noun (often used with a singular verb)
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How to use apocrypha in a sentence
What was new to them was not the fact of the assumption but the detailed incidents with which the Apocrypha embroidered it.Our Lady Saint Mary|J. G. H. Barry
In 1879 the Bishop went up the river to Wuchang, and began the translation of the Apocrypha.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ|Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
The Prophets, the Hagiographa, and the Apocrypha were translated at various times during the succeeding three hundred years.The Bible|John E. Remsburg
In the Apocrypha the animal itself, and its use in war, is mentioned; in the old Sanscrit writings it frequently appears.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
Regarding these Apocrypha the attitude of the church changed a good deal during our period.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation|Ernst Von Dobschutz
British Dictionary definitions for apocrypha
noun the Apocrypha (functioning as singular or plural)
Word Origin for Apocrypha
Cultural definitions for apocrypha
Religious writings that have been accepted as books of the Bible (see also Bible) by some groups but not by others. The Roman Catholic Church, for example, includes seven books, such as Judith, I and II Maccabees, and Ecclesiasticus, in the Old Testament that Jews (see also Jews) and Protestants do not consider part of the Bible. Some churches may read the Apocrypha for inspiration but not to establish religious doctrine.