[ US /əˈpɑkɹəfəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɐpˈɒkɹɪfə‍l/ ]
  1. being of questionable authenticity
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How To Use apocryphal In A Sentence

  • In these Apocryphal accounts, they appear as the molesters, assailants, and destroyers of men.
  • Hence arose a considerable apocryphal Pilate literature, of which the Gospel of Gamaliel really forms a part, and like this latter apocryphon, it is characterized by exaggerating Pilate's weak defence of Jesus into strong sympathy and practical belief in His divinity. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
  • And finally, in the last extant part of the apocryphal Gospel of Mary, Mary is defended by the disciple Levi, presumably the son of Alphaeus.
  • The apocryphal gospels uniformly insisted that Joseph was an old widower who was not Mary's husband, but her ‘guardian.’
  • Urban legends are apocryphal or wildly inaccurate stories that are passed on from person to person until they reach a point where they are accepted as truth.
  • Hence, while the influence of orthodox Christianity upon the Koran has been slight, apocryphal and heretical Christian legends, on the other hand, are one of the original sources of Koranic faith.
  • Although the story is likely apocryphal, it is said that Galileo dropped balls of various weights from the top of the campanile to prove his new view of gravity.
  • Then, the day he decided to pull out -- that was probably apocryphal, but when his money was just about gone -- suddenly he struck lucky. HIGH STAND
  • What many may find to be the most helpful section of each chapter is where the author discusses the ‘Influence’ of each apocryphal book upon the authors of the New Testament.
  • Unlike similar collections in the past, here the Rabbinic approaches are cited without any inclusion of aggadic traditions from the apocryphal or Christian literatures. Midrash and Aggadah: Introduction and Sources.
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