Catholic Bible Institute: Old Testament Year, 2022 - 2023 (English)

The Catholic Bible Institute is a comprehensive, three-year Bible study program: one year focuses on the Old Testament, one year on the New Testament, and a third year on biblical topics, along with practical skills for facilitating Bible-based programs. The goal of CBI is growth in relationship with Jesus Christ through the study of the Bible and the formation of ministers of the Word for parishes. CBI participants study the Word of God according to Catholic principles and connect the Word with life through prayer and conversation.

Vendor: CBI

CBI is a Virtual Experience

CBI learning entails:

  • Video presentations from a wide range of Bible scholars and experts
  • Prayer, small-group conversation, and Q&A via live web conference
  • Readings from the Bible and Bible commentaries
  • Written reflections
  • Accompaniment by a team of facilitators    

In the Certification-Track, ADLA residents can earn a Certificate in Bible Leadership from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; a Certificate of Completion is offered for those outside the LA Archdiocese.  LMU Extension Semester Hours are offered for LA Archdiocese residents and in AL, AR, CT, MN, DC, WI, and participating CA diocese.  Or sign up for Enrichment-Track to participate for your own personal growth.

CBI meets on Zoom from 9AM to 4PM Pacific Time

August 27, 2022:  Bible basics & Catholic principles of biblical interpretation (Fr. Felix Just; CBI Team)

September 17, 2022:  Genesis (Dr. Kathleen O'Connor)

October 15, 2022:  Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy (Dr. Michael Barber)

November 12, 2022:  Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings (Dr. Bronson deVost)

December 10, 2022:  Psalms (Dr. Dianne Bergant)

January 14, 2023:  Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach (Dr. Mark Giszczak)

February 18, 2023:  Isaiah (Fr. Leslie Hoppe)

March 18, 2023:  Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Lamentations (Dr. Anthony Pagliarini)

April 15, 2023:  Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (Dr.  Daniel Smith-Christopher)

May 13, 2023:  Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ruth, Esther (Dr. Jina Kang)

June 17, 2023:  Daniel, 1 & 2 Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Baruch & Judaism in transition (Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher)


Tuition for CBI Old Testament Year is $380.00. Early bird discount of $80 if register by August 26, 2022 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Use discount code CBI80 at checkout.

For further assistance contact:  


Barbara Murphy
Coordinator of Bible Studies