The development of the doctrine of the fall belongs to the New Testament. All New Testament Apocrypha that I can trace online are stored and indexed here at, in the Christianity section. There are no clear, definite New Testament quotations from the Apocrypha by Jesus or the apostles. Heb Words for "Apocrypha"(1) Do Such Exist? [49], The Septuagint, the ancient and best known Greek version of the Old Testament, contains books and additions that are not present in the Hebrew Bible. Bodenstein of Carlstadt, usually called Carlstadt (died 1541), an early Reformer, though Luther's bitter personal opponent, was the first modern scholar to define "Apocrypha" quite clearly as writings excluded from the canon, whether or not the true authors of the books are known, in this, going back to Jerome's position. But the evidence is against so early a use of the term in this-soon to be its prevailing-sense. The western church as a whole departed from Jerome's theory by including the antilegomena of both Testaments among the canonical writings: but the general custom of western Christians about this time was to make apocryphal mean non-canonical. In the last passage Bishop Lightfoot thought we have in the word apokruphoi (treasures of Christ hidden) an allusion to the vaunted esoteric knowledge of the false teachers, as if Paul meant to say that it is in Christ alone we have true wisdom and knowledge and not in the secret books of these teachers. It is as follows:(1) the canonical books of both Testaments;(2) writings of the Fathers approved by the church;(3) apocryphal books rejected by the church.Then there is added a list of miscellaneous books condemned as heretical, including even the works of Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, and Eusebius, these works being all branded as "apocryphal." Enoch, Abraham, Moses, etc.). All English translations of the Bible printed in the sixteenth century included a section or appendix for Apocryphal books. The Eastern Church:Christianity itself has nothing corresponding to the idea of a doctrine for the initiated or a literature for a select few. (4) Patristic.In patristic writings of an early period the adjective apokruphos came to be applied to Jewish and Christian writings containing secret knowledge about the future, etc., intelligible only to the small number of disciples who read them and for whom they were believed to be specially provided. <. two classes of hearers and readers are implied all through, though it is a pity that more of the literature bearing on the question has not been preserved. These Gnostics had been themselves influenced deeply by Babylonian and Persian mysticism and the corresponding literature. Which books are considered as part of the Bible or divvine change from time to time. Hebrew Words for "Apocrypha":Is it quite certain that there is no Hebrew word or expression corresponding exactly to the word "apocrypha" as first used by Christian writers, i.e. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. When among the Jews there arose a literature of oral tradition it was natural to apply to this last the Greek notion of esoteric, especially as this class of literature was more highly esteemed in many Jewish circles than the Old Testament Scriptures themselves. Are there "lost books" that should be in the Bible? The Vinaya Pitaka or "Basket of Discipline" contains the rules for entrance and the regulations to be observed after entrance. Some editions of the Revised Standard Version and the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible include not only the Apocrypha listed above, but also the third and fourth books of Maccabees, and Psalm 151. Furthermore, the Vulgate omits 3 and 4 Maccabees, which generally appear in the Septuagint, while the Septuagint and Luther's Bible omit 2 Esdras, which is found in the Apocrypha of the Vulgate and the King James Bible. 5 in the above, "Addition to Esther;" as it may be called, consists of the majority (107 out of 270 verses) of the Book of Esther since it occurs in the best manuscripts of the Septuagint and in the Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) over the text in the Hebrew Bible. Among the Buddhists the Samga forms a close society open originally to monks or bhikhus admitted only after a most rigid examination; but in later years nuns (bhikshunis) also have been allowed admission, though in their case too after careful testing. (4) "List of Sixty. Samaritans. These same books are also listed in Article VI of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England. ", Jerome, Letter 51, 6, 7, NPNF2, VI:87–8: "For in the book of Wisdom, which is inscribed with his name, Solomon says: "God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity." .../j/jeremy.htm - 12k, Stranger (152 Occurrences)... 7. This was translated by the Saint Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology, from the Rahlfs Edition of the Septuagint using Brenton's English translation and the RSV Expanded Apocrypha as boilerplate. In the Middle Ages, under the influence of Reuchlin (died 1532)-great scholar and Reformer-Hebrew came to be studied and the Old Testament read in its original language. The Bible needs a visible, external authority guided by the Holy Spirit to define both the OT and NT Canons. (3) Reasons for Rejection. Translated by Alexander Walker, Esq., One of Her Majesty's ... /.../unknown/apocrypha of the new testament/translators introductory notice.htm, But it Should be Known that There are Also Other Books which Our ... ... confirmation of doctrine. Translated by Alexander Walker, Esq., One of Her Majesty's ... /.../unknown/apocrypha of the new testament/part iii apocryphal apocalypses.htm, Revised... 4. The ReformersSeparation from Canonical Books5. In this sense it takes the place of the classical Greek word esoterika and bears the same general meaning, namely, writings intended for an inner circle and cap. With the definite meaning of "foreigner" are allogenes, "of another nation," the Revised Version (British and American) "stranger" (1 Esdras 8:83; 1 Maccabees 3:45 (the King James Version "alien"); Luke 17:18 (the Revised Version margin "alien")), and allophulos, "of another tribe," the Revised Version (British and American) "stranger" (Baruch 6:5; 1 Maccabees 4:12, etc.) As an authority for this division, he cited St. Jerome, who in the early 5th century distinguished the Hebrew and Greek Old Testaments,[32] stating that books not found in the Hebrew were not received as canonical. The Old Testament Apocrypha . <. In the Septuagint (or rather Theodotion's version) of Daniel 11:43 it stands for "hidden" as applied to gold and silver stores. SummaryIV. Some of them, however, are of value for the historical information they furnish, for their moral and prudential maxims, and for the illustrations they afford of ancient life. List of Books2. In Greek circles, however, these books are not traditionally called Apocrypha, but Anagignoskomena (ἀναγιγνωσκόμενα), and are integrated into the Old Testament. (2) "Non-Canonical" Books.Jerome (died 420) in the Prologus Galeatus (so called because it was a defense and so resembled a helmeted warrior) or preface to his Latin version of the Bible uses the word "Apocrypha" in the sense of non-canonical books. Xenos is the most common word for "stranger" in the New Testament (Matthew 25:35, etc. So that the conception of esoteric literature existed among the Jews in the 1st century of our era, and probably still earlier.It is significant of the original character of the religion of Israel that no one has been able to point to a Hebrew word corresponding to esoteric (see below). [45][46] Since that time most modern editions of the Bible and reprintings of the King James Bible omit the Apocrypha section. (1.) For more details see, Jerome, To Paulinus, Epistle 58 (AD 395), in NPNF2, VI:119.: "Do not, my dearest brother, estimate my worth by the number of my years. During the Nicene period, and even earlier, sacred books were divided by Christian teachers into three classes:(1) books that could be read in church;(2) books that could be read privately, but not in public;(3) books that were not to be read at all. Now the Jews of the Dispersion spoke and wrote Greek, and they continued to think and write long after their fellow-countrymen of the homeland had ceased to produce any fresh original literature. In a similar way there grew up among the Jews side by side with the written law an oral law containing the teaching of the rabbis and regarded as more sacred and authoritative than the writings they profess to expound. The gospel was preached in its first days to the poor and ignorant, and the reading and studying of the sacred Scriptures have been urged by the churches (with some exceptions) upon the public at large. Apocrypha VT Graece, Epistle Jeremiah stands between Baruch and Tobit. But almost certainly the noun biblia is understood, so that the real implication of the word is "apocryphal books" or "writings." It will be remembered that Marcian (died end of 2nd century A.D.), Thomas Morgan, the Welsh 18th-century deist (died 1743) and Friedrich Schleiermacher (died 1834) taught this very same thing.Clement of Alexandria (see above) recognized 4 (2) Esdras (to be hereafter called the Apocalypse of Ezra), the Assumption of Moses, etc., as fully canonical. These books were written not in Hebrew but in Greek, and during the "period of silence," from the time of Malachi, after which oracles and direct revelations from God ceased till the Christian era. It is known that the Reformers were careful students of the Bible, and that in Old Testament matters they were the pupils of Jewish scholars-there were no other competent teachers of Hebrew. First Maccabees is an historical account of the struggle of the Maccabee family and their followers for Jewish independence from 167 to 134 BC. So Daniel 2:20 (Theod.) Numbers 9-11 in the above enumeration are additions made in the Greek Septuagint and Vulgate versions of Daniel to the book as found in the Massoretic Text. The 1560 Geneva Bible placed the Prayer of Manasseh after 2 Chronicles; the rest of the Apocrypha were placed in an inter-testamental section. The Apocrypha of the King James Bible constitutes the books of the Vulgate that are present neither in the Hebrew Old Testament nor the Greek New Testament. This famous edition of the Vulgate was published in 1455. 1 Esdras - Offers a parallel account of the events recorded in 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, with the addition of the Debate of the Three Youths. This authority is the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Up to the final destruction of Jerusalem in 71 A.D. the temple with its priesthood and ritual was the center of the religious thought and life of the nation. (ganaz, genuzim).Zahn (Gesch. ... // of the new testament/, Introductory Notice to Apocrypha of the New Testament. His words are: Quidquid extra hos (i.e. The word has the same sense in Sirach 14:21; 39:3, 7; 42:19:00; 48:25:00; 43:32:00. Moreover the adjective "Apocryphal" is also often applied in modern times to what are now generally called "Pseudepigraphical writings," so designated because ascribed in the titles to authors who did not and could not have written them (eg. Now it was felt that many if not most of the religious writings which came in the end of the 2nd century to be called "apocryphal" in a disparaging sense had their origin among heretical sects like the Gnostics, and that they had never commanded the approval of the great bulk of the churches. Although his statement was controversial in his day,[33] Jerome was later titled a Doctor of the Church and his authority was also cited in the Anglican statement in 1571 of the Thirty-Nine Articles. the so-called "Pseudepigraphical books. They are all of them apocalypses designated apocrypha in accordance with early usage. Protestantism was in its very essence the religion of a book, and Protestants would be sure to see to it that the sacred volume on which they based their religion, including the reforms they introduced, contained no book but those which in their opinion had the strongest claims to be regarded as authoritative.In the eastern and western churches under the influence of the Greek (Septuagint) and Latin (Vulgate) versions the books of the Apocrypha formed an integral part of the canon and were scattered throughout the Old Testament, they being placed generally near books with which they have affinity. (a) The verb ganaz of which the passive part. The Psalms of Solomon are found in some editions of the Septuagint. When devotees of Greek philosophy accepted the Christian faith it was natural for them to look at the new religion through the medium of the old philosophy. Many reprintings of older versions of the Bible now omit the apocrypha and many newer translations and revisions have never included them at all. The Translators Apocrypha Omitted 3. Clement of Alexandria (died 220) distinctly mentions esoteric books belonging to the Zoroastrian (Mazdean) religion.Oriental and especially Greek Christianity tended to give to philosophy the place which the New Testament and western Christianity assign the Old Testament. Introduction In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, one God. ANCIENT ARMENIAN 1. He becomes the father of Cain and of Abel, and of Seth at a time after the murder of Abel. The history of the term’s usage indicates that it referred to a body of esoteric writings that were at first prized, later tolerated, and finally excluded. The Prayer of Manasseh is located after the Books of Chronicles, 3 and 4 Esdras follow 2 Esdras (Nehemiah), and Prayer of Solomon follows Ecclesiasticus. New Testament. (c) The Hebrew phrase in question does not once occur in either the Babylonian or the Jerusalem Talmud, but only in rabbinical writings of a much later date. |, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha ' Article Index |, Apocrypha: Dictionary and Thesaurus | In Genesis 2:4-5:5 the first man is made of the dust, becomes a living creature by the breath of God, is placed in the garden of Eden to till it, gives names to the animals, receives as his counterpart and helper a woman formed from part of his own body, and at the woman's behest eats of the forbidden fruit of "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." (2.) In both 2 Esdras and The Wisdom of Solomon we read that death came upon all men through Adam's sin, while 2 Esdras 4:30 declares that "a grain of evil seed was sown in the heart of Adam from the beginning." 10. But he is of most importance for our present purpose because he is probably the earliest Greek writer to use the word apocrypha as the equivalent of esoterika, for he describes the esoteric books of Zoroastrianism as apocryphal.But the idea of esoteric religious literature existed at an earlier time among the Jews, and was borrowed from them by Christians. ), but for some inexplicable reason the Revised Version (British and American) occasionally translates by "alien" (contrast, e.g. There are some exceptions to this trend, however. The second was never among the Hebrews, the very style of which reeks of Greek eloquence. Although Dillmann is here in the minority among interpreters, it would be difficult to show that he is wrong in interpreting this as referring to one male and one female, the first pair. It will be seen from what has been said that notwithstanding the favorable attitude toward it of the eastern and western churches, from the earliest times, our Apocrypha was regarded with more or less suspicion, and the suspicion would be strengthened by the general antagonism toward it. In the Zürich Bible (1529–30), they are placed in an Appendix. The Apocrypha generally consists of 14 booklets of which 1 and 2 Maccabees and 1 Esdras are the main documents and form the bulk of the apocryphal writings. [50], Some editions add additional books, such as Psalm 151 or the Odes (including the Prayer of Manasseh). Apocrypha of the New Testament. The Use of the Apocrypha in the Christian Church. "[42] In 1826,[43] the National Bible Society of Scotland petitioned the British and Foreign Bible Society not to print the Apocrypha,[44] resulting in a decision that no BFBS funds were to pay for printing any Apocryphal books anywhere. 1 Esdras 2 Esdras Tobit Judith Esther (Greek) Wisdom of Solomon Ecclesiasticus (Sira) Baruch Epistle of Jeremiah Prayer of Azariah Susanna Bel and the Dragon Prayer of Manasseh 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees. For this reason, these works are sometimes known as inter-testamental books. In the prologue to the books of Samuel and Kings, which is often called the Prologus Galeatus, he says:[18]. On the other hand Gregory of Nyssa and Epiphanius, both writing in the 4th century, use the word "apocrypha" in the old sense of apocalyptic, i.e. The Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books are books of the Old Testamentthat are accepted by the Orthodox Christian Church but are not accepted by Protestants as part of its official canonical contents, but of close association with the Bible. It might therefore have been expected that the Old Testament canon of the Reformers would agree in extent with that of the Jews and not with that of the Greek and Latin Christians. The Western Church(1) The Decretum Gelasii(2) "Non-Canonical" Books4. The Pythagoreans recognized and observed these two kinds of doctrines and duties and there is good reason for believing that they created a corresponding double literature though unfortunately no explicit examples of such literature have come down to us.In the Greek mysteries (Orphic, Dionysiac, Eleusinian, etc.) Moses too in choosing the seventy elders is told to take those whom he knows to be elders indeed, and to select them not for their years but for their discretion [Num. CONTENTS OF THE APOCRYPHA1. List of Books:The following is a list of the books in the Apocrypha in the order in which they occur in the English versions (the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American)):(1) 1 Esdras;(2) 2 Esdras (to be hereafter called "The Apocalyptic Esdras");(3) Tobit;(4) Judith;(5) The Rest of Esther;(6) The Wisdom of Solomon;(7) Ecclesiasticus (to be hereafter called "Sirach");(8) Baruch, with the Epistle of Jeremiah;(9) The So of the Three Holy Children; (10) The History of Susanna;(11) Bel and the Dragon;(12) The Prayer of Manasses;(13) 1 Maccabees;(14) 2 Maccabees.No. But in the Middle Ages qabbalah (literally, "tradition") came to have 'a closely allied meaning (compare our "kabbalistic"). The word apocrypha, like many other words, has undergone a major change in meaning throughout the centuries. In Genesis 2-4 it is found 26 times, and in 5:1, 3, 4, 5. Apocrypha: the Missing Books of the Bible. 2. In critical works of the present day it is customary to speak of the collection of writings now in view as "the Old Testament Apocrypha," because many of the books at least were written in Hebrew, the language of the Old Testament, and because all of them are much more closely allied to the Old Testament than to the New Testament. But this usage is confined to Protestants, since in the eastern church and in the Roman branch of the western church the Old Testament Apocrypha is as much an integral part of the canon as Genesis or Kings or Psalms or Isaiah. (b) When employed in reference to sacred books it is only of those recognized as canonical. The word Deuterocanonical comes from the Greek words Deutero and canona meaning "second canon." This preface to the Scriptures may serve as a "helmeted" introduction to all the books which we turn from Hebrew into Latin, so that we may be assured that what is not found in our list must be placed amongst the Apocryphal writings. ADBOOKMAN. The section contains the following:[38]. The term means 'things hidden away,' which implies secret or esoteric literature. He did not put them in a separate named section, but he did move them to the end of his New Testament. Apocrypha, (from Greek apokryptein, “to hide away”), in biblical literature, works outside an accepted canon of scripture. Assuming this, we have in this verse the first example of apokruphos in the sense "esoteric." <. [30] Luther placed these books between the Old and New Testaments. By a national synod held at Jamnia, near Jaffa, in 90 A.D., the Old Testament canon was practically though not finally closed, and from that date one may say that the limits of the Old Testament were once and for all fixed, no writings being included except those written in Hebrew, the latest of these being as old as 100 B.C. The Orthodox Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, includes the Anagignoskomena in its Old Testament, with the exception of 4 Maccabees. With her he is then driven from the garden, under the curse of brief life and heavy labor, since should he eat-or continue to eat?-of the fruit of the "tree of life," not previously forbidden, he might go on living forever. (Thus some of the additions to Daniel and the Prayer of Manasseh are most probably derived from a Semitic original written in Palestine, yet in compliance with the prevailing opinion they are classed under Hellenistic Jewish literature. Apocrypha Search: Books. The Biblical Antiquities of Philo translated by M. R. James [1917] An alternative pseudepigraphal narrative of the Hebrew Bible from Genesis through 1 Samuel, written in the first century C.E. First of all, neither Jesus nor the apostles ever quoted from the Apocrypha. The British Puritan revolution of the 1600s brought a change in the way many British publishers handled the apocryphal material associated with the Bible. (1) Do such exist?Is there in Hebrew a word or expression denoting "non-canonical," i.e. Concerning these ancient books, the word apocrypha originally meant a text too sacred and secret to be in everyone's hands. Apocrypha of the New Testament. des neutest. Rather, they are referred to as the Anagignoskomena (ἀναγιγνωσκόμενα, "things that are read" or "profitable reading"). The Third Millennium Bible (TMB), New Authorized VersionTM, is an updating of the full and complete text of the Authorized (King James) Version of the Holy Bible, first published in A.D. 1611. "Esoteric" in Greek Philosophy, etc. The persons thus connected with these books are among the most distinguished in the traditions and history of Israel, and there can be no doubt that the object for which such names have been thus used is to add weight and authority to these writings.The late Professor E. Kautzsch of Halle edited a German translation of the Old and New Testament Apocrypha, and of the Pseudepigraphical writings, with excellent introductions and valuable notes by the best German scholars. His Bible was the first major edition to have a separate section called Apocrypha. 1. In Fritzsche, Lib. ... Alexander Walker, Esq. The American Bible Society lifted restrictions on the publication of Bibles with the Apocrypha in 1964. Even Protestant Bibles up to 1827 included the Apocrypha, but as one collection of distinct writings at the end of the Old Testament. IVP Academic, 2010, Location 1478–86 (Kindle Edition). The adjective "apocryphal" came to have among Protestants more and more a disparaging sense. [40] Thus, Bibles printed by English Protestants who separated from the Church of England began to exclude these books. It is clearly taught in the Apocalyptic Esdras (2 or 4 Esd) chapter 14, where it is said that Ezra aided by five amanuenses produced under Divine inspiration 94 sacred books, the writings of Moses and the prophets having been lost when Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed. According to 5:3, 5 Adam is aged 130 years at the birth of Seth and lives to the age of 930 years.3. Brenton's edition of the Septuagint includes all of the Apocrypha found in the King James Bible with the exception of 2 Esdras, which was not in the Septuagint and is no longer extant in Greek. (4) By the Protestant Reformers the term "apocrypha" ("apocryphal" "books" being understood) came to stand for what is now called the "Old Testament Apocrypha." "The Canon of Scripture". Perhaps if the Greek original of this book had been preserved the word "apocrypha" would have been found as an epithetic attached to the 70 books. Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinople (806-15 A.D.) in his chronography (belonging essentially to 500 A.D. according to Zahn) divides sacred books thus:(1) the canonical books of the Old Testament and New Testament;(2) the Antilegomena of both Testaments;(3) the Apocrypha of both Testaments.The details of the Apocrypha of the New Testament are thus enumerated:(1) Enoch;(2) The 12 Patriarchs;(3) The Prayer of Joseph;(4) The Testament of Moses;(5) The Assumption of Moses;(6) Abram;(7) Eldad and Modad;(8) Elijah the Prophet;(9) Zephaniah the Prophet;(10) Zechariah, father of John;(11) The Pseudepigrapha of Baruch, Habakkuk, Ezekiel and Daniel.The books of the New Testament Apocrypha are thus given:(1) The Itinerary of Paul;(2) The Itinerary of Peter;(3) The Itinerary of John;(4) The Itinerary of Thomas;(5) The Gospel according to Thomas;(6) The Teaching of the Apostles (the Didache);(7) and (8) The Two Epistles of Clement;(9) Epistles of Ignatius, Polycarp and Hermas.The above lists are repeated in the so-called Synopsis of Athanasius. The remaining 70 were to be kept for the exclusive use of the "wise among the people": i.e. They reasoned that not printing the Apocrypha within the Bible would prove to be less costly to produce. The former of these I have also found in Hebrew, titled not Ecclesiasticus as among the Latins, but Parables, to which were joined Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs, as though it made of equal worth the likeness not only of the number of the books of Solomon, but also the kind of subjects. Mem. Notwithstanding the doubt which Ryle (Canon of the Old Testament, 156) casts on the matter, all the evidence goes to show that the Septuagint and therefore the other great Greek versions included the Apocrypha from the first onward.But how comes it to be that the Greek Old Testament is more extensive than the Hebrew Old Testament? All King James Bibles published before 1666 included the Apocrypha,[41] though separately to denote them as not equal to Scripture proper, as noted by Jerome in the Vulgate, to which he gave the name, "The Apocrypha. John Wycliffe (died 1384) puts the Apocrypha together at the end of the Old Testament and the same course was taken by Luther (1546) in his great German and by Miles Coverdale (died 1568) in his English translation.5. (2) In the narrative of Genesis 1 the recurrence of identical expressions is almost rigidly uniform, but in the case of man the unique statement occurs (verse 27), "Male and female created he them." (2) Hellenistic.In Hellenistic Greek as represented by the Septuagint and the New Testament there is no essential departure from classical usage. [15] The Protestant Apocrypha contains three books (1 Esdras, 2 Esdras and the Prayer of Manasseh) that are accepted by many Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches as canonical, but are regarded as non-canonical by the Catholic Church and are therefore not included in modern Catholic Bibles.[16]. There are over 260 quotations of the Old Testament in the New Testament and not one of them is from these books. (See, for example, Codex Vaticanus, Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Alexandrinus, Vulgate, and Peshitta.) [19], In his prologue to the books of Solomon, he says:[20]. The 1538 Myles Coverdale Bible contained an Apocrypha that excluded Baruch and the Prayer of Manasseh. able of being understood by no others. The Vulgate manuscripts included prologues,[17] in which Jerome clearly identified certain books of the older Old Latin Old Testament version as apocryphal – or non-canonical – even though they might be read as scripture. The Anglican Communion accepts "the Apocrypha for instruction in life and manners, but not for the establishment of doctrine (Article VI in the Thirty-Nine Articles)",[13] and many "lectionary readings in The Book of Common Prayer are taken from the Apocrypha", with these lessons being "read in the same ways as those from the Old Testament". In the prologue to Ezra Jerome states that the third book and fourth book of Ezra are apocryphal; while the two books of Ezra in the Vetus Latina version, translating Ezra A and Ezra B of the Septuagint, are 'variant examples' of the same Hebrew original. Then it came to signify what is obscure, recondite, hard to understand (Xen. ORIGINAL LANGUAGES OF THE APOCRYPHAVI. Yet the fact that these books are mentioned at all show that they were more highly esteemed than heathen and than even heretical Christian writings. Original Meanings:(1) Classical.The Greek adjective apokruphos, denotes strictly "hidden," "concealed," of a material object (Eurip. 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