Black Spirituality Religion : The Lost Books of the Bible

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  1. MizLindaLinda

    MizLindaLinda Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There are between eighteen to twenty-four books mentioned in the Bible, but not included. The variation is due to possible double mentions using differing names for the same book.

    Book of the Covenant
    Exodus 24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient.
    There are those that believe the Book of the Covenant is found in Exodus chapters 20 through 23. There are no authoritative sources for this text.

    Book of the Wars of the Lord
    Numbers 21:14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the Lord, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
    Certain sources believe that this is to be found by drawing text from several Old Testament books. There are no authoritative sources for this text.

    Book of Jasher
    Joshua 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is 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.)

    The Manner of the Kingdom / Book of Statutes
    1 Samuel 10:25 Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the Lord. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.

    Book of Samuel the Seer
    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,

    Nathan the Prophet
    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 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 in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?

    Acts of Solomon
    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 book of the acts of Solomon?

    Shemaiah the Prophet
    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 were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.

    Prophecy of Abijah
    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 in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?

    Story of Prophet Iddo
    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.

    Visions of Iddo the Seer
    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 in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?

    Iddo Genealogies
    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 were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.

    Book of Jehu
    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.

    Sayings of the Seers
    2 Chronicles 33:19 His prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.

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

    Book of Gad the Seer
    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,

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

    Epistle to the Ephesians (Missing)
    Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

    Epistle from Laodicea to the Colossians (Missing)
    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.

    Nazarene Prophecy Source
    Matthew 2:23 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

    Acts of Uziah
    2 Chronicles 26:22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.

    The Annals of King David
    1 Chronicles 27:24 Joab son of Zeruiah began to count the men but did not finish. Wrath came on Israel on account of this numbering, and the number was not entered in the book of the annals of King David.

    Jude, the Missing Epistle
    Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
     
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    MizLindaLinda,

    Books of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha are not considered “lost books.” They consist of writings that were not canonized; most of which contain a historical back-drop, which may not be germane to the gospel account. The Bible alludes to this fact itself, without silence, when it speaks of many books.


     
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    I concur with Clyde Coger. If I write a textbook, I may reference another book in a footnote, or include a parenthetical citation. That doesn't mean I endorse everything that happens to be in that book.

    At the same time, there is one thing that makes a book "inspired": it must have God as its primary author. Other books may be true and good--they may even be completely true and completely good. Nevertheless, if the positive charism of divine inspiration was not upon the author when he wrote it, it doesn't belong in a canon of scripture.

    Part of the problem is that never during the time that the Old Testament was being written was any single body of writing defined as "the" canon of Scripture. Not until Jesus handed off his teaching authority to the Apostles did the ability to infallibly recognize and canonize Scripture even exist. Pax!
     
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    delsydebothom,

    Welcome to Destee.com, delsydebothom, its a pleasure to read you; and thanks for the concurrence. In particular, the construction, explaining part of the problem, speaks truth to power.

     
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    Some books out there are written falsely under the titles of some of the Scriptures which were not included, so all be careful and watching. ;)

    And always when seeking interpretation, seek the Father and the Son, in the Spirit and in faith. Also, when come across anything that seems difficult to believe because of its happening and not necessarily because it doesn't match with all else in the Doctrine, remember that many have found it "difficult to believe" what the Son has done for in His sacrifice and His resurrection to salvage us all in His Blood, so be don't be hard hearted, don't be doubtful, but trust.:D
     
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    As Salaam Alaikum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Scripture is scripture and over time people can add and take away from scripture and hide or destroy the original writings of scripture to make what they have written appear true. Since Bible is a collection of Stories one should ask themselves Why did they decide to compile these stories and Who decided what was to be canonized? Also One should understand what the Word version means.
     
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    Of course it was the Roman Catholics who decided what would and could not be included in THEIR bibles, which is different than the Ethiopian bible. The KJV used by the slave traders is based on the Roman canon which of course excludes much of what essentially Ethiopian history. Of course, when enslaving a people you have to erase their history as much as possible and this method was quite effective as evident by some responses to this thread!
     
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