New Testament

Apocrypha* & Pseudepigrapha**

Also Known As The Noncanonical Literature*** 

 The Bible
   New Testament Apocrypha
      These books were not written by the people who they are named after and were never part of the Bible. Most are 2nd & 3rd Century and from the Gnostic Cults
    Sorted by Pseudo-author
     Falsely attributed to Peter
       The Gospel of Peter
       The Acts of Peter
       The Acts of Peter and Andrew 
       The Acts of Peter and Paul
       The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
       The Letter of Peter to Philip
       The Apocalypse of Peter
       Fragments-The Apocalypse of Peter
       The Revelation of Peter
     Falsely attributed to John
       John the Evangelist 
       The Apocryphon of John
       The Acts of John
       The Mystery of the Cross-Excerpt from the Acts of John
       The Acts of John the Theologian
       The Book of John Concerning the Death of Mary
       The Revelation of John the Theologian
     Falsely attributed to James
       The Gospel of James
       The Apocryphon of James
       The First Apocalypse of James
       The (Second) Apocalypse of James
     Falsely attributed to Thomas
       The Gospel of Thomas
       The Infancy Gospel of Thomas [Greek Text A]
       The Infancy Gospel of Thomas [Greek Text B]
       The Infancy Gospel of Thomas [Latin Text]
       A 5th Century Compilation of the Thomas Texts
       The Acts of Thomas
       The Consummation of Thomas
       The Book of Thomas the Contender
     Falsely attributed to Andrew
       The Acts of Andrew
       The Acts and Martyrdom of Andrew
       The Acts of Andrew and Matthew
     Falsely attributed to Paul
       The Epistle of Paul to the Laodiceans
       The Correspondence of Paul and Seneca
       The Prayer of the Apostle Paul
       The Acts of Paul
       The Acts of Paul and Thecla
       The Vision of Paul
       The Apocalypse of Paul
       The Coptic Apocalypse of Paul
       Fragments-The Apocalypse of Paul
       The Revelation of Paul
     Falsely attributed to The Other Apostles
       The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew
       The Acts and Martyrdom of Matthew
       The Martyrdom of Matthew
       The Gospel of Philip
       The Acts of Philip
       The Acts of Thaddaeus
       The Gospel of Bartholomew
       Martyrdom of Bartholomew
       The Epistle of the Apostles
       The Teachings of Addeus the Apostle
       Epistle of Barnabas
       The Acts of Barnabas
     Falsely attributed to Jesus
       The Correspondence of Jesus and Abgar 
       The Sophia of Jesus Christ
       The Dialogue of the Savior
     Falsely attributed to Pilate
       The Letter of Pontius Pilate to the Roman Emperor 
       The Report of Pilate to Caesar
       The Report of Pontius Pilate to Tiberius
       The Giving Up of Pontius Pilate
       The Death of Pilate
       The Gospel of Nicodemus [Acts of Pilate]
     Falsely attributed to Others
       Community Rule
       The Narrative of Joseph of Arimathaea
       The Avenging of the Saviour
       First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians
       Second Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians
       The letter of the Smyrnaeans or the Martyrdom of Polycarp
       The Shepherd of Hermas
       The History of Joseph the Carpenter
       The Passing of Mary
       An Arabic Infancy Gospel
       The Gospel of the Nativity of Mary
       The Gospel of Mary [Magdalene]
       The Gospel of the Lord [by Marcion]
       The Secret Gospel of Mark
       The Gospel of the Hebrews
       The Gospel of the Egyptians
       The Gospel of the Ebionites
       The Gospel of the Nazoreans
       Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 840
       Papyrus Oxyrhnchus 1224
       The Traditions of Matthias
       The Epistle to Diognetus
       The Gospel of Truth
       The Muratorian Canon
       The Treatise on the Resurrection
       Pistis Sophia

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* Apocrypha - (from the Greek word απόκρυφα meaning "those having been hidden away") are texts of uncertain authenticity or writings where the authorship is questioned. These texts may have been used in some churches by were never considered as part of the Bible

** Pseudepigrapha = (from Greek pseudes = "false", "epigraphe" = "inscription") are texts falsely attributed to biblical characters or times. These books were never part of the Bible & were never considered as scripture by the church at any time despite being published under such titles of "The Lost Books of the Bible" or "The Hidden Gospels". The church has always known about them & they were never "Hidden" & could be read at any University or college. There is no deep dark secret here, just publishers trying to make a buck with interesting book titles.

*** Noncanonical Literature =  Never part of the Canon or Bible.