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APOCRYPHAL [əˈpäkrəfəl]

ADJECTIVE
apocryphal (adjective)

  • (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.
  • of or belonging to the Apocrypha.
Synonyms: fictitious . made-up . untrue . fabricated . false . spurious . imaginary . mythical . legendary . dubious . doubtful . debatable . questionable . unverified . unauthenticated . unsubstantiated . unsupported . authentic . true .

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1. Apocryphal definition is - of doubtful authenticity : spurious

2. How to use Apocryphal in a sentence

3. Did You Know? Synonym Discussion of Apocryphal.

4. Apocryphal definition, of doubtful authorship or authenticity

5. Erroneous; fictitious: "Wildly Apocryphal rumors about starvation in Petrograd raced through Russia's trenches" (W

6. Fragments of lost Apocryphal books

7. The New Testament quotes from the Old Testament hundreds of times, but nowhere quotes or alludes to any of the Apocryphal / Deuterocanonical books.

8. Apocryphal writings during the time of the Old Testament writings

9. •Many of the Apocryphal books teach heresy, contrary to the Word of God

10. The Apocryphal acts purport to relate the lives or careers of various biblical figures, including most of the apostles; the epistles, gospels, and others are ascribed to such figures

11. Apocryphal stories sprang up about him, but there was generally a generous basis of fact for the yarns.

12. The Apocrypha generally consists of 14 booklets of which 1 and 2 Maccabees and 1 Esdras are the main documents and form the bulk of the Apocryphal writings

13. The Apocryphal writings, however, are almost exclusively pseudepigraphical—i.e., written in the name of apostles or disciples or concerning individual apostles

14. Not just the 14 'Apocryphal' books, but the entire Old Testament (Hebrew and Greek alike)

15. ‘The Apocryphal gospels uniformly insisted that Joseph was an old widower who was not Mary's husband, but her ‘guardian.’’ ‘In both the biblical book of Proverbs and the Apocryphal book of Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom is personified and is said to participate in God's creative activity.’

16. An Apocryphal story is one which is probably not true or did not happen, but which may give a true picture of someone or something

17. This may well be an Apocryphal story

18. There are various other versions of this -- probably Apocryphal -- story

19. Synonyms: dubious, legendary, doubtful, questionable More Synonyms of Apocryphal

20. Apocryphal Meaning: "of doubtful authenticity," from apocrypha + -al (1)

21. Middle English had apocrive (late 14c.) in same… See definitions of Apocryphal.

22. As we might expect, a large number of Apocryphal works were attached to Peter, the Prince of the Apostles, such as Acts and an Apocalypse

23. Examples of Apocryphal in a sentence

24. Although everyone has heard the Apocryphal story of the tooth fairy, there is no way such a magical creature exists

25. 🔊 Even though people know the Apocryphal account of the shipwreck is false, they still tell the tale over and over again

26. 🔊 The old man often shared Apocryphal ghost stories with anyone

27. The Apocryphal story is not supported by any authority that I have met with.: A tale is told of the origin of the names of some of the islands, which is original, if Apocryphal.: And the private life of Columbus is epitomised in the Apocryphal story of making an egg stand on end.: It has a certain Apocryphal reputation and is not regarded on a par with the other contents of the Poetic Edda.

28. Apocrypha of the New Testament — Unknown The portion of the volume, extending from page 361 to page 476, comprising the Apocryphal Gospels properly so called, consists of twenty-two separate documents, of which ten are written in Greek and twelve in Latin.

29. Definition of Apocryphal adjective in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

30. Apocrypha: Bible Apocrypha, Apocrypha of the New Testament, Apocryphal Gospels, Apocryphal Acts, and other books of the Apocrypha! Home > Apocrypha

31. Apocryphal NEW TESTAMENT.The collective title given to a number of documents, ranging in date from the early Christian centuries to the Middle Ages and even into modern times, all similar in form to the NT books (gospels, epistles, Acts, apocalypses) but never finally received into the canon of Scripture (for following titles see separate articles).

32. The Apocryphal gospels are so named since they were not prominent in the early church

33. The Apocryphal Gospels is much more than an annotated guide to the Gospels

34. Much of what we know about Jesus today comes from Apocryphal sources rather than the Bible

35. The Apocryphal Jesus is your chance to learn about the early Christian world from a variety of sources-many of which have been considered heretical

36. The Apocryphal texts were sourced from various places across Europe and Egypt and mostly written in ancient Greek or Latin

37. Also useful is The Apocryphal New Testament, ed

38. The Apocryphal writings of early Christians have a reputation for being heretical because they are not part of the New Testament's 27 canonical books

39. Apocryphal meaning, definition, what is Apocryphal: an Apocryphal story is well-known but pr: Learn more.

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