The word means hidden and conveys the idea that the contents of such books is secret or hidden and only for an elite group. Thus this word have come to be indicate writings as false or non-canonical having no inspired authority. The Jewish Rabbi's called such writings the outside books. While this generally refers to the thirteen books between the Old Testament and New Testament known as the Old Testament Apocrypha there are other groups of Apocrypha writings known as The Apocrypha Old Testament and Modern Apocrypha writings. Electronic Christian Media

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