The Canon of Scripture, Part 6: The Lost Book of Ezekiel

"Now Neco, king of Egypt, raised an army, and marched to the river Euphrates, in order to fight with the Medes and Babylonians, who had overthrown the dominion of the Assyrians, for he had a desire to reign over Asia.  Now when he was come to the city Mendes, which belonged to the kingdom of … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 6: The Lost Book of Ezekiel

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The Feast of Purim

My 4th consecutive day of blogging!  That's gotta be a record.  Anyway, today (for me) is the first day of the two-day Feast of Purim.  You can see my schedule in my post Feast Calendar.  I explain my calendar in my post Yom Teruah - The Feast of Trumpets. The origin of Purim is described … Continue reading The Feast of Purim

The Canon of Scripture, Part 5: The Other Books of Enoch

It's been a while since I've last published a Canon of Scripture article.  For those who haven't read them, here are the 4 previous ones: The Apocrypha Enoch and Jubilees Jasher The Other Books of Baruch OK, so now that we're up to date, let's look at 3 more books not included in out Protestant … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 5: The Other Books of Enoch

The Canon of Scripture, Part 4: The Other Books of Baruch

[Note: I am rebooting this series to always include links to the texts discussed, whether or not I accept them.  The previous three articles have had these links added.] 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) … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 4: The Other Books of Baruch

The Canon of Scripture, Part 3: Jasher

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 … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 3: Jasher

The Canon of Scripture, Part 2: Enoch and Jubilees

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 … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 2: Enoch and Jubilees