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Discussion in 'Bible Study Forum' started by rockytopva, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. rockytopva

    rockytopva Well-Known Member Encounter Team

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    If there were 77 books of the bible they may have included....

    1. The Book of Enoch - Bible Gateway passage: Jude 14 - King James Version
    2. Chronicles of the Kings of Israel - Bible Gateway passage: 1 Kings 16:5 - King James Version
    3. The book of Samuel the Seer - Bible Gateway passage: 1 Chronicles 29:29 - King James Version
    4. The book of Nathan the Prophet - Bible Gateway passage: 2 Chronicles 9:29 - King James Version
    5. The Gospel according to Thomas
    6. Other epistles of Paul as he once said, "I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:" - 1 Corinthians 5:9 Indicating, that he had written other epistles that did not make it into the Bible.
     
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    Marymog Well-Known Member

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    I get the gist of what you are saying however even though Paul more than likely did write other letters they were not necessarily God breathed which means they would not be included in the Bible or considered Scripture.

    My two cents worth....Mary
     
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    No. More like 51.
     
  4. CharismaticLady

    CharismaticLady Well-Known Member

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    I like where you are going with this as I've thought that 66 books was more the number of man (6), the God (7). Even 70 would be better as that is divisible by 7, the key. And I have long held that the Epistle of Barnabas is the missing book of the New Testament, making the 27 NT books 28. 4 X 7 = 28.

    In the Old Testament when counting books, some things to remember are the Jews had the 12 minor prophets as one book. (Hosea through Malachi). Also they didn't have Esther because the name of God was not in it.
     
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    rockytopva Well-Known Member Encounter Team

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    Epistle of Barnabas! I didn't think of that one!
     
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    That could be true, as Paul, himself, admits that not every verse in a canonical book is God breathed.
     
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    It is wonderful!!!
     
  8. Enoch111

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    This is totally incorrect. Esther has always been a part of the Hebrew Canon. It is one of the five scrolls or Megilloth (Megillot) and those are Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. And these five scrolls are a part of the section known as Kethubim (Ketuvim) which means *Writings* but is called *Psalms* (which is the first of 11 books in this section).

    And the reason I said that the total number should be 51 is because there are only 24 books in the Hebrew Canon. Add 27 and you get 51. Had all the translators followed the same order as in the Hebrew Canon, our OT would correspond to the Tanakh. The Septuagint included all the non-canonical books of the Apocrypha, and they were never a part of the Tanakh. It also split up the books in the Hebrew Bible.
     
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    5 Books of the Psalms, total book count, 70.
     
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    Good to know about Esther. I've always heard it wasn't. I wonder why they said that. Was there a previous Jewish compilation of books prior to the Tanakh?
     
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    The Old and New EACH have to be divisible by 7, so 70 wouldn't work.
     
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    Who came up with that rule?

    Stranger
     
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    Alice in Wonderland is a beautiful book. Perhaps that should be added also. There are so many other 'good' books we could add to the Bible. If we just added all of the Apocryphal books both Old and New Testament it would be wonderful. Because, the more the merrier.

    Plus, we should add 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to the Scripture. Such a glorious man and cause. It had to be of God.

    I can't wait to buy a new Bible. But, I need to go to Home Depot first and get a new wheelbarrow to carry it.

    Stranger
     
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    Dr. Ivan Panin
     
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    Alice in Wonderland was written by a pedophile. I think we can safely say it should not be added. LOL

    I love @rockytopva 's open mind. He is a seeker. I don't like the RCC telling me what is canonical in the New Testament, especially during the age of Pergamos when they added many pagan rituals to Christianity.
     
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    Should the books of the bible been more like 77?



    Nah! Any way you slice it, ...It is just ONE book... ✟ ♥︎
     
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    Good one!

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    When did he write that? All that I can recall was 2 Timothy 3:16 which says the opposite.

    "Inspired of God" < "God-breathed"
     
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    Every "scripture" is God-breathed. Paul was Spirit-filled and when he wrote, he knew what was inspired, and what was his own advice but not inspired, and told us what was a commandment of God.
     
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    He is a little late to determine canonicity or the methods of determination.

    Stranger
     
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