agrapha (ag´ruh-fuh), a term used in nt studies to refer to sayings of Jesus not recorded in the four canonical Gospels. The most obvious examples of agrapha are sayings of Jesus reported in other nt writings (e.g., Acts 20:35; 1 Cor. 11:24–25). More often, however, the term is used with reference to
AGRAPHA. Commonly used to refer to alleged sayings of Christ not written in the Gospels (or in the NT; as, e.g., a few of His sayings which appear in Acts and the epistles).A number of alleged sayings of Jesus are found in non-canonical sources. First, a few are preserved in later MSS of the NT; e.g.,
Agrapha (Gk. ágrapha)A technical term (lit., “unwritten [things]”) referring to sayings of Jesus not recorded in the four canonical Gospels. Sayings attributed to Jesus elsewhere in the NT (e.g., Acts 20:35; 1 Cor. 11:24–25) are sometimes considered agrapha; however, the term is usually reserved for
Agrapha [ăgˊrə fə] (Gk. ágrapha “unwritten [things]”). Alleged sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical gospels. They are found mainly in the apocryphal gospels and the writings of the Church Fathers. Although several hundreds of these sayings are known, few seem to be authentic; among the
Agrapha (i.e. ‘unwritten [sayings]’). A name given esp. to the sayings of Christ not contained in the four canonical Gospels. Some occur in various NT MSS (e.g. Lk. 6:4 in the *Codex Bezae); one in Acts (20:35); others are found in apocryphal Gospels, e.g. the ‘Gospel acc. to the *Hebrews’ and esp.
AGRAPHA (Gk. agraphos, “unwritten”). A term applied to the sayings of our Lord not recorded in the gospels. Naturally, there would be many of these, and this fact is recorded (John 21:25). The sources of our knowledge of these sayings are fivefold.1. The first and surest is to be found in the books
AGRAPHA [AG rah fuh] (unwritten things) — statements supposedly made by Jesus that are not included in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John or referred to anywhere else in the New Testament.Jesus must have made many statements that were not recorded by any of the writers of the four gospels.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
SAYINGS (UNWRITTEN).—Certain sayings ascribed to Christ, though recorded by early writers, are not found written in the Gospels, and therefore are known as the Agrapha, or Unwritten Sayings of Our Lord. They are not as numerous as might, perhaps, have been anticipated, in view of the recorded facts of