BASIC OUTLINE

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INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW THE BASIC OUTLINE BELOW.  THIS BLOG WILL DEPICT SEVERAL OPINIONS AND SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT REGARDING THE APOCRYPHAL GOSPELS.

APOCRYPHA
A-POK´RI-FA:
I.    DEFINITION
II.    THE NAME APOCRYPHA
1.    ORIGINAL MEANINGS
(1)    CLASSICAL
(2)    HELLENISTIC
(3)    IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
(4)    PATRISTIC
2.    “ESOTERIC” IN GREEK PHILOSOPHY, ETC.
III.    USAGE AS TO APOCRYPHA
1.    EARLY CHRISTIAN USAGE
“APOCALYPTIC” LITERATURE
2.    THE EASTERN CHURCH
(1)    “ESOTERIC” LITERATURE (CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA, ETC.)
(2)    CHANGE TO “RELIGIOUS” BOOKS (ORIGEN, ETC.)
(3)    “SPURIOUS” BOOKS (ATHANASIUS, NICEPHORUS, ETC.)
(4)    “LIST OF SIXTY”
3.    THE WESTERN CHURCH
(1)    THE DECRETUM GELASII
(2)    “NON-CANONICAL” BOOKS
4.    THE REFORMERS
SEPARATION FROM CANONICAL BOOKS
5.    HEB WORDS FOR “APOCRYPHA”
(1)    DO SUCH EXIST?
(2)    VIEWS OF ZAHN, SCHURER, PORTER, ETC. (GANAZ, GENUZIM)
(3)    REASONS FOR REJECTION
6.    SUMMARY
IV.    CONTENTS OF THE APOCRYPHA
1.    LIST OF BOOKS
2.    CLASSIFICATION OF BOOKS
V.    ORIGINAL LANGUAGES OF THE APOCRYPHA
VI.    DATE OF THE APOCRYPHAL WRITINGS
LITERATURE
I. DEFINITION