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Apoʹcrypha

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Those books included in the Septuagint and Vulgate versions of the Old Testament, but not considered to be parts of the original canon. They are accepted as canonical by Catholics, but not by Protestants, and are not printed in Protestant Bibles in ordinary circulation. The word means hidden (Greek, apokrupto), “because they were wont to be read not openly… . but, as it were, in secret and apart” (Bible, 1539, Preface to the Apocrypha). As the reason why these books are not received as canonical is because either their genuineuess or their authenticity is doubtful, therefore the word “apocryphal” means not genuine or not authentic.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Apellēs
Apemantus
A-per-se
Apex
Aphrodite
Apioius
A-pigga-back
Apis
Aplomb
Apocalyptic Number
Apocrypha
Apollinarians
Apollo
Apollo Belvidere [Bel-ve-dear]
Apollodoros
Apollonius
Apollyon
Apostate (The)
A posteriori [Latin, from the latter]
Apostles
Apostles, where buried