Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to apocryphal: Apocryphal gospels
References in periodicals archive ?
Janet Spittler, "Wild Kingdom: Animal Episodes in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles" (65-77) shows that the frequent animal-related episodes in the apocryphal Acts of the Apostles do not merely serve the purpose of entertainment.
Still, during this same time period (the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries), Christian scholars were likewise identifying apocryphal sources for the New Testament.
Murdoch is also concerned in this book with the question of what constitutes an apocryphal or pseudepigraphic text.
Lutherans generally pay too little attention to the apocryphal literature, even though Luther included the books in his complete German translation.
The apocryphal books that are a part of the Roman Catholic canon but excluded from the Protested canon are explained.
Significant use of these sources surface only in chapter 4, where the point is that apocryphal literature represents a shift away from Simon the gnostic to Simon the magician.
When one compares the Qu'ran's description of the birth of Mary with the apocryphal Gospel of the birth of Mary, one is tempted to believe that Mohammed very much depended upon the latter.
One liquidity maven at a top bank trading desk in New York tells an apocryphal tale of how a certain hedge fund went down because of a squabble between two principals, ending in messy litigation and uncertainty for the fund's counterparties.
Assorted texts deemed apocryphal by the church served up variations on and additions to the stories told by the four evangelists, and inspired a distinctive vein of artwork spanning centuries.
The audio-book edition of The Gospel Of Thomas: New Perspectives On Jesus' Message as written and read by Elaine Pagels (Professor of Religion, Princeton University, New Jersey) offers an informed and informative perspective with respect to the attributes and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented through the interpretive ideals of Apostle Thomas as revealed in his apocryphal gospel.
I was struck how good their work was: not the apocryphal 'black cloak' figures, but coming out of a semi-commercial background and then progressively toughening up their act.
Whether the quote was apocryphal or tongue-in-cheek, McGruder is not generally so demure.