A-Z: General definitions: New Testament Apocrapha

Definition

There are various 'Gospels', 'Acts' and 'Epistles', falsely attributed to New Testament authors, which have been excluded from the New Testament Canon. The most influential include the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of James (the Protevangelion) which all purport to provide additional information about Christ's birth and infancy and the Gospel of Nicodemus which describes the Harrowing of Hell.

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