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Singular of Apocrypha.

[Greek apokruphon, neuter singular of apokruphos, hidden, unknown; see Apocrypha.]


n, pl -pha (-fə)
something that is regarded as probably untrue
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The Genesis Apocryphon displays relationships with other Second Temple Literature, most prominently with 1 Enoch and Jubilees, which, according to Bernstein, assist in establishing a temporal sequence of the texts.
Examples of the latter include "The Qumran Manuscripts: Contents and Significance"; "The Vocabulary of the Qumran Sectarian Texts"; "Sectarian and Nonsectarian Texts from Qumran: The Pertinence and Use of a Taxonomy"; "Between Sectarian and Nonsectarian: The Case of the Apocryphon of Joshua"; "Between Qumran Sectarian and Qumran Nonsectarian Texts: The Case of Belial and Mastema"; and "Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha at Qumran.
Michiela, The Dead Sea Genesis Apocryphon (Leiden: Brill, 2009) pp.
Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem on the life and the passion of Christ; a Coptic apocryphon.
Its title comes from the Apocryphon of John, a second century Gnostic gospel, where the "luminous Epinoia" is a heterodox version of Eve, a physical extension of Adam and a helper who will restore to him the full, creative vision of religious experience.
The book also contributes to scholarship on the particular early Christian texts that are at the heart of this work: namely, Hebrews, the Epistle to Diognetus, the Shepherd of Hermas, and the Apocryphon of James.
Also influenced by Enochic traditions at Qumran: the Genesis Apocryphon, 1Q19, 4Q180-181, 4Q247, the Damascus Document (see CD 2:16-20), Aramaic Levi, 1QH 12:29-40.
61) On the Aramaic (and Hebrew) substrata to the Apocryphon of
In addition to the four biblical gospels and "Book of Revelations", this ancient sources include Christian Gnostic writings and New Testament Apocrypha ranging from "The Book of Thomas", to "The Gospel of Mary", to "The Apocryphon of James", to "The Sophia of Jesus Christ", to "The Acts of John", to the "Epistle of Titus", to "The Apocalypse of Peter".
Serendipitously, a small Dead Sea Scroll fragment from the Genesis Apocryphon was at the Getty Conservation Institute for study as to why it was deteriorating so rapidly.
In the Apocryphon of John, it is written that "This is the first thought, his image; she became the womb of everything for it is she who is prior to them all, the Mother-Father, the first man, the Holy Spirit, the thrice male, the thrice powerful, the thrice-named androgynous one.
Needless to say, particular attention will be paid throughout to the exact significance that the different editors attributed to the term apocryphon (to Fabricius it became a value judgment, but this was not necessarily the case for his predecessors).