Old Testament

Apocrypha* & Pseudepigrapha**

Also Known As The Noncanonical Literature*** 

Psalm 151


[2] My hands made a harp, my fingers fashioned a lyre.

[3] And who will declare it to my Lord? The Lord himself; it is he who hears.

[4] It was he who sent his messenger and took me from my father's sheep, and anointed me with his anointing oil.

[5] My brothers were handsome and tall, but the Lord was not pleased with them.

[6] I went out to meet the Philistine, and he cursed me by his idols.

[7] But I drew his own sword; I beheaded him, and removed reproach from the people of Israel.


* 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.