Early Christian Apocrypha
Apocryphal Christian Writings
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Apocryphal Christian Writings
apocryphal Christian writings, a vast body of early nonbiblical Christian writings that claim to preserve memories of Jesus and the apostles and that frequently imitate the major genres (literary types) of nt literature: gospels, acts, letters, and apocalypses. Most of this literature was written from
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Apocrypha, Early Christian
Apocrypha, Early ChristianThe terms “OT” and “NT Apocrypha” (from Gk. apókryphos, “to be hidden or concealed,” subsequently “esoteric”) designate a diverse collection of writings outside the two canons featuring biblical figures or events. This bifurcation is problematic when, e.g., a Christian reworking