APOCRYPHA

APOCRYPHA
sic libri dicti, qui publice primo non legebantur in Ecclesia. Ludovicus Vives, in l. 1.5. de Civ. Dei c. 23. Vel, quia apud Iudaeos, a facra illa crypta, in qua libri Canonici asser vabantur, abfuerunt: Augustin. l. 11. contra Faustum, c. 2. Epiphanius, de Pond. et Mens. Damascen. l. 4. c. 18. Horum quidam Utiles olim censebantur, quos Ecclesia quidem legit, sed intra Canonicas scripturas non recepit, Hieron. Praef. in libr. Salom. Ut, liber Iuditae, Tobias, libb. 2. Maccabaeorum, Sapientiae, Ecclesiasticus: Baruch, Additiones ad Denielen=m et Estheram, Canticum trium puerorum, Historia Susannae et Beli. l. 2. et 3. Esrae. Vide quemque suô locô. Alii Noxii: ut Euangelium Thomae, Nicodemi, Luciani, etc. de quibus hîc sermo non est. Priores in pretio primitus esse coeperunt, partim propter materiam, videl. pietatis doctrinam; partim etiam propter historiae sacrae continuationem: sic secernebantur a libris profanis. Dein coniuncti fuerunt cum libris Canonicis, eôdem volumine. Tertio, legi coeperunt in Ecclesia propter rud ores, ad mores eorum formandos et excitandos, firmandosque animos ad constantiam Confessionis, exemplis Mattyrum, vide Can. 47. Concil. Carthag. qui tamen abusus, et confusio librorum, iam olim damnate est, a Synodo Laodicena Can. 57. Tandem Conciliô Florentinô et Tridentinô par iis cum Canonicis auctoritas data est. Vide Frid. Spanhemii Disputat. de auctoritate Libr. Apocryphorum: Auctorum vero, qui in libros Apocryphos commentati sunt, elenchum exhibet Guil. Crowaeus, in Elencho scriptor. in S. Scripturam.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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  • Apocrypha — (from the Greek word Polytonic|ἀπόκρυφα, meaning those having been hidden away [Specifically, Polytonic|ἀπόκρυφα is the neuter plural of ἀπόκρυφος, a participle derived from the verb ἀποκρύπτω [infinitive: ἀποκρύπτειν] , to hide something away .] …   Wikipedia

  • Apocrypha — • A long article with a comments on each Apocryphal book. Classified according to origin Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Apocrypha     Apocrypha      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Apocrypha — A*poc ry*pha, n. pl., but often used as sing. with pl. {Apocryphas}. [L. apocryphus apocryphal, Gr. ? hidden, spurious, fr. ? to hide; ? from + ? to hide.] 1. Something, as a writing, that is of doubtful authorship or authority; formerly used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apocrypha — ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. or pl. ) ▪ those books of the Old Testament not accepted as part of Hebrew scripture and excluded from the Protestant Bible at the Reformation. ORIGIN from Latin apocrypha scripta hidden writings …   English terms dictionary

  • apocrypha — [ə päk′rə fə] pl.n. [ME apocrifa < LL(Ec) apocrypha (pl. of apocryphus) < Gr apokryphos, hidden, obscure < apokryptein < apo , away + kryptein, to hide: see CRYPT] 1. any writings, anecdotes, etc., of doubtful authenticity or… …   English World dictionary

  • Apocrypha — Apocrypha, the a collection of Jewish writings which form part of the ↑Old Testament in some bibles. They do not appear in the ↑Hebrew bible, or many modern bibles …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Apocrypha — late 14c., neuter plural of L.L. apocryphus secret, not approved for public reading, from Gk. apokryphos hidden; obscure, thus (books) of unknown authorship (especially those included in the Septuagint and Vulgate but not originally written in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Apocrypha —    The term Apocrypha generally refers to those ancient Hebrew books that were originally included in the Latin Vulgate Bible compiled and edited by St. Jerome (c. 347 419/420), even though they were not considered canonical by most Jews at the… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • apocrypha — /euh pok reuh feuh/, n. (often used with a sing. v.) 1. (cap.) a group of 14 books, not considered canonical, included in the Septuagint and the Vulgate as part of the Old Testament, but usually omitted from Protestant editions of the Bible. See… …   Universalium

  • Apocrypha — After the Fall of Jerusalem (70 CE) the future of Judaism was maintained by rabbis of the Pharisaic tradition. They accepted as authoritative the twenty four books of the Hebrew scriptures but rejected a number of Jewish works which were used in… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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