I am reading an article by Robert J. Matthews collected by Wilfred Griggs in his title APOCRYPHAL WRITINGS AND THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS. In his article, Matthews says that "our present Old and New Testament canon, being selected in times of apostasy, is no doubt quite incomplete."

Have LDS scholars ever suggested apocryphal or pseudepigraphal books that should have been included in the Biblical canon? What about additional portions of the Ethiopic Book of Enoch some of which is found in Moses 6 and 7 in our Pearl of Great Price? Obviously, nothing can be included in our canon without divine commandment, and the sustaining vote of the General Conference, but candidates for such treatment ought to be a more interesting part of the apocrypha than much of the rest of it, wouldn't you think? I'm just wondering what are some of the most obvious omissions from the Old and New Testaments?

"While we cannot agree with others on certain matters, we
must never be disagreeable. We must be friendly,
soft-spoken, neighborly, and understanding." (President
Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2003)
All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR

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