Biblical Novellas: Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 and 2 Maccabees

Biblical Novellas: Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 and 2 Maccabees

by William A. Anderson

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In times of crisis, there always remain the faithful few: men and women who go to great lengths to show mercy and provide hope to those around them and the entire world. With courage and dedication, they attest to life after death and shun the common traps of seeking favor and bending to human will. The books of the Bible explored in this volume tell the stories of such people, most of which occurred well after the Babylonian exile. Though not included in every translation, the characters and events are well known throughout religious history. Part of the Liguori Catholic Bible Study, a series of 21 books introducing each book of the Bible, providing insight into the sacred words of antiquity and inviting you to discover the living Word and its impact on our daily lives. The narrative, study questions, reflections, key notes, prayers, and an introduction to the spiritual practice of lectio divina will deepen your understanding of Scripture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764869860
Publisher: Liguori Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Series: Liguori Catholic BIble Study
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

William A. Anderson, DMin, PhD, is a presbyter of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia. This director of retreats and parish missions, professor, catechist, spiritual director, and former pastor has written extensively on pastoral, spiritual, and religious subjects. Father Anderson earned his doctor of ministry degree from St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, and his doctorate in sacred theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

El P. William A. Anderson, DMin PhD es sacerdote de la diócesis de Wheeling-Charleston, Virginia del Oeste, director de retiros y misiones parroquiales, profesor, catequista y director espiritual. También fue párroco. Ha escrito numerosas obras sobre pastoral, temas espirituales y religiosos. El P. Anderson obtuvo el doctorado en MInisterio por la Universidad y Seminario de Santa María de Baltimore y el doctorado en Teología Sagrada por la Universidad de Duquesne de Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

Dedication 5

Introduction to Liguori Catholic Bible Study 6

Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) 8

How to Use This Bible-Study Companion 11

A Process for Sacred Reading 12

Group-Study Formats 13

Introduction: Biblical Novellas 17

Lesson 1 The Book of Tobit (I) 18

Group Study (Tobit 1-3) 19

Lesson 2 The Book of Tobit (II) 26

Part 1: Group Study (Tobit 4-6) 27

Part 2: Individual Study (Tobit 7-14) 34

Lesson 3 The Book of Judith 46

Part 1: Group Study (Judith 1-3) 47

Part 2: Individual Study (Judith 4-16) 51

Lesson 4 The Book of Esther 66

Part 1: Group Study (Esther [A] 1-2) 67

Part 2: Individual Study (Esther 3-10 [F]) 72

Lesson 5 The Book of First Maccabees (I) 83

Part 1: Group Study (1 Maccabees 1-2:14) 84

Part 2: Individual Study (1 Maccabees 2:15-9:22) 88

Lesson 6 The Book of First Maccabees (II) 103

Part 1: Group Study (1 Maccabees 9:23-10:66) 104

Part 2: Individual Study (1 Maccabees 10:67-16) 109

Lesson 7 The Book of Second Maccabees 122

Part 1: Group Study (2 Maccabees 1-2) 123

Part 2: Individual Study (2 Maccabees 3-15) 126

About the Author 143

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