- adj. Of, or relating to the Apocrypha
“These propositions cannot be predicated of any of those books which are commonly called Apocryphal Books of the New Testament.”
“Herod-Pilate Correspondence in English: Apocryphal Books of the New”
“11 The above Propositions cannot be predicated of those Books which are commonly called Apocryphal Books of the New”
“In the decree of Gelasius this dialogue of Gallus is called Apocryphal, but in the same sense in which it was rejected by St. Jerom.”
“The so-called Apocryphal Books, printed in some editions of the Bible, are not a part of the Bible: they are not inspired.”
“The other class of claimants is of a quite different character, -- the so-called Apocryphal”
“The so-called Apocryphal literature (Apocryphal Gospels and Acts of Apostles), lying on the boundary between heretical and common Christianity, and preserved only in scanty fragments and extensive alterations, was, it appears, throughout favourable to Docetism.”
“The other Books, commonly called Apocryphal, did not proceed from such inspiration, and therefore are not of sufficient authority to establish any point of doctrine; but the Church doth read them as Books containing many worthy things for example of life and instruction of manners.”
“And yet we do not deny that certain books of the Old Testament were by the ancient authors called Apocryphal, and by others Ecclesiastical; to wit, such as they would have to be read in the churches, but not alleged to avouch or confirm the authority of faith by them.”
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