So, the Catholics have seven books in the Old Testament (the part written before Jesus) that the Protestants do not have.
These books are:
- Wisdom of Solomon
- 1 Maccabees
- 2 Maccabees.
I especially like the character of Judith, when she beheads King Holofernes (he deserved it) and Tobit, when Tobias and his dog and the Angel go on the long journey.
So whatever denomination you are, I recommend reading these seven books sometime, especially Tobit and Judith.
As many as the imagination or greed will hold.
The big divide, of course, is between the Roman Catholic and Protestant versions of the Bible. The Vatican has included the OT books of the apocrypha which Protestant theologians reject.
So take your pick: 66 if you're a born again; 72 if you follow the church of Rome.
There were many priests and other noblemen who thought it was their duty to tell the future of mankind about their origins of the religion and all their events that took place.
There are two main sections of the Bible, namely the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament has 39 books which have over 900 chapters. On the other hand, the New Testament has 27 books which have over 250 chapters.
It is very important for a Christian or a Catholic to read the Bible as he will be aware of wrongdoings and will lead a knowledgeable life.
It depends on what book you are asking about. The Catholic book had more books than the other 20 English versions of the Holy Bible.
The Jewish book has less chapters than the complete Holy Bible that is used as a Christian Holy Bible.
I am familiar with 20 versions of the Bible with over 5,000 hours of time in them and the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE has brought me more understanding than all of the other 19 versions combined.
Luke 6:20 ''Blessed are the POOR, theirs is the kingdom of God."
The other 27 books that were written after the time of Christ and are called the books of the New Testament.
- Old Testament: 39 (Same as the Jews).
- New Testament: 27