7 Catholic Treasures Understanding the Deuterocanonical Books of the Catholic Bible

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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.

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

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.


  • Opening Credits

    Duration: 01min
  • Alexandria, Egypt, Home of the Septuagint (Greek Bible)

    Duration: 20min
  • Catholic Christian Bible and Protestant Christian Bible

    Duration: 22min
  • Jerusalem Judaism and Diaspora Judaism

    Duration: 24min
  • Sirach: Grandson Translates his Grandfather’s Book

    Duration: 22min
  • Wisdom of Solomon

    Duration: 25min
  • Tobit: Sacredness of Family

    Duration: 24min
  • Baruch: Book Attributed to the Secretary of Jeremiah

    Duration: 22min
  • Daniel and Esther: Deuterocanonical Additions

    Duration: 22min
  • 1 Maccabees: Revolt Against Seleucids

    Duration: 26min
  • 2 Maccabees: Theological Interpretation of History

    Duration: 25min
  • Judith: Ordinary Woman with Extraordinary Role

    Duration: 22min
  • Jewish Feasts: Purim and Hanukkah

    Duration: 25min
  • Ending Credits

    Duration: 34s