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LOST BOOKS OF THE BIBLE?



Here is a list of fourteen Books of God mentioned in the Bible, but not contained in our canon; or in other words obviously lost books of the Bible.


Joshua 10:13
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is it not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

2 Samuel 1:18
Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.


1 Kings 11:41
And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the acts of Solomon?


1 Chronicles 29:29
Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer.


2 Chronicles 12:15
Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And there wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.

2 Chronicles 13:22
And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.


2 Chronicles 9:29
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?


2 Chronicles 20:34
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Jehu the son of Hanani, who is mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel.


2 Chronicles 33:18, 19
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the Lord God of Israel, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel. His prayer also, and how God was entreated of him, and all his sins, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built upon high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.


1 Corinthians 5:9
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators.


Colossians 4:16
And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.


3 John 1:9
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have preeminence among them, receiveth us not.


Jude 1:14
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.


CONCLUDING COMMENTS

All that is in the Bible is the Word of God!

The Bible may not be all of God’s Words, but the entire Bible is God’s Word. In other words it contains the Word of God, but not everything God ever said or caused to be written.

Most Christians just assume that the Bible contains all of God’s Word. Why? The Bible does not say that it contains all of God’s Word. The assumption is just based on tradition.

Well maybe it is time to face the fact that the New Testament writers had access to Books of Scriptures that we do not have today, which leads to the realization that our Bible is not as complete as it could be.

To take the position that God may have not wanted some of Paul’s epistles to be included in the New Testament is next to asking if God wanted any of Paul’s epistles to be in the New Testament.

But Paul wanted all his letters to be read in every church. Colossians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:15.

Paul and other apostles expected the local churches to swap all of the epistles that they wrote between them.

Also how many times have you run across the phrase in the New Testament “As it is written...” or the likes, and then using an exhaustive concordance or computer you cannot find the quoted reference.

It is just not in the Old Testament. For example Matthew 2:23 says, “And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.”

It seems that there was more than one prophet that prophesied that Jesus would be called a Nazarene, but we just don’t have it in our Bible.

This Scripture may be in one of the lost books or maybe we just don’t understand Matthew’s application of the word “Nazarene”?

Well there is enough material in our Bible to prove the basic tenants of Christianity – man is a sinner – God loves us – Christ came to save us – live holy – etc.

God would probably have to act supernaturally for most church folks to accept any additional books.

But personally I really wish I had these missing books. I would love to read them, wouldn’t you?



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