apocryphal


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As for the 40-kilometer line, news agency reports from Iraq have spoken of Iraqi troops and militias being engaged with forces of the Islamic State as close as 25 kilometers from the border without triggering any Iranian troop response, which made Pourdastan's proclamation sound apocryphal.
The Flemish panel, dated around 1520 and painted by Antwerp Mannerist Jan de Beer, depicts the unusual Nativity at Night on one side and on the other the Apocryphal tale of Joseph and the Suitors.
ONE of my favourite, apocryphal, penalty tales has sadly passed into the realms of urban myth.
The tale of the prophet Isaiah; the destiny and meanings of an apocryphal text.
I want to believe that this pamphlet is apocryphal," he told journalists.
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when historical-critical methods were being applied with ever-increasing rigor to biblical texts, some Christian scholars noticed post- or extra-biblical elements in the qur'anic accounts of figures known from the Bible, and they often took these apocryphal elements as evidence that the Qur'an relied on faulty information or else misunderstood its sources.
Van Morrison @ St David's Hall, Cardiff (Friday) * ANYONE remember that possibly apocryphal story from a few years back when grumpy music legend Van Morrison supposedly banned fans from boozing at his gigs - in case they disturbed him by going to the bar while he sang?
The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe: Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae.
Crazy Like A Fox HTV, 1985-86 THERE'S a possibly apocryphal story I always tell when this little-remembered '80s detective show comes up in casual conversation - which, as you've probably guessed, means I've only told it about twice in the last 25 years.
We should note however that the later writers of apocryphal Gospels were not Jewish and tended to be rather more anti-Semitic than anti-Christian as they tried to divorce Christianity from its Old Testament and Jewish origins.
Homs, Central Syria (SANA) -- Conscript Omar Oueijan on Monday refuted the apocryphal story of his death by the Syrian security forces telecasted on some TV satellite channels.
The subject is taken from the apocryphal Book of Tobit.
NO doubt the prophets of doom will not have been at all surprised and claim an apocryphal omen with the latest International Global Warming Conference having been held in the land of the Maya - the ancient civilisation whose calendar (and supposedly, the World) ends in 2012.
NO DOUBT the prophets of doom will not have been at all surprised, and claim an apocryphal omen with the latest International Global Warming Conference having been held in the land of the Maya - the ancient civilisation whose calendar (and supposedly, the world) ends in 2012
The quote, which might be apocryphal, comes to mind thanks to Prime Minister Saad Hariri's call during Thursday's Cabinet session