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Agrapha
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Agrapha
Agrapha Sayings attributed to Jesus that are not included in the four canonical Gospels of the New Testament.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Agrapha
AGRAPHA. A word used to designate the noncanonical “sayings” of Jesus.A. Toward a DefinitionB. SourcesC. Study of the AgraphaD. The Value of the AgraphaA. Toward a DefinitionThe term agrapha has been used since J. G. Koerner (1776) to refer primarily to “sayings attributed to Jesus which are not
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Agrapha
Agrapha agʹrə-fə [GK. ágrapha—‘unwritten (things)’]. Sayings of Jesus not found in the authentic text of the canonical Gospels. I. History of Research II. SourcesA. The NTB. Variant Readings of the NTC. Apocryphal GospelsD. Church FathersE. Jewish SourcesF. Islamic Sources III. Development
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Agrapha
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Agrapha
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.,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Agrapha
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Agrapha
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
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Agrapha
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.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Agrapha
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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Agrapha
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)
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