The Apocrypha was included in Luther’s 1534 Bible, which printed between the Old and New Testaments with this explanatory note: “Apocrypha: These books are not held equal to the Sacred Scriptures, and yet are useful and good for reading.” Sources. A Dictionary for United Methodists, “Apocrypha.” Alan K.
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The first volume of New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures (co-edited with Brent Landau) was published just over a year ago. Even before the book went to press, we were planning the contents of volume 2, and included a preliminary list of its contents at the end of the introduction. There have been some changes to that list, even some changes to the names given to the texts, and I present the (hopefully) finalized table of contents below. All of the contributors are making a final push at submitting their work over the next few months and we are on track for sending the manuscript to the publisher at the end of the summer. There are 38 texts in total, at least four never before published, about ten translated for the first time in a modern language, and many of the remainder appearing in English for the first time. Of particular interest are a group of texts relating to the birth and martyrdom of John the Baptist and a selection of apocryphal apocalypses of John.
- Compilation of little-known and never-before-published apocryphal Christian texts in English translation This anthology of ancient nonbiblical Christian literature presents informed introductions to and readable translations of a wide range of little-known apocryphal texts, most of which have never before been translated into any modern language.
- A compilation of apocryphal Christian texts, many translated into English for the first time, with comprehensive introductions. This second volume of New Testament Apocrypha continues the work of the first by making available to English readers more apocryphal texts.Twenty-nine texts are featured, including The Adoration of the Magi and The Life of Mary Magdalene, each carefully introduced.
Pseudo-Eusebius of Caesarea, On the Star by Brent Landau
The Adoration of the Magi by Adam McCollum
The Rebellion of Dimas by Mark Glenn Bilby
The Hospitality and Perfume of the Bandit by Mark Glenn Bilby
A Homily on the Life of Jesus by Timothy Pettipiece
Severian of Gabala, An Encomium on the Apostles by Alin Suciu Free adobe illustrator cs3 for mac.
The Book of the Rooster by Pierluigi Piovanelli
Pseudo-Evodius, On the Passion and Resurrection, by Dylan M. Burns
The Healing of Tiberias by Zbigniew Izydorczyk
The Decapitation of John the Baptist by Tony Burke
The Birth of John the Baptist by Tony Burke
The Martyrdom of Zechariah by Tony Burke and Sarah Veale
The Invention of John the Baptist’s Head by Paul Dilley
The Story of Joseph of Arimathea by Bradley Rice
The Life of Judas by Brandon Hawk and Mari Mamyan
The Life of Mary Magdalene by Christine Luckritz-Marquis
The Epistle of James to Quadratus by Brent Landau (University of Texas at Austin) and Bradley Rice (McGill University)
The Catechesis of Ps.-Basil of Caesarea/Letter of Luke by Paul Dilley
The Epistle of Pelagius by Adam McCollum
The Acts of Andrew and Philemon by Ivan Miroshnikov
The Acts of John in the City of Rome by Janet Spittler
The Acts of Nereus and Achilleus by Richard Pervo
The Act of Peter in Ashdod by Cambry Pardee
The Preaching of Peter in the City of Rome by James Walters
The Voyages of Peter by James Walters
The Exhortation of the Apostle Peter by James Walters
The History of Philip in the City of Carthage by Robert A. Kitchen
The Minor Acts of Thomas by Jonathan Holste and Janet Spittler
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1 Apocryphal Apocalypse of John by Rick Brannan
The Apocalypse of John Chrysostom (2 Apocryphal Apocalypse of John) by Jeannie Sellick, Rebecca Draughon, and Janet Spittler
The Questions of James to John (3 Apocryphal Apocalypse of John) by Kate Gibbons
4 Apocryphal Apocalypse of John by Chance Bonar
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Dialogue between the Redeemer and John by Philip Tite
The Mysteries of John by Hugo Lundhaug
The Investiture of Gabriel by Lance Jennott
The Investiture of Michael by Lloyd Abercrombie and Hugo Lundhaug
The Revelation of Thomas by Matthias Geigenfeind
The Teaching of the Apostles by Witold Witakowski
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If the Apocrypha were Holy Writ for the Old Testament, it would have been penned in Hebrew/Aramaic. It would have been recognized commonly by Jews as Holy Scripture which it is not. The books of the Apocrypha were written afterwards in the Greek language before Messiah opened the Kingdom of God to the gentiles.
That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation. – LUKE 11:50-51
The Old Testament canon is closed with Chronicles as the last book in the Hebrew Bible wherein is written of the murder of Zechariah between the altar and temple.
The Apocrypha, if actually quoted in The New Testament, is never quoted recognizing the work as Holy Scripture. Never are Apocryphal passages displayed saying, “It is written”. Therein is no recognition of Apocryphal quotes as being Holy Writ.
Jesus also said…
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.
– LUKE 24:44-45
There is no mention by Jesus of Apocryphal writings as needing to be fulfilled about Him since these writings do not carry God’s authorship. The prophets who were prior to Apocrypha writers were held in authority. It is revealed through the words of the Holy Bible that Jesus Christ Himself denounced the Apocrypha.
The Apocrypha is written according to man’s worldly nature and spirit and not after the Spirit of God. Passages from these Deuterocanonical writings are often cited noting their contradiction with the gospel teachings of the New Testament. Other books in the New Testament are also quoted that are neither Apocrypha nor Old Testament. The presence of these quotes in the New Testament do not make the books they were quoted from Holy Scripture.
There is some legitimate history in some of the Apocrypha as in the Maccabean writings although faults have been found with historical accounts in Apocrypha. However, writings such as Judith are sheer fiction which depict the necessity of Daniel to resolve a dispute requiring the mere separation of witnesses for questioning. Did it require the wisdom of Daniel to know how to divide two men to question them in a matter in order to find resolution?
It has also been noted that the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox hold to differing Apocrypha as canonical for their Bibles.
Find out more in depth why the Apocrypha is not the inspired word of God…
Why Were the Books of the Old Testament Apocrypha Rejected as Holy Scripture by the Protestants?
by Don Stewart