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 Lost Books of the Bible?

There are a few other books that some have questioned as being “lost books of the Bible” simply because they are quoted once or twice. Remember that, in Acts 17:28, Paul quoted heathen poets.

Certainly, no one claims that heathen poets were a missing part of the scriptures, but the logic that some employ is equally without basis. Paul quoted certain religionists who condemned Cretians as always being liars in Titus 1:12-13. This does not mean he sanctioned that statement along with anything else they may have said as worthy of being canonized.

The following are some of the so-called “lost books” of the Old Testament:

When writers compile information in order to complete part of a bigger picture, every source that contributes any given part of the big picture may not be relevant in its entirety. Even though the sources may be completely reliable and accurate, they may not be a part of the bigger picture that God is guiding the writer or prophet to communicate.

During the time that Samuel conducted his “company of the prophets,” part of their duties would have had to include the recording of events and compiling of accounts from sources written previously.

Many isolated accounts were combined into a unified bigger picture in documenting the flow of historical events. This would have applied to Elijah as he conducted the schools of the prophets at a later point in time. God allowed such servants to document not only the history in general, but also many accounts in which God dealt with individuals, kings and entire nations.

When servants such as Isaiah or Ezra later canonized the accounts into larger works, they mainly compiled other existing works into a larger unified flow of history. So these servants and prophets actually built upon the labor of previous servants.

Some of the books listed above could have been drafts that God inspired for later servants to contribute to the bigger picture. This being the case, God would only cause the final product to be canonized, not every draft in the stages of development.

Those who question the ability of God to preserve the Hebrew Scriptures or the Greek New Testament fail to realize that this is something that He has carefully engineered and brought to pass. Only those who stand in awe of God’s power to preserve His Word will avoid being washed away in a sea of doubt.

After having proven all things (I Thes. 5:21), including God’s ability to preserve the complete Bible, we are able to confidently trust God when He makes an unequivocal promise.

Almighty God plainly states, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away” (Matt. 24:35). We must all grow to the point that we can take God at His word—and believe Him!


The Lost Books of the Bible

                                                                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