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Noun: Apocrypha  u'pó-kri-fu
  1. 14 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

Type of: religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing

Part of: Old Testament

Encyclopedia: Apocrypha