Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Apocrypha (Greek, secret), the name given to those books of the Old Testament which are found in the Septuagint or Greek Testament, but not in the Hebrew. They are as follows: - The Third and Fourth Books of Esdras; Book of Tobit; Book of Judith; rest of the Book of Esther; Book of Wisdom; Jesus, the Son of Sirach; Baruch the Prophet; Song of the Three Children; Story of Susanna, of Bel and the Dragon; Prayer of Manasses; First and Second Books of Maccabees. The name probably means that their date or authorship is obscure. Hence the term "apocryphal" is often applied to spurious literature.