7 Catholic Treasures: Understanding the Deuterocanonical Books of the Catholic Bible

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7 Catholic Treasures: Understanding the Deuterocanonical Books of the Catholic Bible

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
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Did you know that the Catholic Bible contains seven books that are not included in the Protestant Bible?

These special books of the Bible—Sirach, Wisdom, Tobit, 1 Maccabees, Judith, additions to Daniel, and Esther—contain harrowing stories of family, resurrection, and prayer.

In this 12-lecture audio course, 7 Catholic Treasures: Understanding the Deuterocanonical Books of the Catholic Bible, Dr. Dorothy Jonaitis, DMin, eloquently elaborates on these interesting and historically significant Scriptures. The set of seven full books and additions to Daniel that have come to be known as the deuterocanonical books have been a subject of great debate and discussion for centuries. Fragments of these important texts can be found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and they continue to impact our understanding of the Bible today.

Through this program, you will encounter some texts that surely you are very familiar with, but the history of their inclusion in the Catholic Bible is something that not many educated Catholics are aware of. Learn the special stories behind these seven books, which make the Catholic Bible unique and comprehensive

Did you know that the Catholic Bible contains seven books that are not included in the Protestant Bible?

These special books of the Bible—Sirach, Wisdom, Tobit, 1 Maccabees, Judith, additions to Daniel, and Esther—contain harrowing stories of family, resurrection, and prayer.

In this 12-lecture audio course, 7 Catholic Treasures: Understanding the Deuterocanonical Books of the Catholic Bible, Dr. Dorothy Jonaitis, DMin, eloquently elaborates on these interesting and historically significant Scriptures. The set of seven full books and additions to Daniel that have come to be known as the deuterocanonical books have been a subject of great debate and discussion for centuries. Fragments of these important texts can be found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and they continue to impact our understanding of the Bible today.

Through this program, you will encounter some texts that surely you are very familiar with, but the history of their inclusion in the Catholic Bible is something that not many educated Catholics are aware of. Learn the special stories behind these seven books, which make the Catholic Bible unique and comprehensive.

This compelling program is sure to expand your knowledge on a well-known body of work that has a vast history behind it.

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Dr. Dorothy Jonaitis is a lifelong educator of more than 53 years, with 29 of the years in adult education. She is a committed lay Catholic, currently teaching in the catechetical program of the Diocese of Dallas as well as doing adjunct teaching and conferences. In addition, Dr. Jonaitis is working in a new ministry, reaching out to caregivers of those with disabilities. Dr. Jonaitis completed a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology in May, 2002. A natural teacher, Dr. Jonaitis is often invited to address adults on a variety of scripture topics. She was a past presenter at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress and the Diocese of Dallas Ministry Conference. In addition, Dr. Jonaitis presented a two-day workshop on apocalyptic literature at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX, in 2008. She is the author of Unmasking Apocalyptic Texts: A Guide to Preaching and Teaching published by Paulist Press in 2005.

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