All the Good Days in God: Pseudo-Known

Friday, May 13, 2011


Pseudepigrapha are another type of documentation not added to the Bible. Several are regarded as potentially true. The core of the Word of God is Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus and Deuteronomy. This is the Word of God in relation to Moses' time on earth. A person might want to include Joshua and Judges for clarifying God's intentions. Many great feats performed by the Hebrews assist in completing information, such as, finding Temple Mount. There were several battles before finding Moses' grave on the Temple Mount. It is presumed God buried him there as a sign.

Pseudepigrapha includes: Enoch, Sibylline Oracles, Treatise of Shem, Vision of Ezra, Testament of Job, Letter Aristeas, Ladder of Jacob, Eldad and Modad. According to "Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation" (which has a Gnostic symbol on the cover) Eldad and Modad has an account of Gog and Magog; wherein, Israelis defeat them with help from God. Since Gog and Magog are fallen countries a person assumes the prophecy was fulfilled. Fortunetelling is an awful practice; however, verifying a prophet as being correct is entertainment. Even if the story of Eldad and Modad is a true prophecy, there is no reason to add them to Holy Scripture.

Stories, poems, prophecies and other materials were decided upon in an elimination of potentially hundreds or thousands accounts of God's interactions with regular people. Several of these stories apply to the Israelis because it relates to their origins and contracts with God. The first five to seven books apply to everyone even when individual cultures acknowledge God by other names. People could submit stories proving God is in their life and site ancestral contracts with God to reconnect with the Word of God.

Stories of writing and prophecy clarify the Word of God. My personal findings are some stories are parabolic in nature and not necessarily based on truth, while others are historical documents. They are similar to the many books people write about afterlife experience, interaction with God, theology and folklore.

The story of Job is an oddity. The idea of fire falling on his house, killing his family, livestock and then Job dies does not prove anything to me. Supposedly his continuous prayer saved humanity and his personal sacrifice admonished slander that people only worship God to gain material possessions; however, the narrative sounds fictional. The writer knew what God and angels were saying to each other? Clearly metaphorical narrative, fiction, the story is meant to enforce the idea of fellowship with God. People should pray by giving thanks and be a true friend.

The premise is nice. Yet it exemplifies one point of friendship and does not exalt other equally great methods of friendship; such as, caring about a friend's well-being, wanting to remain in fair and understanding a friend's perspective.

Pseudepigrapha are odd tales of writings, parables, prophecies and so-on. Issues of why they are not in the final draft of Holy Scripture are because a better tale makes a similar statement more clearly. The writer and origination are not verifiable. The author wrote in a pen name. Testimony is incomplete. Testimony is unbelievable. Sometimes there is a similarity to apocrypha in how it does not make clear statements or goes against what is written in Torah. Basically, they simply did not make the final copy. However, they are interesting and thought provoking enough to make reprints for readers.

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