The Canon of Scripture, Part 2: Enoch and Jubilees

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The canon of Scripture is a settled issue, isn’t it? You’ve got your 66 books total, 39 in the Old Testament (24 by the Jewish counting) and 27 in the New Testament. However, when you do the research, things are not so simple. There are many “other” books claiming to be Scripture, a number of them accepted by various denominations and/or included in various Bibles over the years. Are they Scripture? Or just heretical additions?

In The Canon of Scripture, Part 1: The Apocrypha I established that the books known as the Apocrypha are inspired Scripture.  However, there is a much wider collection of works not included in our Bibles called the “Pseudepigraphia”, which means “false writings”.  Today, I will deal with two books of the Pseudepigraphia in particular:

  • Book of Enoch
  • Book of Jubilees

ENOCH

Of the books not in our canon, the Book of Enoch (also known as…

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