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Apocryphal gospels

plural noun
accounts of Christ’s life that are not recognized as part of the New Testament
Historical Examples

The basis of the tale which Italian painters told for century after century is found in two of the apocryphal gospels.
A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools Various

They must not be confounded with the apocryphal gospels of a later age.
Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows

We find no trace of this dogma, either in the canonical or in the apocryphal gospels.
A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

The episode appears in an elaborate form in the apocryphal gospels.
The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire T. R. Glover

This is the doctrine to be found in the apocryphal gospels, and was taught by the Fathers of the Church.
Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions T. W. Doane

The apocryphal gospels are passed by as not worth using in this list.
A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life of Christ Archibald Thomas Robertson

The apocryphal gospels contain many, and some are preserved by Persian and Arabian poets.
Solomon and Solomonic Literature Moncure Daniel Conway

The story I have not traced, but it may have come from an Irish version of one of the apocryphal gospels.
Legends of Saints & Sinners Douglas Hyde

They dwell much on the circumstance of the first heretics suffering even death itself in defence of these apocryphal gospels.
A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

It also led to the conception of the marvelous legend of the cross in the apocryphal gospels and ancient traditions.
The Catacombs of Rome William Henry Withrow


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