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Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Bound4Glory, Jan 17, 2005.
Did King James Leave some Books out of the Bible, about Jesus?
In this context, what does "King James" mean?
If "King James" means the person King James I,
then this isn't worth dicussing.
The King had no relation to choosing the
books that belonged to the canon.
If "King James" refers to the Bible translation,
this topic is in the wrong place.
Ed, I think this is in the wrong place, but I also think this question just might (maybe not) have come about due to last nights airing of the Da Vinci Code revealed on the History channel where it was mentioned that Gnostic books from Egypt were found that told completely different stories about Jesus and Eusebus had entire control over which books made it into the Bible.
After all of the wild things brought up in the story, thank goodness the writer concluded that the Da Vinci Code was completely fiction and the Knights of the Templar were NOT protecting the Holy Grail which, according to the Da Vinci Code was the bloodline of Jesus through a child of Mary Magdelines.
I am just guessing, but a similar question was asked on that program last night. Do we have the REAL story of Jesus? blah blah blah
King James did not decide what was cannonized and what went into the KJV of the Bible.
Every where we look in this world there are folks who want to change the word of God to suit themselves and to make Jesus less than who he was and is.
He was, and is the living son of God, the God man, wholly god, and wholly man. Folks have a problem with this because we generally want him to be like us. We want him to be as we are, ones who cannot resist temptation as he did.
Will move this to the Bible translation/version forum.
Bound4Glory...King James did NOT participate in translating the Bible version which now bears his name. And in this version, no books were left out.
Marking the moved topic.
No. King James had all the books. Some of the books were ripped out in the 1800s, but they weren't about Jesus. They are called the Apocrypha.
thank you for the replys...I'd like to explain why I was asking the question. A guy at school had told me that King James took out some books of the bible when he was translating it. Thats why there isnt much writen about Jesus' life growing up. I told him that the King James Version was translated from the original Greek and Hebrew text. I had never heard anyone say what he had, so i was wondering where he might have got it. So thanks again for the help.
From that description, the "guy at school" is not talking about the Old Testament Apocrypha, which is still debated among Protestants and Catholics; he's talking about a collection of New Testament Apocryphal books that were rejected (by and large) early on — more than a millenium before James.
Bound4glory...You may read any valid Bible version in any language, and find they simply do NOT mention anything about Jesus' life from age 12 to 30. Joseph and Mary knew who He was, but He did nothing of significance until He began His ministry.
The Mormons try to fill in the gaps, but their stories are purely imaginary and are NOT found in Scripture, nor in any extant ordinary literature from Jesus' earthly lifetime onward to the beginning of Mormonism. Please be careful of believing anything the Mormons have to say...they're a non-Christian cult, Teflon-slick, "having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof".
It may bw that your friend has read a book called The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden. This book contains what is called "pseudepigripha" (I believe), books that were supposedly "left out" when the canon was formed. Many of these books were gnostic writings, but all were not deemed as worthy of inclusion as a part of the word of God. There are some "childhood gospels" of questionable substance - one such book attributes the death of a playmate to the child Jesus. Very questionable doctrinal basis indeed! Some people in non-Christian circles maintain that these "lost books" should be a part of our Christian Bible today, even though there is no spiritual basis for their contention. Go figure!