Apocrypha Arabica

Margaret Dunlop Gibson

This text is a transcription and translation of an Arabic Christian manuscript discovered by Margaret Gibson in 1893 and first published in 1901. The text includes ‘The Book of the Rolls’, a retelling of early Biblical events; and, stories of Aphikia, a virtuous woman from the time of King Solomon. The printed version of this book contains a third…

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The Apocrypha

The Apocrypha

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The Biblical Apocrypha are a collection of writings that were found in some editions of the Bible, between the Old and New Testaments. This scanned PDF has the following Apocryphal books within it; Esdras, Tobit, Judith, The Rest Of Esther, The Wisdom Of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch With The Epistle Of Jeremiah, The Song Of The Three…

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The Apocrypha

The Apocrypha

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The Apocrypha refer to texts which are left out of officially sanctioned versions (‘canon’) of the Bible. The term means ‘things hidden away,’ which implies secret or esoteric literature. However, none of these texts were ever considered secret. In some Protestant Bibles, they are placed between the New and Old Testament. In the Roman Catholic Bibles…

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The Book of Enoch

The Book Of Enoch

R. H. Charles

The Book Of Enoch, written during the second century B.C.E., is one of the most important non-canonical apocryphal works, and probably had a huge influence on early Christian, particularly Gnostic, beliefs. Filled with hallucinatory visions of heaven and hell, angels and devils, Enoch introduced concepts such as fallen angels, the appearance…

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The Book of Enoch the Prophet

The Book of Enoch the Prophet

Richard Laurence

The book of Enoch is one of the strangest of the books left out of the Biblical canon. Filled with goetic angels and demons, and visions of inconceivable lands beyond the sky, writers have tied Enoch into everything from archaeoastronomy, Astrology, Alchemy, the Kabbalah, and Gnosticism. Before the 1917, R. H. Charles translation of the…

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The Book of Jubilees

The Book of Jubilees

R. H. Charles

The Book of Jubilees, sometimes called Lesser Genesis, is an ancient Jewish religious work of 50 chapters, considered canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as well as Ethiopian Jews, where it is known as the Book of Division. Jubilees is considered one of the pseudepigrapha by Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Churches.

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The Book of the Bee

The Book of the Bee

E. A. Wallis Budge

The Book of the Bee is a collection of theological and historical texts compiled by Solomon of Akhlat in the thirteenth century. The book discusses various topics including the creation, heaven and earth, the angels, darkness, paradise, Old Testament patriarchs, New Testament events, lists of kings and patriarchs, and the final day of resurrection…

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The Book of the Cave of Treasures

The Book of the Cave of Treasures

E. A. Wallis Budge

With over 30 illustrations. The Book of the Cave of Treasures is a sixth century Christian sacred history written by a Jacobite. The text is attributed to Ephrem Syrus, who was born at Nisibis soon after AD 306 and died in 373, but it is now generally believed that its current form is 6th century or newer. The assertion that the Cave of Treasures…

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Chronicles of Jerahmeel

Chronicles of Jerahmeel

Moses Gaster

This is Moses Gaster’s translation of the Chronicles of Jerahmeel which is a voluminous work that draws largely on Pseudo-Philo’s earlier history of Biblical events and is of special interest because it includes Hebrew and Aramaic versions of certain deuterocanonical books in the Septuagint. The text runs from the void before Creation, through the…

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The Extra-Canonical Life of Christ

The Extra-Canonical Life of Christ

Bernhard Pick

Being a Record of the Acts and Sayings of Jesus of Nazareth Drawn from Uninspired Sources. Chapters include; Comprising Narratives Referring To The Life Of Mary, And The Birth, Childhood, And Boyhood Of Jesus; The boyhood of Jesus—His several Deeds And Miracles; The flight into Egypt—Miracles Performed By Jesus On The Way To Egypt…

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The Kolbrin

The Kolbrin

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The Kolbrin is a collection of ancient manuscripts said to have been salvaged from the Glastonbury Abbey arson in 1184. It is considered part of the Apocrypha by some, while others place it into the category of Modern pseudepigrapha. Unfortunately, the Kolbrin Bible has no authority beyond that claimed by its original publishers…

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The Lost Books of the Bible

The Lost Books of the Bible

Rutherford H. Platt, Jr

Fully illustrated. This is a collection of New Testament Apocrypha, including many works which were read by the early Christians, but which were later excluded from the canonical Bible. It includes accounts of the young Jesus, particularly the Gospel of Mary and the Protevangelion, which provides additional folklore about the birth and…

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