parish, home, and individual settings.

External Link Little Rock Scripture Study: develops and distributes Bible study materials for adult Catholics in parishes and small faith communities who want to continue on their journey of faith.

External Link New York Catholic Bible School: offers adults the scriptural foundations of our Catholic faith. The Bible School, sponsored by the Catechetical Office, meets each year for three trimesters. A trimester is comprised of 10 sessions.

External Link University of Dallas Catholic Biblical School: rigorous, scholarly and in conformity with the best of Catholic biblical tradition. The program, which is split into 12 modules over 4 years, is designed to fit into various schedules, with both online and onsite options. As a CBS student, you can strengthen your faith through a deeper knowledge of scripture.

External Link Other programs are listed at the Wisdom Overflowing: Bible Study Programs for Catholics.

Biblical Resources:

Church Documents on Scripture:

External Link Divino Afflante Spiritu: encyclical of Pope Pius XII encouraging Biblical studies

External Link Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum): This document of Vatican II teaches about how God reveals himself to us. Holy Scripture plays a major role in revelation.

External Link Instruction Concerning the Historical Truth of the Gospels: Pontifical Biblical Commission's 1964 document on the distinction of the three stages of tradition in the Gospels. Translated by Joseph Fitzmyer, SJ.

Biblical Associations

External Link American Bible Society: Society dedicated to ensuring that people who need Bibles receive them. ABS has many scripture-related materials.

External Link Catholic Biblical Association: Society of biblical scholars who promote, within a context of faith, scholarly study in Scripture.

External Link MOBIA – Museum of Biblical Art: celebrates and interprets art related to the Bible and its cultural legacy in Jewish and Christian traditions through exhibitions, education and scholarship.  Located at the American Bible Society headquarters.

Other Resources

External Link Concordance of the Bible: If you are looking for a word or phrase from the Bible, this tool is for you. This online tool searches in different versions and languages.

External Link Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project: the Israel Museum allows Internet users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts from Second Temple. Developed in partnership with Google, the website gives users access to searchable, fast-loading, high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history.

External Link Guidelines for Choosing a Parish Bible Program: what to consider when selecting a Bible program for your parish.

External Link Loyola Press: Offers information on the basics of Catholic teachings, Scripture, Catholic Mass and other Catholic Devotions.

External Link Madaba Map Online: Visit the mosaic floor of an ancient church at Madaba (Jordan) which depicts a map of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus.

External Link Virtual Tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: a 360° tour with information about the history and layout of this ancient church.

External Link Wisdom Overflowing: Bible Study Resources for Catholics -- many Catholics don’t know where to begin with Scripture study, or what to do when they’ve begun and want more. This is a good start.