Pseudepigrapha pl n various Jewish writings from the first century b.c. to the first century a.d. that claim to have been divinely revealed but which have been excluded from the Greek canon of the Old Testament
, (Also called (in the Roman Catholic Church))
Apocrypha (C17: from Greek pseudepigraphos falsely entitled, from pseudo- + epigraphein to inscribe)
Pseudepigraphical, Pseudepigraphous adj
the functioning as sing or pl
1 the 14 books included as an appendix to the Old Testament in the Septuagint and the Vulgate but not included in the Hebrew canon. They are not printed in Protestant versions of the Bible
2 (R.C. Church) another name for the →
(C14: via Late Latin apocrypha (scripta) hidden (writings), from Greek, from apokruptein to hide away)
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