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whats your definition of apochrypha? its not the meaning that it means false doctrine?

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  • 1 month ago

    it more means of uncertain origin and validity.  It is not a declaration of falsehood in any way at all.  They are not apocrypha because they are known to be lies.  Just the opposite: they don't know for sure that they are true or too altered from the original to be considered as truth in total.  If they knew they were falsehoods, they would say so.  They would not use a fancy word to cover it up.

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  • Zirp
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    1 month ago

    It does not mean "false doctrine"

    A few centuries after Christ, the proto-catholics got together to decide which books would become "the bible". The books they did NOT include became "apocryph".

    It is in no way *my* definition,  and questions about the answerer are not even allowed on Y!A

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  • 1 month ago

    My definition doesn't matter. Use a dictionary to get a real definition.   noun  singular:    biblical or related writings not forming part of the accepted canon of Scripture.    Writings or reports not considered genuine.

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  • 1 month ago

    In terms of the Bible, I tend to think of the word as pointing to texts that either did not add to Christian dogma, or contradicted it is some small way, like money being able to buy forgiveness in one of the texts. 

    But most of the texts are ignorable, rather than hidden or false doctrines

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