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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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Mentioned in the Bible, But Not Found - Part 4

  • The Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite
  • The Visions of Iddo the Seer
"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?" (2 Chronicles 9:29)
  • The Book of Shemaiah the Prophet
"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." (2 Chronicles 12:15)
"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 13:22)
  • The Book of Jehu
"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 20:34)
  • The Sayings of the Seers
"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 setup his groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers." (2 Chronicles 33:19)
  • The Prophecies of Enoch
Jude quotes from Enoch a little bit, but the source he quoted from is not in the Bible. If the Apostle Jude thought it important enough to read the book of Enoch and then quote from it to others, don't you think it would be beneficial to us in it's entirety as well?

"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
To execute judgement upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him." (Jude 14-15)

Matthew makes reference to a prophesy that Jesus would be a Nazarene (Matthew 2:23), but our current Old Testament has no statement of such.

Much has been lost through the ages, and these are just the books that we know about. How may other writings have there been throughout the ages that were lost to time, that aren't mentioned in the Bible?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That struck me when I was newly introduced to the Church and reading the Holy Bible and saw there were references in later works that are no where to be found. Those are referenced so it is hard to imagine how many plain and precious truths have been taken from the Bible. I feel that the testimony of a Messiah that would die to take away sins is so obscure in the Old Testament with some exceptions such as Isiah that many of these truths may have been taken out of the Bible. After all, if Jesus is the Christ and had to die for our sins and the role of a Prophet is to testify of Christ, should not this be the most evident thing in the Old Testament. I am glad that a couple of the lost Prophets were quoted in the Book of Mormon. I really love the words of Zenock!

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