pseudepigrapha

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pseudepigrapha (plural only)

  1. Writings falsely ascribed to or titled; pseudonymous or spurious writings; especially in the case of Judaic scripture ascribed to biblical patriarchs and prophets but really composed in the period 200 b.c. to 200 a.d. (e.g. II Peter).
    • 1906, Henry Barclay Swete, “Authorship”, in The Apocalypse of St. John: the Greek text with introd., notes and indices[1], Macmillan, page clxx:
      The Jewish pseudepigrapha bear the names of Old Testament patriarchs, kings, or prophets.

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