Here is a question for those who believe that the Bible has been supernaturally preserved over the ages: If the bible is totally inerrant and complete, why does it reference other books as scripture that are not in the canon of today's Bibles? If the current canonical books see them as trustworthy, why are they not in the canon? Are they lost, but should be canonical? I am interested in your views. Thanks A few examples: The book of the prophet Iddo 2 Chronicles 13:22 The rest of the acts of Abi'jah, his ways and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo. The Chronicles of Samuel The Chronicles of Nathan The Chronicles of Gad 1 Chronicles 29:29-30 Now the acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the Chronicles of Samuel the seer, and in the Chronicles of Nathan the prophet, and in the Chronicles of Gad the seer, with accounts of all his rule and his might and of the circumstances that came upon him and upon Israel, and upon all the kingdoms of the countries. The Book of the Wars of the LORD Numbers 21:14-15 Wherefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of the LORD, "Waheb in Suphah, and the valleys of the Arnon, and the slope of the valleys that extends to the seat of Ar, and leans to the border of Moab."