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The Lost Books of the Bible

The Lost Books of the Bible



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Published by: Minister Jacqueline Gordon on Sep 04, 2008
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The Lost Books of the Bible
Intro &
My Conjecture:
Are there really lost books of the Bible? Why are they lost? Who got rid of them? Whyisn't the Apocrypha added to the Protestant Bible? Does Apocryphal literature holdsecrets? Does it shed light on Canonized Biblical text? So many questions.The Bible is a collection of 39 Old Testament manuscripts that pre-date Christ and 27 New Testament manuscripts that post-date Christ. As also with the Pseudepigrapha &Apocrypha manuscripts, some pre-date Christ and some post-date him.Anyone interested in history or the Bible will find these texts very interesting. Several of these texts have blatant contradictions to canonized scripture. Some of them giveinteresting insights into briefly mentioned accounts of canonized scripture. It is probably best to see Apocryphal literature as insightful but not "ordained." Just as I can personallywrite my views concerning scripture or what God has shown me through mycircumstances, my writings are not God's official words yet they are influenced by HisHoly Spirit in my life and my understanding of the Truth. I see it as similar to theApocryphal text. They can have important historical and theological bearing however they must not be seen as God's official words because of the uncertainty and because of some contradictions in some of the texts.God is in control of His Holy Word, the Bible. He is also in control of history. At times,He reveals things to only a certain group of people. At times He reveals things to all people. However, the most important thing that He has not hidden from us is the thingthat we should be most concerned about: The Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is interesting toresearch about things relating to scripture and history, however, we should never lose our focus on why we even have "scripture"...it is to point us to Jesus.
An Introduction
 The following text is taken from:www.bibleufo.com
When the origins of the Catholic Church began to emerge in the 4thCentury AD, it was under the guidance of the Emperor Constantine. Constantinebegan a centuries long effort to eliminate any book in the original Bible that wasconsidered unacceptable to the new doctrine of the church. At that time, it isbelieved there were approximately 600 books that compromised the work wenow know as the Bible. Through a series of decisions made by the early church
leadership, all but 79 of those books, known as the King James Version, werepurged from the work.For the faithful, who believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God, it isgenerally believed that King James received the entire Bible and simplytranslated it into the English language. Nothing could be further from the truth.The books he undertook to translate had been chosen centuries earlier by churchleaders as the only books acceptable to what they had determined was to be thedoctrine and practice of the church. In careful consideration of the fact that thechurch leaders have changed almost every doctrine and practice of the firstchurch inspired by the Holy Spirit, it is doubtful this purging of hundreds of bookswas done by the inspiration of God.We claim no expertise concerning the authenticity of any the lost booksand leave this judgment to the reader. We do, however, strongly reject the self-proclaimed authority of any dogmatically motivated and church-controlled mortalswho think themselves qualified to make such decisions. One of the most logicaland realistic concepts in the Bible is the caution that one should prove all things.We believe that proving the veracity of a given thing is an individualresponsibility which must not, and should not, be the duty of those who thinkthey are better judges.
The 13 books known as the Apocrypha which were also in the original KingJames translation but were removed at the Synod of Dordrecht in 1619.
Besides the Apocryphal books eliminated from the Bible used by ProtestantChurch there are 23 other books mentioned in scripture, which do not appear inthe Bible.
The known books removed from the original Bible since the 4th century AD.
The anomalies connecting theApocryphato the Authorized King James Bibleand the advanced technology of the Elohiym.
The Lost Books of the Bible contain the same aerial anomalies, beings andpeople flying up into the sky, and enigmatic events as the King James Bible.
The anomalies found in the lost books by category.
Old Testament Apocryphal Writings
The term "
" comes from a Greek word meaning "hidden" or "secret" andthe books were originally considered by the early church as too exalted to be available tothe general public. As time progressed, the exalted nature of the books was lost and the books were deemed by some as false. Between the Book of Malachi and Matthew there isa gap of approximately 450 years. It is these books that fill that gap and in the time of Christ, these books formed part of the Septuagint Greek Bible which was in circulation atthat time.What is missing from most Bibles, and our understanding of it, is what happened inthat 450 year gap. Prophets were still writing and reflecting on life in the Holy Land rightup until the Romans destroyed the temple of Jerusalem in 70 AD. The world that Jesusentered in 4 BC is not the world that Daniel and Malachi experienced. One of the valuesof these books is how they reflect the mindset of Judaism and a Roman world that the New Testament writers faced. Malachi and Daniel leave us in Persia; Matthew brings usinto a Roman world. The Apocrypha bridges that gap and gently nudges us into thereality of Roman Palestine. It was only in the fourth century AD that Christians firststarted to question the “canonicity” of the works although most survived to be included inthe King James translation of the Bible in 1611.
The Apocryphal, Or Deuterocanonical Books
The Prayer of Azariah, Song of Three Jews, (from Daniel)
Bel and the Dragon (in Daniel)
The Book of Baruch
First Book of Esdras
Second Book of Esdras,
The Greek Additions to Esther 
The Epistle of Jeremiah
Wisdom of Jesus' son Sirach, Ecclesiasticus
The Book of Judith
First Book of Maccabees
Second Book of Maccabees
Third Book of Maccabees
Fourth Book of Maccabees
The Prayer of Manasseh
Psalm 151
The Wisdom of Solomon
The Book of Susanna, (in Daniel)
The Book of Tobit
Books Mentioned, But Not Found,
In The Bible

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