from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Bible Of, relating to, or being a second canon, especially that consisting of sections of the Old and New Testaments not included in the original Roman Catholic canon but accepted by theologians in 1548 at the Council of Trent.
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- adj. Being of the second canon of the Old Testament of the Bible, and unaccepted by some Christians. A book which is part of the Apocrypha.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to a second canon, or ecclesiastical writing of inferior authority; -- said of the Apocrypha, certain Epistles, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Forming or belonging to a second canon.
Yes, the Apocrypha are called the deuterocanonical books by Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, as they are only found in the “second canon” of the Greek Bible, which was accepted later.
Protestant writers often call the deuterocanonical Books of the Old Testament the Apocrypha.
Naturally, Catholics refuse to admit such a denomination, and we employ "deuterocanonical" to designate this literature, which non-Catholics conventionally and improperly know as the "Apocrypha".
The question now is not whether all the Biblical books are inspired in every part, even in the fragments called deuterocanonical: this point, which concerns the integrity of the Canon, has been solved by the Council of Tent (Denz.,
Therefore Roman Catholic Bibles contain additional books of the OT Apocrypha (also known as deuterocanonical?
These apocryphal or deuterocanonical books were written by and about Jews in the time before Christianity was established as a separate religion, but they were not included in the Jewish canon.
The one Francesco gave you with the deuterocanonical books.
Attempts to understand the significance of Woman Wisdom in ancient Israelite life and in the canonical and deuterocanonical traditions underscore her deep ambiguity: to feminist thought, whether historically or theologically inclined.
The portrayal of Esther in an act of archetypal feminine weakness, taken up by most Baroque artists, is based on the apocryphal text (Esther 15: 7 – 11), accepted as a deuterocanonical one at the Council of Trent (1545 – 1547).
The earliest biblical reference to an explicit tangible bond instrument I have yet read of is in the deuterocanonical Book of Tobit ca. 2d c.