What is the "Apocrypha"?

The books of the Apocrypha are considered canonical books of the Bible by Catholic and Orthodox Christians. They are sometimes referred to as deuterocanonical.

They are not considered canonical by most Protestants, who generally consider them worth reading but not a source from which new doctrine should be derived.

More information on the books of the Bible in various translations (including the Deuterocanonical literature) @is available from the Scholarly Technology Group at Brown University. Comments by L. C. L. Brenton (1807-1862) (apparently an Anglican) on The Books of the Apocrypha are available.

A @study on the development of the canon from @The Seraphim Files is available.

Some early lists of canonical books include the following:

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