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  • Since 1826, most protestant Bibles have excluded the Apocrypha.
  • The Russian Orthodox church accepts the Apocrypha as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status as the Roman Catholic church.
  • He was a quick fellow, and when hot from play, would toss himself in a corner, and in five minutes be deep in any sort of book that he could lay his hands on: if it were Rasselas or Gulliver, so much the better, but Bailey’s Dictionary would do, or the Bible with the Apocrypha in it.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • And yet one grows up with all kinds of apocrypha and lore, yes?
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • He sometimes has us copy from Old King James, but prefers to use the American Translation that includes his peculiarly beloved Apocrypha.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Pastor Falk was saying that this person was enthralled by esoteric sources, specifically the Apocrypha.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Camerlegno Carlo Ventresca had purloined the key and ventured inside; the myth of what the vault contained was bewitching-the original manuscript for the fourteen unpublished books of the Bible known as the Apocrypha, the third prophecy of Fatima, the first two having come true and the third so terrifying the church would never reveal it.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • 8 The most recent editor of the Greek text of The Iliad, Martin L. West, has translated this material for The Loeb Classical Library: Homeric Hymns, Homeric Apocrypha, Lives of Homer (Cambridge, Mass., 2003) and Greek Epic Fragments from the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries B.C. (Cambridge, Mass., 2003).
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • And he laughed, and said that strictly speaking it was not, as the story was in the Apocrypha.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • But wee are to give credit to the Canonicall Scripture, whatsoever be written in the Apocrypha.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan

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  • He was a quick fellow, and when hot from play, would toss himself in a corner, and in five minutes be deep in any sort of book that he could lay his hands on: if it were Rasselas or Gulliver, so much the better, but Bailey’s Dictionary would do, or the Bible with the Apocrypha in it.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • And on some mornings, when he read in the Apocrypha, of which he was very fond, the son of Sirach’s keen-edged words would bring a delighted smile, though he also enjoyed the freedom of occasionally differing from an Apocryphal writer.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • —The leaning of sophists towards the bypaths of apocrypha is a constant quantity, John Eglinton detected.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Two minutes later, a flood of frightened bourgeois who were fleeing through the Rue Amelot and the Rue Basse, encountered the lad brandishing his pistol and singing:— La nuit on ne voit rien, Le jour on voit tres bien, D’un ecrit apocrypha Le bourgeois s’ebouriffe, Pratiquez la vertu, Tutu, chapeau pointu!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • That is one pet project of the Reverend’s: getting other Baptists to swallow the Apocrypha.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Then he said the Apocrypha was a book where they’d put all the stories from Biblical times that they’d decided should not go into the Bible.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • This morning he was preaching on Bel in the temple, from the Apocrypha.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Father has always stood firm on the Apocrypha, though most other preachers look down on him for it.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • And so perhaps are some of those Books which are called Apocrypha, if left out of the Canon, not for inconformity of Doctrine with the rest, but only because they are not found in the Hebrew.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • I’ve heard about the books of the Apocrypha but have never read them.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • On the other hand, the Apocrypha are included in the old Greek translation of the Bible.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • "You don’t happen to have a copy of the Apocrypha, do you?"
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Apocrypha were actually published as a state report from the Bible Commission in the eighties.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Blomkvist spent two hours in the garden behind his cabin going through the Apocrypha without gaining a single insight.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He put away the Apocrypha and got into his tracksuit, locking the door before he set off.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • If you include the Apocrypha, which of course he always did.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The Greek word apokryphos means ’hidden,’ and the Apocrypha are therefore the hidden books which some consider highly controversial and others think should be included in the Old Testament.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • SONG OF THE THREE CHILDREN, 719 THE APOCRYPHA Rachel Price THE EQUATORIAL I AM FOREVER GETTING COMPLIMENTS on my spotless complexion, but let me tell you a little secret.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • "So if someone has a passion for religion, it’s not unthinkable that the Apocrypha will pop up on their reading list, or that someone like Pastor Falk would be upset by this."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Apocrypha were deleted from the Hebrew Bible—not because Jewish scholars mistrusted their content but simply because they were written after the time when God’s revelatory work was concluded.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Martin Luther deleted the Apocrypha from the Reformation’s Bible and later Calvin declared that the Apocrypha absolutely must not serve as the basis for convictions in matters of faith.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Martin Luther deleted the Apocrypha from the Reformation’s Bible and later Calvin declared that the Apocrypha absolutely must not serve as the basis for convictions in matters of faith.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • For example, the Apocrypha claim that magic can be practised and that lies in certain cases may be permissible, and such statements, of course, upset dogmatic interpreters of Scripture.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • She had linked a number of Bible quotes to a series of murders and then had methodically read not only her Bible but also the Apocrypha, and she had developed an interest in Catholicism.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • And if the Books of Apocrypha (which are recommended to us by the Church, though not for Canonicall, yet for profitable Books for our instruction) may in this point be credited, the Scripture was set forth in the form wee have it in, by Esdras; as may appear by that which he himself saith, in the second book, chapt.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • What Books these are, is sufficiently known, without a Catalogue of them here; and they are the same that are acknowledged by St. Jerome, who holdeth the rest, namely, the Wisdome of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, Judith, Tobias, the first and second of Maccabees, (though he had seen the first in Hebrew) and the third and fourth of Esdras, for Apocrypha.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Encountering the Apocrypha is almost unavoidable if you’re studying the Bible or the Catholic faith, and it’s equally probable that someone who is interested in esoterica in general might read them."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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