What is the difference between Catholic and Hebrew?
One is a religion and the other is a language:
- Catholic refers to a follower of Catholicism, which is a major Christian religion.
- Hebrew refers to the language spoken in Israel, and by Jewish
people all over the world.
Catholic refers to a follower of Catholicism, which is a major Christian religion. Hebrew refers to the language spoken in Israel, mainly by Jewish people.
The Hebrew Old Testament is written in Hebrew. The original Catholic Old Testament was translated from the Greek Septuagint (a Greek translation of the Hebrew Scripture made in the 3rd century B.C.) to Latin, and together with the Latin New Testament was called the Vulgate. Today the Catholic Old Testament is still in Latin, but there are venacular translations available everywhere.
Hebrew is an adjective referring to the Jewish language of Israel or (rarely) the Jewish people. Catholic is an adjective referring to a particular variant of the Christian religion, the one run by the Pope with headquarters in Rome. It can also be an adjective used to describe anything that is universal or pertains to all kinds of people.
Roman Catholic Answer No difference, Catholic and Christian is the same thing. I imagine that you are asking the difference between a Catholic/Christian Bible and a protestant Bible, which protestants may refer to as a Christian Bible. Protestants have removed a number of books from the Old Testament as they were uncomfortable with not believing things that the Bible said, so they changed the Bible.
Roman Catholic Answer There is only one Bible, the only reason someone would call it a Catholic Bible is that is contains all the books of the Bible. The Hebrew Bible omits the New Testament, and the "protestant" Bible omits the Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament with which they don't agree. When speaking of the saints in the New Testament there is little difference between the translations.