apocryphal


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Greene, "(Un)Happily Ever After: Literary and Religious Tensions in the Endings of the Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla" (21-34), explores the different versions of the ending of the Acts of Paul and Thecla, showing how they reflect different religious and cultural agendas.
The Nativity at Night scene, and, inset left, on the other side, the Apocryphal Tale of Joseph and the Suitors <B
He examines and reinterprets the text Tale of the Prophet Isaiah of How an Angel Took Him to the Seventh Heaven known to scholars as Bulgarian Apocryphal Chronicle of the 11th Century.
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
IF ever a story sounded apocryphal it's the one about a teacher failing to get a job because a pupil on his interview panel thought he looked like Humpty Dumpty.