3.4: What’s the difference between the Catholic and Protestant Bible?

This discussion with Kristofer Phan Coffman centers on different versions of the Bible, and how they came to be used by different faith communities.


In episode 4 of season 3, Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston talk with Kristofer Phan Coffman, about what’s different between the Catholic and Protestant Bible.

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

Topics, themes and figures mentioned

  • Canon
  • Masoretic Text
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
  • The Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia
  • Deterocanonical & Apocryphal Books
  • Judith and Holofernes: Renaissance paintings
  • Martin Luther: German reformer
  • “Epistle of Straw”

Ancient works mentioned

  • Septuagint (LXX)
  • Vulgate: Lation translation of the Bible by Jerome
  • 1 & 2 Maccabees
  • Ecclesiasticus/Wisdom of Solomon
  • Book of Baruch
  • Bel and the Dragon

Other helpful resources

Today's Episode Hosted By

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Katie Langston

Katie Langston

Joined by


Kristofer Phan Coffman