deutero-canonicalby the Roman Catholic Church, meaning that their canonicity was recognized only after a period of time. Protestants follow Jewish tradition in regarding all these books as non-canonical. Jewish and Christian works resembling biblical books, but not included among the Apocrypha, are collected in the Pseudepigrapha . The term Apocrypha is sometimes applied to early Christian writings that were once considered canonical by some but are not in the New Testament.
See The Oxford Annotated Apocrypha (1977) G. W. E. Nickelsburg, Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah (1981).
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