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Are There Lost Books of the Bible?

We have long understood that the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament and the twenty-seven books of the New Testament make up God’s complete revelation to man. The Bible does mention other ancient books, however. Joshua 10: 13 says, “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?” Among the other books mentioned are the acts of Solomon (I Kgs. 14:11), the books of Nathan the prophet and Gad the seer (I Chron. 29:29), and the books of Shemaiah the prophet and Iddo the seer (2 Chron. 12:15). Even more interestingly, Paul mentions a previous epistle: “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators” (I Cor. 5:9). Was the epistle telling them not to keep company with fornicators in the original 1 Corinthians? Continue reading