Required Texts

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To get student workbooks, contact Catholic.Biblical.School@aohct.org or (860) 242-5573.
Note: Required textbooks may be revised without notice depending on availability and curriculum revisions.

CBS 100 (Year One/Blue Workbook):

  • A Catholic Study Bible. Recommended translations: New American Bible Revised Edition (2011 or later), New Jerusalem Bible, New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha, Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha. Paraphrased and/or condensed Bibles are not an acceptable primary text for use in this program.
  • The Catholic Biblical School Student Workbook Year 1: Old Testament Foundations, Genesis Through Kings, (Paulist Press, 2007) (ISBN 978 0 8091 9584 8) to be purchased from the CBS office.
  • Introduction to the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Studying Scripture, Stephen J. Binz (Liturgical Press, 2007) (ISBN 978 0 8146 1700 7)
  • Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible, David Noel Freedman, ed. (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Ltd., 2000) (ISBN 978 0 8028 2400 4)
  • An atlas of biblical lands. Recommended atlas: Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition, Adrian Curtis, ed. (Oxford University Press) (ISBN 9 780199 56046 2) (Any similar atlas or online map that provides the information required in the student workbook is permissible. Hammond Atlas of Bible Lands, though out of print, works well.)
  • Reading the Old Testament, Lawrence Boadt, Revised and Updated by Richard Clifford and Daniel Harrington, (Paulist Press, 2012) (ISBN 978 0 8091 4780 9)
  • “Genesis,” New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament, Joan E. Cook (Liturgical Press, 2011) (ISBN 978 0 8146 2836 2) OR "Genesis," Collegeville Bible Commentary Old Testament #2, Pauline Viviano (Liturgical Press, 1985) (ISBN 0 8146 1370 5).

CBS 200 (Year Two/Red Workbook):

(In addition to the texts required in Year One)

  • The Catholic Biblical School Student Workbook Year 2: New Testament Foundations: Jesus and Discipleship (Paulist Press, 2008) (ISBN 978 0 8091 9586 2) to be purchased from the CBS office.
  • Synopsis of the Four Gospels, revised edition, K. Aland, ed., (American Bible Society) (ISBN 978 1 5851 6942 9)
  • Jesus: A Gospel Portrait, revised edition, Donald Senior, C.P. (Paulist Press, 1992) (ISBN 0 8091 3338 5)
  • An Introduction to the New Testament for Catholics, Joseph F. Kelly (Liturgical Press, 2006) (ISBN 978 0 8146 5216 9)
  • Revelation and the End of All Things, Craig R. Koester (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001) (ISBN 978 0 8028 4660 0)
  • The Gospel and Epistles of John: a Concise Commentary, fourth edition, Raymond Brown (Liturgical Press, 1986) (ISBN 9780814612835)

CBS 300 (Advanced Year/Cycle A/Green Workbook)*:
(In addition to the texts required in Years One and Two)

  • The Catholic Biblical School Student Workbook Year Three: Old Testament Continued, Exile and Restoration (Paulist Press, 2009) (ISBN 978 0 8091 9588 6) to be purchased from the CBS office.
  • Conversing with God in Scripture: A Contemporary Approach to Lectio Divina, Stephen Binz (The Word Among Us Press, 2008) (ISBN 978 1 5932 5126 0)
  • The Prophets, Volume 1, Abraham J. Heschel (Harper & Row Publishers, 1962) (ISBN 978 0 0613 1421 6)
  • Introduction to the Prophets, Thomas L. Leclerc (Paulist Press, 1995) (978 0 8091 4492 1)
  • Ezekiel, Daniel,” Corrine Carvalho, New Collegeville Bible Commentary (ISBN 978 0 8146 2850 8) OR Toni Craven, Collegeville Bible Commentaries (ISBN 978 0 8146 1423 5) also used in CBS 400

CBS 400 (Advanced Year/Cycle B/Orange Workbook)*:
(In addition to the texts required in Years One and Two)

  • The Catholic Biblical School Student Workbook Year Four, Old and New Testaments Concluded, The Word in the Hellenistic World (Paulist Press, 2010) (ISBN 978 0 8091 9590 9) to be purchased from the CBS office.
  • The Wisdom Literature, Kathleen M. O’Connor (Liturgical Press, 1990) (ISBN 978-0-8146-5571-9)
  • Ezekiel, Daniel,” Corrine Carvalho, New Collegeville Bible Commentary (ISBN 978 0 8146 2850 8) OR Toni Craven, Collegeville Bible Commentary (ISBN 978 0 8146 1423 5) also used in CBS 300
  • Companion God, revised edition, George T. Montague (Paulist Press, 2010) (ISBN 978 0 8091 4501 0)

*Advanced year class texts alternate yearly between Cycle A and Cycle B

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For more information, please contact:
BJ Daly Horell
Archdiocesan Director of the Catholic Biblical School
860-242-5573 ext. 2679
Catholic.Biblical.School@aohct.org