Are There Really Lost Books of the Bible?
@CM asked in a thread earlier:
“Are there not a number of translations, manuscripts, and KJV editions around? Do we have all the words of Jesus, his acts, and the disciples recorded, in the Christian Bible? Are there not lost books of kings and judges of the OT? In short, are there writers and books mentioned in the Christian Bible that don't exist”?
Jan responded the last part of my (CM's) question:
“Are there not lost books of kings and judges of the OT? In short, are there writers and books mentioned in the Christian Bible that don't exist”?
To the above he (Jan) said:
“Sure. Book of Jubilees etc. Again, the Bible makes no claim that it is the preserved copy of a heavenly manuscript. The Bible clearly identifies most of its human authors, and claims that the words were inspired by the Holy Spirit. There's no contradiction to that claim...”
Really, Jan, "Book of Jubilees etc., lost books of the Bible? If not what are the lost books?
Several other questions beg to be answered:
- Do these lost books have any bearing on man's salvation?
- Approximately, how many lost books are there?
- Do we know who the writers were?
- What are the chances any of the lost books found would become a part of the Canon?
- One wonders, if these lost books contain prophecy or any words of Jesus?
- Are the names of any of these lost books are known?
How much of the lost do we know? CM