Adjective(1) being of questionable authenticity(2) of or belonging to the Apocrypha
(1) In much the same way that the - no doubt - apocryphal tale of the mum writing her son a note excusing him from gym the following week because ├ö├ç├┐he will have flu├ö├ç├û always raises a titter.(2) Could his death have been the consequence of a greedy search for treasure, or is this yet another apocryphal story?(3) Other stories that sound apocryphal are unfortunately true.(4) The story is probably apocryphal , since botanical evidence suggests that the coffee plant originated in the highlands of central Ethiopia.(5) As I have noted elsewhere, as a literature specialist, I find a distinct difference in quality between the canonical and apocryphal books.(6) Those who have never worked in a restaurant believe that such stories are apocryphal .(7) Some are even considered heretical, much like apocryphal books of the Bible.(8) Many other apocryphal Jewish and Christian works were in circulation too, not just the famous Gnostic Gospels.(9) All stories attributing the ending of slavery to Lincoln should be regarded as apocryphal , a mere creation of pro-Lincoln civil rights forces.(10) None of this of course is in the New Testament, although once again some elements of these stories can be found in what we call the apocryphal New Testament, later Christian writings.(11) It reminded me of the apocryphal tale of the Rolls Royce mechanics that appear halfway up a Swiss mountain to fix a faulty gearbox then refuse to charge the owner for the repairs because a Rolls Royce never breaks down.(12) What many may find to be the most helpful section of each chapter is where the author discusses the ├ö├ç├┐Influence├ö├ç├û of each apocryphal book upon the authors of the New Testament.(13) The material in it on Jesus accords with various sources in the Christian popular apocryphal literature, but propounds a distinctive line about Jesus' significance.(14) Whether this story is apocryphal or not, it accurately reflects the band's philosophy and perhaps predicts the directions their music would take.(15) The biblical canon originally understood wisdom as being in existence prior to the creation of the world, and the later writers of the apocryphal texts expanded wisdom to include the word and the law.(16) More convincing than this thorough inspection of apocryphal statements and chronological details are the passages in which Bann teaches us how to see early photographic reproductions of art.
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