The Early Christian Research Library
Biblical Study writings from Flavius Josephus, Philo of Alexander, the Apostolic Fathers,
books of Enoch, and selected Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha books.
Early Christian Research Library Volume 1 information ..


Flavius Josephus
Philo of Alexandria
Book of Jubilees
Book of Jasher
Lost Books of the Bible
Forgotten Eden Books
The Books of Enoch
Apostolic Fathers
Bible as History

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The Early Christian Research Library online
includes the Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, Writings of Philo of Alexander, Apostolic Fathers Writings, and selections of apocryphal writings. Each section of these writings has it's own designated search feature and most are in MP3 Audio for listening while you read. Select theOpen Bookopen book icon to listen to your selected choice.

Writings in the online version of the Early Christian Research Library

The Septuagint Bible
The Translation of the Greek Old Testament Scriptures, Including the Apocrypha.
Compiled from the Translation by Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton 1851

The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus
Josephus was a historian who lived from 37 A.D. to about 100 A.D. He was a member of the priestly aristocracy, and was taken hostage by the Roman Empire in the great Jewish revolt of 66-70 A.D. Josephus spent the rest of his life in or around Rome as an advisor and historian to three emperors, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian.
Translated by William Whiston

The Writings of Philo Judaeus of Alexandria
Little is known of the life of Philo. Josephus, the Judean historian who also lived in the 1st century, says that Philo's family surpassed all others in the nobility of its lineage. His father had apparently played a prominent role in Palestine before moving to Alexandria.
Translated by C. D. Yonge

The Book of Jubilees
The Book of Jubilees is reported to have been written in Hebrew between the year of the accession of Hyrcanus to the high priesthood in 135 and his breach with the Pharisees some years before his death in 105 B.C. Also known as the Little Genesis.
From "The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament" by R.H. Charles Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913

The Book of Jasher
'Book of the Upright', or 'the Upright or Correct Record'
A book of history covering the period from the creation of man to the first wave of the conquest of Canaan.


Lost Books of the Bible
These books consists of all the available ecclesiastical writings of early Christian authorities that are known to exist, and yet were omitted from the authorized New Testament. Whether they are canonical or not, at least these writings are of very great importance.

Forgotten Books of Eden
These books are translation of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha writings which didn't achieved canonical status, giving mankind's early pictures of the past and hopes for the future that have survived the devastation of the centuries. Along with the "Lost Books of the Bible" are sometime referred to the "Banned Books from the Bible".

The Books of Enoch

The Ethiopic or First Enoch book does not form part of the Canon of Scripture for the larger Christian Churches. Various groups, including the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church of Alexandria, regard parts or all of 1 Enoch to be inspired Scripture. The currently known texts of this work usually dated around 160 BC.
The Secrets of Enoch or Second Enoch may be dated as late as 300 AD.


Apostolic Fathers

Writings of the Apostolic Fathers down to about 100 A.D.

The Bible History, Old Testament
by Alfred Edersheim, originally published 1876-1887 in seven volumes.
This is Endersheim's history of the world before the flood to the Assyrian and Babylonian captivity according to the King James Bible.