When the World Almost Ended

The end of the world.  A topic largely reserved for sci-fi movies (such as Deep Impact and Armageddon - both excellent films, by the way) and Biblical prophecy (especially the Book of Revelation). However, the end of the world has almost happened numerous times in recent history, from the 1800s until the present - from … Continue reading When the World Almost Ended

Rogue One and the Last Jedi

Welcome to the 20th edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts.  Last fortnight, I reviewed Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).  This fortnight, I'm reviewing: Rogue One (2016), rated M for science fiction violence Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017), rated M for science fiction violence Those are the Australian … Continue reading Rogue One and the Last Jedi

The Canon of Scripture, Part 2: Enoch and Jubilees

J-M's History Corner

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


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

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