Q: I read the ‘extra book’ Q&A [https://sospression.com/2018/06/08/truth-or-lie-thursdays-6-7-2018/] of the sospression article you posted which was very insightful. I realize, however, it doesn’t mention the three books I feel should be read if they are real: Enoch, Jasper, and Jubilees. Which I want to read but I’m still working on reading the Scriptures; and don’t want to read them before I complete the Inspired Word of God. What are your thoughts on those three books?

A: There are two main reasons I’m not into those extra books. Even though they are mentioned in the Bible, the current versions of them are not real.

The first reason is a problem called PSEUDEPIGRAPHY.

Pseudepigraphy is writing something under someone else’s name and claiming that they did it. It’s like forging a book instead of a signature.

As Greco Roman culture conquered Hebrew culture, many people (Jews included) took the opportunity to “re-write” books that had already disappeared and say that they were authentic.

There is evidence that Jubilees was written near 135 BCE. That’s after Malachi and Before John the Baptist.
There is also evidence that shows Enoch was also written in the 2nd century before Christ.

There is evidence that the book of Jasher that we have was written around 1625. It was literally made up.

The number two reason that we cannot trust AS ANOINTED SCRIPTURES books that were written after Malachi and before John the Baptist is because there was a 400 YEAR FAMINE of hearing the Word of the Lord between Malachi and John the Baptist.

That means that even though JEWS were still talking and writing – YAHUAH Himself was not.

This is the prophecy of the 400 year prophetic silence between Malachi and John the Baptist/Jesus:

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.

This is the new testament confirmation of the 400 year prophetic silence between Malachi and John the Baptist/Jesus Christ the Messiah:

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

“It is fascinating that there is one phrase that occurs 3,808 times in the Old Testament but not once in the Apocrypha. It is the simple phrase “Thus Saith YAHWEH”… That phrase does not occur for 400 years, nor do any miracles occur for 400 years.” – David Pawson, De-Greecing the Church

During the 400 year famine, not only did Socrates, Aristototle, Plato, and Greek Arts & Entertainment culture take over the world… but a lot of Apocryphal books were written during this time. They simply are not Scripture. They are information and maybe some knowledge that Yahuah did not anoint.

So Yah stopped speaking after Malachi approximately 445 BC.

Socrates invented Western Philosophy approximately 470 BC.

Socrates taught Plato who came approximately 428 BC.

Plato taught Aristotle who came approximately 385 BC.

Aristotle tutored Alexander the Greater who came approximately 356 BC.

Alexander the Great became the Conquerer (Greece was 3rd Beast of Daniel 7).

Rome added Systemic Military Domination to Greek Cultural Philosophy, Arts & Enterainment and became the Final Beast Empire of the World, and source of The Vatican aka Roman Catholic Church.

Jude 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

Jude does quote from Enoch in Jude 14-15. However it didn’t say the Enoch “wrote” it said Enoch “prophesied.” The Scriptures are usually very clear about the things that are “written.”

The phrases: “It is written” “it was written” “is it not written” are very common phrases all over the New Testament Scriptures.

Jude quoting Enoch doesn’t mean he was quoting the “book of Enoch.” Just because it was common knowledge (oral tradition) that the REAL Enoch had made that statement does not validate that the Pseudepigraphical “book of Enoch” is authentic.

I have taken a brief look at these books a few times over the past few years and seen problems… but there’s no need to reinvent the wheel so I’m going to give some links that answer these questions:

Evidence that the Current book of Jasher is not the Original: http://jasher.thebookofenoch.info/

Evidence that the Current book of Jasher is a fabrication: http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/LVanswers/2011/02-04.html

There is Much Evidence that Jubilees was written specifically to promote a Solar Calendar to calculate 49 year Jubilees instead of the Jews Lunar Calendar.

There is evidence that Jubilees was a fabricated attempt to mix Greek calendar with Old Covenant Hebrew culture: https://books.google.com/books?id=6ptXKwTlfqwC&q=solar+calendar#v=onepage&q=geoge%20nickelsburg&f=false

There is evidence that book of Enoch combines Greek and Roman mythology with Hebrew Culture: http://www.refuteit.com/the-book-of-enoch-debunked.html

There is much evidence that the Book of Enoch contradicts Scriptural Doctrine.

There is much evidence that the book of Enoch is fake and written much later than it claims. I.e, its not the original: http://www.brainout.net/EnochTest.htm

Logical Evidence that Jude quoted Enoch, but not the “Book” of Enoch: https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/stewart_don/faq/books-missing-from-old-testament/question10-old-testament-pseudepigrapha.cfm

The Testimonies of the Historian Josephus MATCHING UP WITH the Testimony of Jesus Himself is the Nail in the Coffin for the Apocryphal Books, Extra Books and Pseudigraphical Books being Considered Anointed Scripture.

Even Josephus the Historian Confirmed that the Hebrew Scriptures consisted of the Hebrew Scriptures consisted of only 22 Books (which combine dual books into 1 book, and the minor prophets into 1 book) which is the same as our 39 books in the Old Testament.

We have but twenty-two [books] containing the history of all time, books that are justly believed in; and of these, five are the books of Moses, which comprise the law and earliest traditions from the creation of mankind down to his death. From the death of Moses to the reign of Artaxerxes, King of Persia, the successor of Xerxes, the prophets who succeeded Moses wrote the history of the events that occurred in their own time, in thirteen books. The remaining four documents comprise hymns to God and practical precepts to men (William Whiston, trans., Flavius Josephus against Apion, Vol. I, in Josephus, Complete Works, Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1960, p. 8).

Josephus is confirming exactly what the Scriptures say, that the OT Scriptures consist of the Tanach: Law (Torah), Prophets (Joshua, Chronicles, Kings, Samuel, Major and Minor Prophets, and Wisdom Writings (Psalms-Song of Solomon).

Jesus Himself Confirms that the Scriptures only consist of the Law, the Prophets, and the Wisdom Writings (Psalms) aka the Tanach.

Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the LAW of Moses, and in the PROPHETS, and in the PSALMS, concerning me.

Jesus Himself confirms that the Prophetic books ended after Malachi (during the reign of Artaxerxes).

Luke 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

The testimony of OT Scriptures goes from the blood of Abel (Genesis) to the blood of Zachariah (the last minor prophet). Righteous blood speaks and has a testimony.

What is the Timeline of Zachariah and Artaxerxes?

Zechariah was written between 520-518 B.C., but he lived long after that.

Artaxerxes became king in 465 BC and died in 425 B.C.

Malachi was written near or before 433 B.C.

Ezra, Nehemiah, and Malachi were written during the reign of ARTAXERXES.

Haggai and Zechariah, if they lived to see their prophesies fulfilled, died during the reign of Artaxerxes.

Jesus CONFIRMED that Zechariah Son of Berekiah died IN A TEMPLE, which means he was killed after the temple was rebuilt.

So both Jesus the King and the Josephus the Historian confirm that the Old Testament Scriptures ended during the reign of Artaxerxes and the time of Zachariah and Malachi.

This leaves no room for the Apocryphal books or the extra books of Jasher, Enoch and Jubilees to be included in Scripture.

The only books that were added to Scripture after that was the testimonies of Jesus’s Apostles, as prophesied in Isaiah:

Isaiah 8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

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