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The Lost Books of the Bible 2

 A Partial List


The Holy Bible is only about 5% of all scriptures ever written. In fact, it only contains Books that were Canonized.  Please see the Chapter pertaining to the Canonization procedure.  There were over 80,000 stones, writing and scrolls that first fathers used to collate the bible together. The following are those books left out of the Bible for one reason or other.  You may use the Internet to locate most of the books listed.


There are those that cling to a singular view of all things biblical.  If it is not in the King James Bible exactly the way he had it translated, it is a fake, a forgery, or an insidious plot by Satan to corrupt the minds of men.  Those works referenced here are not mentioned in the Bible but are associated with it.  All, of course, are controversial to some, but authenticity is an individual decision.  Anything else is, in any case, intellectual censorship.   It should be noted that the references linked in this section are random and individual research must be done on all the books. 


We have compiled a list of over 500 books that have been associated with the Bible either through archeological research or historical documentation.  There is no guarantee that the books listed here are inspired works, or genuine books actually included in original versions of writings used by, and considered true by the Early Christian Church.  We do not list any books believed to be written after the corruption of doctrine by the Universal Church established by the Emperor Constantine in the Fourth Century AD.  





Abercius, Inscription of

Abgarus, King of Edessa and the Epistle of Jesus Christ      

Abraham, Book of

Abraham, Testament of

Acts of A King

Adam, The Book of

Adam, The Apocalypse of, (Revelation of)

Adam and Eve, The Books of, The Latin Translation

Adam and Eve, Life of, The Slavonic Translation  

Adam and Eve, Life of, the Greek Translation    

Adam and Eve, The First Book of  

Adam and Eve, The Second Book of 

Adam and Eve, An Electronic Edition

Addeus the Apostle, The Teachings of 

Against the Heresies 

Ages of The World, The


Ahikar, Grand Vizier of Assyria, The Story of     


Andrew, Acts and Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle   

Andrew, Gospel of

Andrew and Matthew, The Acts of

Andrew and Matthias, Acts of   

Andrew, Other Books

Anointing, On the

Apelles, Gospel of

Apocalypsis Mosis


Apollonius, Acts of

Apostles, Acts of the  2

Apostles, The Teachings of the

Apostles, The Epistle of the

Apostrophe to Zion

Archangel Michael And King Zedekiah, The

Archons, The Hypostasis of the

Aristeas, The Letter of  

Aristides, Apology of

Aristo of Pella




Assorted Manuscripts

The Astronomical Book

Athenagoras of Athens

Athanasius: On the Incarnation 

Athenagoras of Athens, A Plea For the Christians

Athenagoras of Athens, On The Resurrection of the Dead

Augustine, The Writings of

Authoritative Teaching 





Baptism A, On the

Baptism B, On the

Baptismal Ligurgy, A


Baralâm Yewâsef

Barnabas, The Acts of

Barnabas, The Epistle of  

Barnabas, Gospel of 

Bartholomew, the Apostle

Bartholomew, Gospel of

Bartholomew, Martyrdom of

Baruch, The Fourth Book of, Paraleipomena Jeremiou

Basilides, The Gospel of

Book of Hymns, The




Carpus, Acts of


Calendrical Document, (Mishmarot)


Celsus: Fragments from Origen

Celsus' View of Christians and Christianity

Celsus on Christianity   

Cernithus, Gospel of

Cernithus, Revelation of

Chosen One, The

Christ and Abgarus, The Letters of

Christ Epistle by the Manichees

Christ Hymn Taught to Disciples

Christian Sibyllines

City of God, The

Claudius Apollinaris

Clement I

Clement II

Clement of Alexandria

Clement to James, The Epistle of

Clement, Letters to Corinth  

Clement, The Recognitions of

Clementine, The Homilies

Cleodemus Malchus

Colossians, Epistle from Laodicea to the

Community Rule

Copper Scroll, The

Corinth, Epistle to

Creator, Hymn to the

Cyprian, The Writings of




Daniel and Susanna

Daniel, The Vision of

Damascus Document, The, See: Zadokite Work, Fragments of a

David, The Annals of King

David, Apocryphal Psalms of

Demetrius the Chronographer




Dionysius of Corinth

Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth

Divine-Throne Chariot, The

The Book of Dream Visions

Dura-Europos Gospel Harmony




Egerton Gospel

Ebionites, Gospel of the

Egyptians, Gospel of the

Elchasai, Book of

Elchasar, Book of

Eldad and Modad

Elijah, The Apocalypse of

Encratites, Gospel of the

Enoch (Ethiopic Apocalypse of Enoch)

Enoch, Secrets of

Enoch (Slavonic Book of the Secrets of Enoch)

Enoch (Another Version)

Enoch And The Watchers

The Epistle of Enoch

Giants, The Book of, (Attributed to Enoch)

Epistle of Adrian in behalf of the Christians

Epistle of Antoninus to the Common Assembly of Asia

Ephesians 2

Ephraim of Syria`s Hymn Against Bar-Daisan

Ephraim of Syria`s The Pearl: Seven Hymns on the Faith

Epiphanes On Righteousness

Epistula Apostolorum

Esra, Fifth Book of

Esra, Sixth Book of

Esdras, The Revelation of

Esther, The Remaning Chapters of

Eucharist A, On the

Eucharist B, On the

Eugnostos the Blessed

Eupolemus, Pseudo-

Eve, Gospel of

Exhortation Based On The Flood


Ezekiel, Apocryphon of

Ezekiel the Tragedian

Ezra, Greek Apocalypse of

Ezra, Questions of   

Ezra, Fourth Book of  (See The Second Book of Esdras in The Apocryphal Books)




Fayyum Fragment

Flavius Josephus

Formulary of Blessing, A





Book of Gad the Seer (I Chron. 29:29)


Galen, On the Natural Faculties

Galen, Exhortation to the Study of the Arts, Especially Medicine

Galen, On Diagnosis in Dreams

Genesis, Commentaries on

Genesis and Exodus, A Reworking of

Giants, The Book of, (Attributed to Enoch)

Gilgamesh Epic, The Flood Narrative From the

Gospel of Truth




Hebrews, Gospel of (Hebrews 2)


Helkesaites, Book of the


Heresies, Against the


Hesychius, False Gospels of the

Hippolytus of Rome

Hosea Commentary

Hymn Of The Initiants, A

Hymns of Triumph





Ignatius, The Epistles of

In Praise of Wisdom

Infancy Gospel, Arabic

Infancy Gospel of James and  HERE  

Infancy Gospel of Thomas Greek Text

Infancy Gospel of Thomas Greek Text B   

Infancy Gospel of Thomas Latin Text

Infancy Gospel of Thomas, Jesus at Five Years

Infancy, The Gospel of Pseudo Matthew

Ignatius of Antioch

Inheritance of The Firstborn, The Messiah of David, The

Invitation to Grace After Meals

Irenaeus of Lyons

Isaiah, Ascension of

Isaiah, The  Martyrdom of


Israel And The Holy Land




Jacob, Ladder of

Jacob, Prayer of

Jacob, The Vision of

James, Secret Book of

Jannes and Jambres


Book of Jasher (Josh. 10:13; II Sam. 1:18)

James, The First Apocalypse of

James, The Second Apocalypse of 

James, The Apocryphon of

James, Book of, The Gospel of, Protevangelion

James, The Gospel of

Jesus Christ, The Sophia of

Jesus, Epistle to Peter and Paul  Available

Jesus, The New Sayings of

Jeremiah, Letter of

Jeu, Books of

Job, Testament of

Job, Targum of

Jonathan, Prayer for King

John, The Acts of 

John, The Acts of, Excerpt from the Mystery of Cross

John, The Apocryphon of 

John, The Book of, Concerning the Death of Mary

John the Evangelist

John the Theologian, The Revelation of

Joseph of Arimathaea and Aseneth

Joseph of  Arimathaea, The Narrative of

Joseph the Carpenter, The History of

Jubilees,   Book of

Judas Iscariot, Gospel of

Jude, Gospel of

Julius Cassianus

Justin Martyr

Justin Martyr, First Apology

Justin Martyr, Second Apology

Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho

Justin Martyr, Fragments from the Lost Writings of Justin

Justin Martyr, Hortatory Address to the Greeks

Justin Martyr, On the Sole Government of God

Justin Martyr, On the Resurrection

Justin Martyr, Discourse to the Greeks




Kerygmata Petrou

Kings, The Third Book of

Kings, The Fourth Book of

Knowledge, The Interpretation of




Laodiceans, The Epistle to

Last Days: A Commentary on Selected Verses

Letter of the Law : Ordinances, The

Lentitus, Acts of the Apostle

Leontius, Acts of the Apostle

Leucius, Acts of the Apostle

Leuthon, Acts of the Apostle


Litany Of The Angels

Liturgical Calendar, A

Liturgy, A

Lord, Gospel of the

Lucian of Samosata

Lucian of Samosata, Alexander the False Prophet

Lucian of Samosata, The Passing of Peregrinus  

Lucianus, The False Gospels  




Maccabees, Third Book of   

Maccabees, Fourth Book of   


Manasseh, The Prayer of

Maniclees, Acts of the Apostles used by

Marcion, Gospel of the Lord  and HERE

Mara Bar Serapion  

Marcionite, Anti-Prologues

Marcus Aurelius  

Marcus Aurelius to the Senate, Epistle of

Mark, The Secret Gospel of

Martyrdom of the Holy Martyrs

Mary, Excerpts From Gospel of

Mary, The Gospel of the Nativity of


Mary of Bethany, (Magdalene), The Gospel of

Mary, The Passing of 

Matthew, The Acts and Martyrdom of

Matthew, The Martyrdom of

Matthias, Book of

Mathetes to Diognetus, Epistle of

Matthias, Gospel of   

Matthias, Traditions of 

Maximus of Jerusalem  

Meditation on Israel's History


Melchizedek, The Coming of

Merinthus, Gospel of

Melito of Sardis

Michael, Words of

Montanist Anonymous Anti-

Morning Hymn

Moses, The Assumption Of, The Testament Of

Moses, Book of

Moses, The Sixth Book of

Moses, The Seventh Book of   

Moses, The Revelation of

Moses, The Words of

Muratorian Canon  




Naassene Fragment

Nabonindus, The Healing of King     

Nahum Commentary

Book of Nathan the Prophet (I Chron. 29:29)

Narrative of Zosimus Concerning the Life of the Blessed, The

Nazarenes, Gospel According to the 

Nazarene Prophecy Source

Nazoreans ,Gospel of the

New Jerusalem

Nicodemus, The Gospel of Acts of Pilate

Nicodemus, The Gospel of Acts of Pilate II    

Norea, The Thought of





Octavius of Minucius Felix

Ophite Diagrams



Origin of the World, On the


Osee The Prophecy of  

Oxyrhynchus 840 Gospel

Oxyrhynchus 1224 Gospel






Parable of the Bountiful Tree, The

The Book of Parables

Paralipomenon, The First Book of  

Paralipomenon, The Second Book of  

Passion Narrative

Passion of the Scillitan Martyrs

Patriarchs, Lives of The

Patriarchs, Tales of the

Paul, Acts of

Paul, Apocalypse of

Paul, Coptic Apocalypse of

Paul, The Prayer of the Apostle  

Paul, Revelation of

Paul and Seneca, The Correspondence of,

Paul and Thecla, Acts of

Paul, The Vision of

Perfect Mind,  The Thunder

Perfection, Gospel of 

Perpetua and Felicitas,  Acts of

Perpetua, The Story of

Peter, Acts of

Peter, Additional Acts of

Peter and Andrew, The Acts of

Peter, The Apocalypse of  

Peter Doctrine of   

Peter, Gospel of

Peter to James, The Epistle of

Peter, Judgement of   

Peter, Lost Gospel   

Peter and Paul, The Acts of  

Peter and Paul, Preachings of  

Peter to Philip, Letter of

Peter, The Apocalypse of (Fragment)  

Peter, The Last Gospel

Peter, The Lost Gospel According to  

Peter, Coptic Apocalypse of

Peter, Preaching of

Peter, The Revelation of

Peter and the Twelve Apostles, The Acts of


Philip, The Acts of

Phillip, Additions to the Acts of

Philip, The Gospel of

Philip, Journeyings of the Apostle

Philippians 2


Phylactery (Tefillin) Scroll

Pilate, Acts of

Pilate, Letters of

Herod to Pilate

Pilate to Herod

Pilate to Tiberius 1

Pilate to Tiberius 2

Pilate to Augustus Caesar

Pilate, The Trial and Condemnation of

The Death of Pilate

Pontius Pilate,  The Giving Up of


Pistis Sophia

Pistis Sophia, Excerpts from  

Pistis Sophia, First Book

Pistis Sophia, Second Book

Plea for Deliverance

Plea For Grace

Pliny the Younger

Polycrates of Ephesus

Polycarp, Martyrdom of

Polycarp to the Philippians

Power, The Concept of Our Great

Prayer for Intercession

Prayer of Praise

Priestly Service

Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite (II Chron. 9:29)

Prophets, The Lives of the

Protevangelion 2nd Century, The

Proverbs, A Collection of

Psalms, Commentary on

Psalms:Dead Sea Scroll


Ptolemy, Commentary on The Gospel Of John Prologue

Ptolemy's Letter to Flora




Q, Gospel referred to by the letter




Rechabites, The History of the

Redemption and Resurrection

Resurrection, Treatise on the

Reworked Pentateuch

Rheginos, The Epistle to


Ritual Purity Laws




Saviour, The Avenging of the

Savior, Dialogue of the

Savior, Gospel of the

Scillitan Martyrs, Passion of the

Scythianus, Gospel of

Secret of The Way Things Are, The

Secrets, The Book of  

Sedrach, Apocalypse of

Seleucus, The Acts of the Apostles  

Serapion of Antioch

Seth, Revelation of Adam`s Origin   

Seth, The  Second Treatise of the Great   

Seth, The Three Steles of

Sextus, The Sentences of

Shem, The Paraphrase of

Shemaiah the Prophet

Shepherd of Hermas

Signs Gospel

Silvanus, The Teachings of

Simon Cephas, The Teaching of


Book of the Acts of Solomon (I Kgs. 11:41)

Solomon, Odes of   

Solomon, Psalms of

Solomon, Testament of

Solomon, The Wisdom of

Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice

Sophia of Jesus Christ

Sophonias ,The Prophecy of

Soul, The Exegesis on the

Stephen, Revelation of



Syriac Apocrypha

Syriac Menander

Scythianus, Gospel of






Tatian's Address to the Greeks

Temple as Described In The Temple Scroll, The


Thaddaeus, The Acts of 

Thaddaeus, The Gospel of

Thanksgiving, The Prayer of


Theodotus, Excerpts of

Theophilus of Antioch

Theophilus of Antioch, Book 1

Theophilus of Antioch, Book 2

Theophilus of Antioch, Book 3

Theophilus of Caesarea

Thomas, Acts of 

Thomas, Apocalypse of

Thomas the Contender, The Book of

Thomas, The Consummation of

Thomas , Gospel of

Thomas, Secret Gospel

Three Patriarchs, Testaments of the 

Titan, The Gospel of 

Tongues of Fire

Torah Precepts


Treasures, The Cave of

Treatise on the Resurrection

Trimorphic Protennoia

Tripartite Tractate, The  

Twelve Apostles, Gospel of

Twelve Patriarchs, Testaments of the

Two Ways, The




Uziah, Acts of




Valentinian Exposition


Visions of Iddo the Seer (II Chron. 9:29)

Victor I

Vienna and Lyons, Letter from

Virgin, The Apocalypse of the

Vision of the Son of God, A




War Rule

Wars of the Jews

Book of the Wars of the Lord (Num. 21:14)

War Scroll, The

The Book of the Watchers

Wiles of the Wicked Woman, 

The Wisdom Text


X, Y and Z


Zadokite Work, Fragments of a

Zion, Apostrophe to

Zion, A Lament for



Other Books




The Wisdom of Solomon



1-2 Maccabees

Additions to Daniel

1 Enoch

2 Esdras

Assumption of Moses

Gospel According to the Egyptians

Gospel According to the Hebrews

Traditions of Matthias

The Didache

1 Clement



The Preaching of Peter

The Apocalypse of Peter

Additions to Daniel

1 Baruch

3 Baruch


Assumption of Moses

The Apocalypse of Elijah

The Ascension of Isaiah

Jannes and Jambres

Prayer of Joseph

Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

1 Esdras

2 Esdras



Additions to Esther

Wisdom of Solomon

Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach, or Sira


The Letter of Jeremiah

The Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men (addition to Daniel)

Susanna (Daniel)

Bel and the Dragon (Daniel)

The Prayer of Manasseh

1 Maccabees

2 Maccabees

The Book of the Wars of Yahweh Numbers 21:14

The Book of the Just (Jashar) Joshua 10:13

The Annals of King David 1 Chronicles 27:24

More about David written by Nathan the prophet; a book by Samuel the Seer (not 1-2 Samuel), and a book by Gad the Seer. 1 Chron. 29:29

A biography of Solomon in the history of Nathan the prophet; Visions of Iddo the seer 2 Chronicles 9:29

The Annals of the Kings of Israel 1 Kings 14:19, 2 Chron. 33: 18; cf. 2 Chron. 20:34

The Annals of the Kings of Judah 1 Kings 14:29, 15:7

The Acts of Solomon 1 Kings 11:41

Histories written by Shemaiah the prophet, and by Iddo the seer 2 Chron. 12:15

Iddo's History of Judah 2 Chron. 13:22

Annals of Jehu son of Hanani 2 Chron. 20:34

An unknown and untitled work of Isaiah 2 Chron. 26:22

An unknown lament for Josiah by Jeremiah 2 Chron. 35:25

Wisdom of Solomon Later part of the first

century B.C. Describes the benefits of wisdom and the joys that

accompany righteous living, as well as punishments for the wicked.


Sirach 180 B.C. Very similar to the biblical Book of Proverbs, it includes

moral ethical maxims, proverbs, songs of praise, theological

and philosophical reflections on life, and customs of the day.


Tobit 180 B.C. Tobit a righteous Israelite living in Nineveh, is an example to

the rest of the captives even in the midst of the great

adversities. Tobit becomes blind and prays to God to

restore his sight. At the same time in Media, Sarah, Tobit’s

niece, prays to God for deliverance form the demon

Asmodeus. God sends an angel named Raphael to deliver

them both.


Judith 150 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar sends Holofernes to punish the people

west of Babylon for their insubordination. The people of

Judea pray to God for help; in answer Judith beguiles

Holofernes, getting him thoroughly drunk, and then

decapitates him.


I Esdras (3 Esdras) Second to First Century


Begins abruptly by describing the reinstitution of Passover

by King Josiah in Jerusalem about 622/621 B.C. and

continues to Ezra’s reforms about 458 B.C. but the majority

of the book emphasizes Ezra’s reforms.


I Maccabees

Latter part of the second

century B.C.

Covers Judean history from the accession of Antiochus IV

(Epiphanies) in about 175 B.C. to the reign of John

Hyrcanus I (134-104 B.C.)


2 Maccabees End of the second century

to beginning of the first

century B.C.

Covers Jewish history from the time of the high priest Onias

III and the Syrian King Seleucus IV (c. 180 B.C.) to the

defeat of Nicanor’s army (c. 161 B.C.)


Baruch Second to First Century


Claims to be a letter sent from Baruch to Jerusalem to be

read on a feast day as a confession of their sin. (1:14)


Epistle of Jeremiah Third to First Century B.C. Letter from Jeremiah to Jewish captives, soon to be taken to

Babylon, describing the folly of idolatry.


2 Esdras (4 Esdras) First Century A.D. Apocalyptic book dealing with the problem of why an all

powerful, loving God allows great evils to befall mankind.

The reason is man’s sinfulness.


Additions to the

book of Ester

latter part of second to

first century B.C.

The six additions to the Greek text of Esther were

apparently introduced to highlight the religious aspect of the

story that the author thought was lacking.


Prayer of Azariah

and Song of the

Three Young Men

Second to first century


Before being thrown into the fiery furnace (Dan. 3:23).

Abednego (Azariah in Hebrew) prayed, asking God to bring

glory to his name though this ordeal. It was followed by the

song of the three young men who sang praise and glory to



Susanna Second to first century


Susanna is tried and found guilty because of the lies told by

two elders of Israel. Daniel however, has a vision form God

and comes to the rescue.


Bel and the Dragon Second to first century


Daniel outwits the priests of Bel and shows that their great

stature of Bel, the patron deity of Babylon, was a worthless

idol. Next, Daniel kills a dragon that the Babylonians

believed was a god. Daniel is thrown into the lion’s den, but

on the seventh day is removed and his enemies are thrown



Prayer of Manasseh Second to first century B.C.

2 Chronicles 33:10-13 says Manasseh prayed to God while

in captivity and asked forgiveness for his many sins. This

work supposedly records this prayer.



Type of work Name

Legendary 1. The Book of Jubilee

2. The Letter of Aristeas

3. The Book of Adam and Eve

4. The Martyrdom of Isaiah

Apocalyptic 1. 1 Enoch

2. The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs

3. The Sibylline Oracle

4. The Assumption of Moses

5. 2 Enoch, or the Book of the Secrets of Enoch

6. 2 Baruch, or the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch

7. 3 Baruch, or the Greek Apocalypse of Baruch

Didatical 1. 3 Maccabees

2. 4 Maccabees

3. Pirke Aboth

4. The Story of Ahikar

Poetical 1. The Psalms of Solomon

2. Psalm 151

Historical 1. The Fragment of a Zadokite Work