The following lost books are mention by their titles in the Old Testament canon, but are not included in the Holy Bible at all. The Book Of Jashar (Joshua 10:13), which is available outside of the Holy Bible, is the only book excluded from the list:
Book Of The Wars Of The Lord (Numbers 21:14)
Book Of The Acts Of Solomon (1 Kings 11:41)
Annals Of The Kings Of Israel (1 Kings 14:19)
Annals Of The Kings Of Judah (1 Kings 14:29)
Book Of The Kings Of Israel (1 Chronicles 9:1)
Records Of Samuel The Seer (1 Chronicles 29:29)
Records Of Nathan The Prophet (1 Chronicles 29:29)
Records Of Gad The Seer (1 Chronicles 29:29)
History Of The Prophet Nathan (2 Chronicles 9:29)
Prophecy Of Ahijah The Shilonite (2 Chronicles 9:29)
Visions Of Iddo The Seer (2 Chronicles 9:29)
Records Of The Prophet Shemaiah and The Seer Iddo (2 Chronicles 12:15)
Story Of The Prophet Iddo (2 Chronicles 13:22)
Book Of The Kings Of Judah and Israel (2 Chronicles 16:11)
Annals Of Jehu son of Hanani (2 Chronicles 20:34)
Commentary On The Book Of The Kings (2 Chronicles 24:37)
Acts Of Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:22)
Books Of The King Of Israel and Judah (2 Chronicles 27:7)
Vision OF The Prophet Isaiah (2 Chronicles 32:32)
Annals Of The Kings Of Israel (2 Chronicles 33:18)
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Just off the top of my head I'd have to say one big factor probably has to do with the fact that the bible as we know it is entirely a Septuagint creation. There's no pre-Septuagint Hebrew OT to be found at all.
And when you read through the OT books of the bible (that we do have) which are referring to these other "lost books", you are actually reading through OT books of the bible that were written very late in history and certainly nowhere near the time periods that these books are portraying within the texts.
It's all post Babylonian exile material for sure and most likely entirely an Alexandrian creation. Were these "lost books" ever in Alexandria Egypt and that's why they are mentioned in the OT which is largely an Alexandrian work? Perhaps. But if so, then they likely perished along with the destruction of the Alexandrian libraries.
You might be interested in looking into the SPH:
_________________ The Jesus Mythicist Creed: The "Jesus Christ" of the New Testament is a fictional composite of characters, real and mythical. A composite of multiple "people" is no one.
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