A List of Extra Biblical Books

Written By Thomas Perez. December 10, 2021 at 1:47AM. Copyright 2021.

A Small Introduction

Besides the sixty six books of the Bible (Canon), there are other notable books equally inspiring on a personal and historical level to many, just as well. They include: the Pseudepigraphia. (1). The information contained therein can be considered historical as in reference to 3rd and 4th Maccabees. Enoch is considered debatable, though many scholars today use it as curriculum in the classroom. Jubilees and Baruch are debatable. The Psalms of Solomon are debatable, but only in reference to its inspiration. it will also appear that many of the Psalms written in the Psalms of Solomon are anti-Maccabee. And some of the Psalms found in the collection indicate the Roman conquest of Jerusalem under Pompey in 63BC. Other notable libraries include the Nag Hammadi and the Apocrypha.

The Following Is a Complete List of All Extra Biblical Writings

The Pseudepigraphia, is viewed by some as falsely attributed works and texts whose claimed authorship is unfounded. (2). However, often included among the pseudepigrapha are 3rd and 4th Maccabees because they are not traditionally found in western Bibles. However, they are in the Septuagint. Similarly, the Book of Enoch, Book of Jubilees and 4 Baruch are often listed with the pseudepigrapha although they are commonly included in Ethiopian Bibles. (3). In reference to he Psalms of Solomon, they can be found in some editions of the Septuagint.

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A. The Pseudepigraphia

3rd Maccabees.
4th Maccabees.
Assumption of Moses.
Ethiopic Book of Enoch (1 Enoch).
Slavonic Book of Enoch (2 Enoch).
Book of Jubilees.
Greek Apocalypse of Baruch (3 Baruch).
Letter of Aristeas.
Life of Adam and Eve.
Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah.
Psalms of Solomon.
Sibylline Oracles.
Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch (2 Baruch).
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs.
Letter of Aristeas.
Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah.
Joseph and Aseneth.
Life of Adam and Eve.
Lives of the Prophets.
Ladder of Jacob.
Jannes and Jambres.
History of the Rechabites.
Eldad and Modad.
History of Joseph.
Odes of Solomon.
Prayer of Joseph.
Prayer of Jacob.

B. The Dead Sea Scrolls

A collection of 972 texts from the Hebrew Bible and extra-biblical documents found between 1947 and 1956 on the northwest shore of the dead sea. They are a collection of Biblical, apocryphal, or sectarian manuscripts, some of the scrolls have come to be well known and influential to Second Temple Judaism.

C. The Nag Hammadi Library: Early Christian Gnostic texts

Codex I (also known as The Jung Foundation Codex):
The Prayer of the Apostle Paul.
The Apocryphon of James (also known as the Secret Book of James).
The Gospel of Truth.
The Treatise on the Resurrection.
The Tripartite Tractate.
Codex II:
The Apocryphon of John.
The Gospel of Thomas (a sayings gospel).
The Gospel of Philip.
The Hypostasis of the Archons.
On the Origin of the World.
The Exegesis on the Soul.
The Book of Thomas the Contender.
Codex III:
The Apocryphon of John.
The Gospel of the Egyptians.
Eugnostos the Blessed.
The Sophia of Jesus Christ.
The Dialogue of the Saviour.
Codex IV:
The Apocryphon of John.
The Gospel of the Egyptians.
Codex V:
Eugnostos the Blessed.
The Apocalypse of Paul.
The First Apocalypse of James.
The Second Apocalypse of James.
The Apocalypse of Adam.
Codex VI:
The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles.
The Thunder, Perfect Mind.
Authoritative Teaching
The Concept of Our Great Power.
Republic by Plato – The original is not Gnostic, but the Nag Hammadi library version is heavily modified with then-current Gnostic concepts.
The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth – a Hermetic treatise.
The Prayer of Thanksgiving (with a hand-written note) – a Hermetic prayer.
Asclepius 21-29 – another Hermetic treatise
Codex VII:
The Paraphrase of Shem.
The Second Treatise of the Great Seth.
Gnostic Apocalypse of Peter.
The Teachings of Silvanus.
The Three Steles of Seth.
Codex VIII:
The Letter of Peter to Philip.
Codex IX:
The Thought of Norea.
The Testimony of truth.
Codex X:
Codex XI:
The Interpretation of Knowledge.
A Valentinian Exposition, On the Anointing, On Baptism (A and B) and On the Eucharist (A and B).
Codex XII
The Sentences of Sextus.
The Gospel of Truth.
Codex XIII:
Trimorphic Protennoia.
On the Origin of the World.

D. The Apocrypha: Extra Biblical Writings

1st Esdras (Vulgate 3 Esdras) (1 Esdras in the King James Bible).
2nd Esdras (Vulgate 4 Esdras) (2 Esdras in the King James Bible).
Rest of Esther (Vulgate Esther 10:4-16:24).
Ecclesiasticus (also known as Sirach)
Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremy (all part of Vulgate Baruch).
Song of the Three Children (Vulgate Daniel 3:24-90).
Story of Susanna (Vulgate Daniel 13).
The Idol Bel and the Dragon (Vulgate Daniel 14).
Prayer of Manasses.
1st Maccabees.
2nd Maccabees.