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Pseudopigraphical Works

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Sapper Woody, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Sapper Woody

    Sapper Woody Well-Known Member

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    I have read some of the pseudopigraphical works that supposedly were written by biblical people, but not included in canon. My question is, has anyone else read them, and what do they think of them? Are they any good for anything outside of entertainment?
     
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    Jude quotes from "The Assumption of Moses" and from the book of Enoch.

    in Christ,

    Bob
     
  3. JonC

    JonC Lifelong Disciple
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    I wouldn’t read them for doctrine – but they do provide insight into the community that produced the works. So from that standpoint, I think that they are valuable.
     
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    Goodness Sapper......what big words you use.....:laugh:
     
  5. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
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    Yeah,how sesquipedalian of him.
     
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    Pastor_Bob Well-Known Member

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    I have often referenced them for their historical value. I would certainly caution one not to use them to "fill in the gaps" that one considers to be found in the Word of God; but, to be used as a historical (although not infallible) reference. I use Josephus for such purposes.
     
  7. Doubting Thomas

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    I have read the first few parts the Book of Enoch (which is considered to be a composite work). As one has already mentioned, Jude quotes from this book (the first part), so we know that at least some of it is right.

    Also 2 Esdras, which is in the 'Apocrypha' section of the unabridged AV Bible, is pretty interesting. Some parts seem Christological which have led some scholars to conclude that these must be 'Christian additions' to the work.
     
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    ROFL:tonofbricks::thumbs:
     
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    Would that be like when the Reformers would see and use the Apocrapha as historical information, but not for doctrines and practices?
     
  10. preacher4truth

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    I found it interesting that A W Tozer quotes from at least one of these works as if it were Scripture and then develops ideologies from said source.
     
  11. Rippon

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    I like A.W.Tozer a lot. But he was no A.W.Pink. The latter was soundly biblical. One has to get their A.W.s in the right priority. :)
     
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