HyperDic: apocrypha

English > 1 sense of the word Apocrypha:
NOUNcommunicationApocrypha14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible
English > Apocrypha: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaning14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status.
Category ofHolofernes(Apocrypha) the Assyrian general who was decapitated by the biblical heroine Judith
JudithJewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha
Part ofOld TestamentThe collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people
PartsAdditions to EstherAn Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Esther
Baruch, Book of BaruchAn Apocryphal book ascribed to Baruch
Bel and the DragonAn Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
Ben Sira, Sirach, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom of Jesus the Son of SirachAn Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect)
II Esdras, 2 EsdrasAn Apocryphal book of angelic revelations
II Maccabees, 2 MaccabeesAn Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus
I Esdra, 1 EsdrasAn Apocryphal book consisting of a compilation from I Chronicles and II Chronicles and Ezra and Nehemiah
I Maccabees, 1 MaccabeesAn Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus
Judith, Book of JudithAn Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people
Letter of Jeremiah, Epistle of JeremiahAn Apocryphal book consisting of a letter ascribed to Jeremiah to the Jews in exile in Babylon warning them against idolatry
Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three ChildrenAn Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
Susanna, Book of SusannaAn Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
Tobit, Book of TobitAn Apocryphal book that was a popular novel for several centuries
Wisdom of Solomon, WisdomAn Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation / meditation on wisdom / wisdom
Broadersacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious textwriting that is venerated for the worship of a deity
Spanishapócrifos, libros apócrifos
Catalanapòcrifs, llibres apòcrifs
AdjectivesApocryphalof or belonging to the Apocrypha

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