I beleive the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated, copied, and interpreted correctly. In the course of my studies of the Bible, I've discovered that it has a long and convoluted history. So, these are my discoveries and my musings of Christian history and doctrines.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Mentioned in the Bible, But Not Found - Part 3

  • The Book of the Wars of the Lord
"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,
And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwellings of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab." (Numbers 21:14-15)
  • The Book of Jasher
"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." (Joshua 10:13)
"(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)" (2 Samuel 1:18)
  • The Acts of Solomon
"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?" (1 Kings 11:41)
  • The Book of Samuel the Seer
  • The Book of Nathan the Prophet
  • The Book of Gad the Seer

"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,
With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries." (1 Chronicles 29:29)
Who can say for sure that these books did not contain anything worthwhile or for our benefit. Solomon was so famous for his great wisdom that people came from all over the known world to hear him. Wouldn't that wisdom be as useful now as it was then? Did Nathan, Samuel, Gad, being seers and prophets write their prophecies and the things that they saw as "seers" (one who sees) in addition to the acts of David? If so, what? Wouldn't it be important for us to know?

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