FULL LIST OF EXTRABIBLICAL WRITINGS

 

To explain simply, the apocrypha and pseudepigrapha are collections of writings which were not included in the Bible for various reasons.  There is a lot written on this subject and I encourage you to research the history of the Bible. They key, however, is that the Bible is trustworthy and reliable and if it wasn't (for example, if it contained false information), it would have to be thrown out and would not be the Word of God. The Bible has stood the test of time and archeological discoveries have always proven the Bible to be true. The apocrypha and pseudepigrapha were not included for many reasons but namely because they didn't pass the stringent tests required in the long process of assembling God's Word into one book called the Bible. You will be amazed at the care taken in this process!

 

Roman Catholics sometimes call some of these writings Deuterocanonical, meaning "Second Canon" and some are often included in a middle section of Catholic Bibles but not considered equal in authority and inspiration as the Canon.

 

Protestants typically call these writings the Apocrypha. The term “apocrypha” comes from a Greek word meaning “hidden”, or “things hidden away”. In modern jargon, the word is often used to describe things that are spurious, or of questionable authority.

 

The Pseudepigrapha (sued-a-PIG-ruffa), whose Greek, meaning is "false subscriptions," is a group of Jewish and Jewish-Christian texts primarily written between 250 B.C.E. and 200 C.E. These books are not included in any Bible, Apocrypha, or even rabbinic literature. Of course, some books in the Apocrypha are also written with “false subscriptions” – Baruch, Letter of Jeremiah, 2 Esdras, Wisdom of Solomon, etc., adding to some of the confusion surrounding what books are considered to be part of the Apocrypha, and what books are part of the Pseudepigrapha.

 

It is widely accepted why these books were not included in the Canon, and it is also pretty clear where they are considered inaccurate. With that in mind, they still contain a lot of beneficial information and I have enjoyed studying a lot of these books as a supplement to my regular Bible reading. Keep in mind it is much more important to read the Bible, not false writings.

 

This is the largest list of it's kind anywhere on the Internet (and has working links!) and includes the apocrypha/deuterocanonical writings, the pseudepigrapha, other extrabiblical writings, and some historical works.


1 Baruch

1 Clement

1 Enoch (Ethiopic Apocalypse of Enoch) (aka Hanokh)

1 Enoch (General Info) (aka Hanokh)

1 Enoch Composit (inc. Charles, Lawrence & others) (aka Hanokh)

1 Esdras [more info]

1 Maccabees [more info]

2 Baruch (The Book of the Apocalypse of Baruch)

2 Clement

2 Enoch (General Info)

2 Enoch (Slavonic Book of the Secrets of Enoch)

2 Esdras [more info]

2 Maccabees [more info]

3 Baruch (The Greek Apocalypse of Baruch)

3 Corinthians

3 Enoch (Hebrew Apocalypse of Enoch)

3 Kings

3 Maccabees [more info] [RSV] 

4 Baruch (Paraleipomena Jeremiou)

4 Kings

4 Maccabees [more info] [RSV] 

5 Esra

5 Maccabees

6 Esra

Abdias, The Prophecy of

Abercius, Inscription of [Quasten]

Abgarus, King of Edessa and the Epistle of Jesus Christ [mirror] [mirror]

Abraham, The Apocalypse of

Abraham, The Book of 

Abraham, The Testament of [mirror]

Asclepius 21-29

Acts 29

Acts of A King (4Q248) [mirror]

Adam and Eve, Life of -- Translation of the Greek version (aka The Apocalypse of Moses)

Adam and Eve, Life of -- Translation of the Slavonic version

Adam and Eve, Life of (Multiple Versions)

Adam and Eve, The Books of -- Translation of the Latin version

Adam, Apocalypse of (Parrott /MacRae) [MacRae]

Adam, The Book of

Addeus the Apostle, The Teachings of [mirror]

Adrian in behalf of Christians [mirror]

Ages of The World (4Q180-181) [mirror]

Aggeus

Ahikar [mirror] [mirror]

Alexandrians

Allogenes [mirror] [mirror]

Amram, Vision of [Not Online]

Andrew and Matthias, Acts of [mirror] [mirror]

Andrew, Acts of [mirror]

Annointing, On The

Antoninus to the Common Assembly of Asia, Epistle of [mirror]

Antoninus, Epistle of

Apelles [mirror]

Apollonius [Roberts-Donaldson]

Apollonius, Acts of [Eusebius' Summary]

Apostles' Creed 

Apostles, The Epistle of the [mirror] [mirror]

Apostles, The Teachings of the

Apostolic Constitutions (Didascalia Apostolorum)

Apostrophe to Zion

Arabic Infancy Gospel

Archons, The Hypostasis of the

Aristeas the Exegete

Aristeas the Exegete 

Aristeas, The Letter of [mirror] [mirror]

Aristides, Apology of

Aristo of Pella

Aristobulus [mirror] [more info]

Artapanus [more info] [Greek]

Asclepius

Assorted Manuscripts

Athanasius: On the Incarnation 

Athenagoras of Athens

Athenagoras of Athens, A Plea For the Christians

Athenagoras of Athens, On The Resurrection of the Dead

Augustine, The Writings of

Authoritative Teaching

Avenging of the Saviour

Azariah, The Prayer of

Baptism A, On the

Baptism B, On the

Baptismal Ligurgy, A

Baralâm Yewâsef (Barlaam and Josaphat) [Wiki

Bardesanes

Barnabas, Acts of [mirror]

Barnabas, Gospel of

Barnabas, The Epistle of [mirror]

Bartholomew, Gospel of

Bartholomew, Martyrdom of

Bartholomew, the Apostle

Basilides, The Gospel of

Bel and the Dragon

Blessing, A Formulary of

Bountiful Tree, The Parable of the [mirror]

Caius

Calendrical Document (Mishmarot)

Carpus, Acts of

Cathar Texts

Cathar Texts (More)

Celsus

Celsus on Christianity   Cernithus, Gospel of

Celsus' View of Christians and Christianity

Celsus: Fragments from Origen

Cernithus, Revelation of [Missing]

Chosen One, The

Christ and Abgarus, The Letters of

Christ Hymn Taught to Disciples

Christian Sibyllines

City of God, The

Claudius Apollinaris

Clement

Clement I

Clement II

Clement of Alexandria

Clement to James, The Epistle of

Clement to the Corinthians, The First Epistle of

Clement to the Corinthians, The Second Epistle of

Clement, Letters to Corinth

Clement, The Recognitions of

Clementine, The Homilies

Cleodemus Malchus

Cleodemus Malchus 

Colossians, Epistle from Laodicea to the [Missing]

Community Rule [mirror] [mirror] (aka The Manual of Discipline/Serekh ha-Yahad)

Concept of Our Great Power, The [mirror]

Consumation of Thomas

Copper Scroll, The

Corinth, Epistle to

Corpus Hermeticum

Criapos, Books of  [Missing]

Cyprian, The Writings of

Damascus Document, The [mirror] [more info] (aka Zadokite Work, Fragments of a)

Daniel and Susanna

Daniel, Apocalypse of [paper]

Daniel, The Vision of

David, Apocryphal Psalms of

David, The Annals of King [Missing]

Demetrius the Chronographer

Diatessaron [Diatession]

Didache [mirror] [Wiki] [mirror] [more info] (aka The Teaching of the Twelve Disciples/Apostles)

Didascalia

Dionysius of Corinth

Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth [mirror]

Divine-Throne Chariot, The [mirror]

Dura-Europos Gospel Harmony

Ebionites, Gospel of the [mirror] [more info]

Egerton Gospel

Egerton Gospel (Egerton Papyrus 2)

Egyptians, Gospel of the [mirror] [mirror]

Elchasai, Book of

Eldad and Modad [Greek text] [paper]

Elijah, The Apocalypse of

Enoch (Another version)

Enoch (Slavonic Book of the Secrets of Enoch)

Enoch And The Watchers

Enoch, Secrets of

Ephraim of Syria`s Hymn Against Bar-Daisan

Ephraim of Syria`s The Pearl: Seven Hymns on the Faith

Epiphanes On Righteousness

Epistula Apostolorum

Esdras, Revelation of (1st Esdras)

Esdras, Revelation of (2nd Esdras)

Esdras, Revelation of (diff)

Esdras, The Revelation of [mirror] [mirror]

Esther, Additions to

Esther, The Remaning Chapters of

Eucharist A, On the

Eucharist B, On the

Eugnostos the Blessed [mirror]

Eupolemus

Eupolemus, Pseudo-

Eve, Gospel of [Wiki]

Exhortation Based On The Flood

Exodus

Ezekiel the Tragedian 

Ezekiel, Apocryphon of

Ezra, Greek Apocalypse of

Ezra, Questions of

Ezra, Revelation of

Ezra, Vision of

Fayyum Fragment

Fronto

Galen

Genesis and Exodus, A Reworking of

Genesis, Commentaries on

Giants, The Book of [mirror] (aka The Writing to the Parthians)

Gilgamesh, Epic of (Wiki) [Wiki2] [translation] [another]

Gospel of Truth

Great Power, The Concept of Our [mirror]

Greek Poets, Fragments of Pseudo-

Hebrews, Gospel of (Hebrews 2) [mirror]

Hegesippus

Hellenistic Synagogal Prayers

Heracleon

Hermas, Shepherd of [mirror]

Herod and Pilate, Letters Of

Hesychius, False Gospels of the [missing]

Hippolytus of Rome

History of Joseph the Carpenter

Hosea Commentary

Hymn Of The Initiants, A

Hymns of Triumph

Hymns, The Book of

Hypsiphrone [mirror]

Ignatius of Antioch

Ignatius to Polycarp, The Epistle of

Ignatius to the Ephesians, The Epistle of

Ignatius to the Magnesians, The Epistle of

Ignatius to the Philadelphians,  The Epistle of

Ignatius to the Philippians, The Epistle of 

Ignatius to the Romans, The Epistle of

Ignatius to the Smyraeans, The Epistle of

Ignatius to the Trallians, The Epistle of

Ignatius, The Epistles of

Ignatius, The Martyrdom of 

In Praise of Wisdom

Infancy Compilation (all)

Infancy Gospel, Arabic

Inheritance of The Firstborn, The Messiah of David, The

Invitation to Grace After Meals

Irenaeus of Lyons

Isaac, Testament of

Isaiah, The Ascension of [more info]

Isaiah, The Martyrdom of [mirror]

Isidore

Israel And The Holy Land

Jacob, Ladder of [more info]

Jacob, Prayer of Jacob, Testament of [more info]

Jacob, The Vision of

James, Apocryphon of [mirror] [mirror] [Cameron]

James, Book of (protevangelium)

James, The Gospel of, Infancy [Wiki] [mirror] [more info] (aka The Protevangelion/Protevangelium)

James, Secret Book of

James, The Apocryphon of

James, The First Apocalypse of [mirror] [mirror]

James, The Second Apocalypse of [mirror] [mirror]

Jannes and Jambres [more info] [paper]

Jasher, Book of [mirror] [mirror] [Wiki]

Jeremiah, Letter of [mirror]

Jesus Christ and Abgarus King of Edessa, The Epistles of (Another version)

Jesus Christ, First Infancy Gospel of

Jesus Christ, The First Gospel of the Infancy of

Jesus Christ, The Sophia of [mirror]

Jesus, Hymn of (Mead)

Jesus to Abgarus, The Epistles of

Jeu, Books of

Job, Targum of

Job, Testament of [more info] [original Greek]

John concerning the dormition of Mary (transitus mariæ), Book of

John the Evangelist

John the Evangelist, Book of

John the Theologian Revelation of

John the Theologian, Acts of

John the Theologian, The Revelation of

John, The Acts of [mirror]

John, The Acts of, Excerpt from the Mystery of Cross

John, The Apocryphon of [mirror] [mirror]

John, The Book of, Concerning the Death of Mary

Jonathan, Prayer for King (Alexander Jannaeus)

Joseph and Aseneth

Joseph of Arimathaea, The Narrative of [mirror]

Joseph of Arimathaea and Aseneth [more info] [Wiki]

Joseph the Carpenter, The History of

Joseph, History of

Joseph, Prayer of

Josephus, Flavius [mirror] [mirror] [mirror] [Wiki] [more info] [more info]

Joshua, Psalms of [Not Online]

Jubilees, Book of [mirror]

Judas Iscariot, Gospel of

Judith

Julius Cassianus

Justin Martyr

Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho

Justin Martyr, Discourse to the Greeks

Justin Martyr, First Apology

Justin Martyr, First Apology of

Justin Martyr, Fragments from the Lost Writings of Justin

Justin Martyr, Hortatory Address to the Greeks

Justin Martyr, On the Resurrection

Justin Martyr, On the Sole Government of God

Justin Martyr, Second Apology

Justin’s Discourse to the Greeks

Justin’s Hortatory Address to Greeks

Justin’s writings, Fragments of

Justin-sole government of God

Justin-the Resurrection

Kerygmata Petrou

Knowledge, The Interpretation of [mirror]

Laodiceans, Epistle to the

Laodiceans, The Epistle to

Last Days: A Commentary on Selected Verses

Legends of the Jews (Ginzberg)  - This is a massive collation of the Haggada--the traditions which have grown up surrounding
the Biblical narrative. These stories and bits of layered detail are scattered throughout the Talmud and the Midrash, and other
sources, including oral. In the 19th century Ginzberg undertook the task of arranging the Haggada into chronological order, and this
series of volumes was the result.

Letter of the Law : Ordinances, The

Litany Of The Angels

Liturgical Calendar, A

Liturgy, A

Lord, Gospel of the [mirror] (Marcion)

Lucian of Samosata

Lucian of Samosata, Alexander the False Prophet

Lucian of Samosata, The Passing of Peregrinus

Magnesians

Manasseh, The Prayer of

Manichaeans, Fundamental Epistle by the (Wiki) [Other Manichaean Writings]

Mara Bar Serapion

Marcion, Book of

Marcion, Gospel of the Lord [mirror]

Marcionite, Anti-Prologues

Marcus Aurelius to the Senate

Marcus Aurelius to the Senate, Epistle of

Marcus Aurelius

Mark, Secret Gospel of [more info]

Marsanes [mirror]

Martyrdom of Bartholomew

Martyrdom of the Holy Martyrs

Mary of Bethany, (Magdalene), The Gospel of

Mary, Excerpts from the Gospel of

Mary, Gospel According To

Mary, Gospel of

Mary, Gospel of the Nativity of

Mary, The Gospel of the Birth Of

Mary, The Gospel of the Nativity of

Mary, The Passing of

Mathetes to Diognetus, Epistle of

Mathetes to Diognetus, The Epistle of

Matthew the Apostle, Acts and Martyrdom of St.

Matthew, Infancy Gospel of Pseudo

Matthew, Infancy Gospel of Pseudo- [mirror] [mirror] [mirror] (aka Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew)

Matthew, The Acts and Martyrdom of

Matthew, The Gospel of Pseudo

Matthew, The Martyrdom of

Matthew, The Martyrdom of

Matthias, Gospel of

Matthias, Traditions of

Mattias, Traditions of

Maximus of Jerusalem

Meditation on Israel's History

Melchizedek [mirror] [mirror]

Melchizedek, The Coming of [mirror]

Melito of Sardis

Michael And King Zedekiah, The Archangel

Michael, Words of

Miqsat Ma`ase ha-Torah (MMT)

Mishmarot (Calendrical Document)

Montanist Anonymous Anti-

Morning Hymn

Moses, Apocalypse of

Moses, Revelation of

Moses, Revelation of

Moses, The Apocalypse of

Moses, The Assumption of, The Testament of [mirror] [more info] (aka: The Testament of Moses) 

Moses, The Revelation of

Moses, Sayings of [Not Online]

Moses, The Seventh Book of

Moses, The Sixth Book of 

Moses, The Words of

Muratonian Canon (fragment)

Muratorian Canon

Mysteries, Book of [Not Online]

Naassene Fragment

Nabonidus, Prayer of

Nabonidus, The Healing of King

Nahum Commentary

Narrative of Joseph of Arimathaea

Nazaraeans, Gospel of the

Nazarenes, Gospel According to the

Nazoreans ,Gospel of the

New Jerusalem

Nicodemus Gospel (Acts) of (aka The Acts of Pontius Pilate)

Nicodemus, The Gospel of (aka Acts of Pilate)

Nicodemus, The Gospel of (or Acts of Pontius Pilate) (Another Version)

Noah, Book of (Wiki) [Paper] [more info] [more info] [more info]

Norea, The Thought of [mirror]

Observances

Octavius of Minucius Felix

Ophite Diagrams

Ordinances

Origen

Origin of the World, On the [mirror]

Orphica

Osee, The Prophecy of

Oxyrhynchus 1224 Gospel

Oxyrhynchus 840 Gospel

Pantaenus

Papias

Paralipomenon, The First Book of

Paralipomenon, The Second Book of

Passion Narrative

Passion of the Scillitan Martyrs

Patriarchs, Lives of The

Patriarchs, Tales of the

Patriarchs, Tales of the

Paul and Seneca

Paul and Seneca, The Correspondence of

Paul and Thecla, Acts of

Paul and Thecla, Acts of

Paul the Apostle to Seneca, The Epistles of (w/Seneca's to Paul)

Paul the Apostle to the Laodiceans, The Epistle of

Paul, Acts of [mirror]

Paul, Apocalypse of [mirror] [MacRae] [MacRae]

Paul, Coptic Apocalypse of

Paul, Revelation of

Paul, Revelation of 

Paul, The Prayer of the Apostle [mirror]

Paul, The Vision of

Paul, The Vision of

Pentateuch, Reworked

Perfect Mind,  The Thunder [mirror]

Perfection, Gospel of [Missing]

Perpetua and Felicitas,  Acts of [Shewring] [Roberts-Donaldson]

Perpetua, The Story of

Peter and Andrew, The Acts of [mirror]

Peter and Paul, Acts of

Peter and Paul, Epistle to [missing]

Peter and Paul, The Acts of

Peter and the Twelve Apostles, The Acts of [mirror]

Peter to James, The Epistle of

Peter to Philip, Letter of [mirror] [mirror] [more info]

Peter, Acts of [mirror]

Peter, Additional Acts of

Peter, Coptic Apocalypse of

Peter, Lost Gospel [mirror] [mirror] [mirror] [more info] [article]

Peter, Preaching of

Peter, The Apocalypse of [mirror] [mirror] [mirror] [James] [Brashler/Dullard] (aka The Revelation of Peter)

Philadelphians

Philip, Acts of

Philip, Journeyings of the Apostle

Philip, The Acts of

Phillip, Additions to the Acts of

Phillip, Gospel of

Phillip, Secret Gospel of

Philo of Alexandria The Biblical Antiquities of (James)

Philo the Epic Poet (aka Philo the Elder)

Philostratus

Phylactery (Tefillin) Scroll

Pilate the Procurator, Report of

Pilate to Caesar, The Report of

Pilate, Acts of

Pilate, Letters of [mirror]

Pilate, The Giving Up of

Pistis Sophia [mirror] [more info]

Plea For Deliverance (aka Psalms Scroll 11QPs)

Plea For Grace

Pliny the Younger

Polycarp to the Philippians

Polycarp to the Philippians, The Epistle of

Polycarp, Martyrdom of

Polycarp, The Martyrdom of

Polycrates of Ephesus

Pontius Pilate, Epistles of

Power, The Concept of Our Great [mirror]

Prayer for Intercession

Prayer of Manassas

Prayer of Praise

Preaching of Peter

Priestly Service

Prophets, The Lives of the [more info]

Protevangelion, The [mirror] [mirror] [more info] (aka Protevangelium of James, Gospel of James, Infancy)

Proverbs, A Collection of

Psalm 151

Psalms, Commentary on

Psalms:Dead Sea Scroll

Pseudo-Hecataeus

Pseudo-Philo

Pseudo-Phocylides

Psuedo-Sibylline Oracles

Ptolemy

Ptolemy, Commentary on The Gospel Of John Prologue [mirror]

Ptolemy's Letter to Flora

Q, Gospel referred to by the letter

Quadratus of Athens, Asinius (Fragments) [Not Online]

Rechabites, History of the [more info] [original Greek] [Wiki] [Paper]

Redemption and Resurrection

Resurrection, Treatise on the

Rhodon

Ritual Purity Laws

Sapiential Work [mirror] (aka Secret of The Way Things Are, The)

Savior, Dialogue of the [mirror]

Savior, Gospel of the

Savior, The Avenging of the

Scillitan Martyrs, Passion of the

Scythianus, Gospel of [Missing]

Secret of The Way Things Are, The [mirror] (aka Sapiential Work)

Secrets, The Book of [mirror]

Sedrach, Apocalypse of [mirror]

Seleucus, The Suffering of the Apostles [Missing]   

Sentences of the Sextus

Serapion of Antioch

Seth, Revelation of Adam`s Origin

Seth, The Three Steles of [mirror]

Seth, The  Second Treatise of the Great [mirror] [mirror]

Sextus, The Sentences of [mirror] [mirror]

Shem, Treatise of [mirror] [Wiki] [more info] (aka Paraphrase of Shem)

Shepherd of Hermas [mirror]

Sibylline Oracles [mirror] [Wiki]

Signs Gospel

Silvanus, The Teachings of [mirror]

Simon Cephas, The Teaching of

Sirach, Wisdom of

Smyrnaeans

Solomon, Odes of [Charlesworth] [more info]

Solomon, Psalms of

Solomon, Testament of

Solomon, The Wisdom of

Solomon, Wisdom of

Son of God, A Vision of the

Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice

Sophia of Jesus Christ

Sophonias ,The Prophecy of

Soul, The Exegesis on the

Stephen, Revelation of

Stephen, Revelations of

Suetonius

Supplication

Susanna

Syriac Menander

Tacitus

Talmud

Tatian's Address to the Greeks

Teaching, Authoritative

Temple as Described In The Temple Scroll, The

Tertullian

Tertullian on Martyrs 

Tertullian on Patience

Tertullian on Prayer

Tertullian on Specticals

Thaddaeus, The Acts of

Thaddaeus, The Gospel of

Thaddeus (Epistles of Pontius Pilate), Acts of

Thaddeus, Teaching of

Thanksgiving, The Prayer of [mirror]

Theodotus, Excerpts of

Theophilus of Antioch

Theophilus of Antioch, Book 1

Theophilus of Antioch, Book 2

Theophilus of Antioch, Book 3

Theophilus of Caesarea

Thomas the Contender, Book of

Thomas the Contender, The Book of

Thomas, Acts of [mirror]

Thomas, Apocalypse of [mirror]

Thomas, Infancy Gospel of [more info] [more info] [Wiki]

Thomas, Infancy Gospel of - Greek A

Thomas, Infancy Gospel of - Greek B

Thomas, Infancy Gospel of - Latin

Thomas, The Consummation of

Three Patriarchs, Testaments of the [Not Online]

Thunder, The, Perfect Mind [mirror]

Tobias

Tobit

Tongues of Fire [mirror]

Torah Precepts

Treasures, The Cave of

Treatise on the Resurrection [mirror]

Trimorphic Protennoia [mirror] [more info]

Tripartite Tractate, The [mirror]

Truth, Gospel of [mirror] [more info] [Wiki] [Attridge & MacRae]

Truth, Testimony of

Twelve Apostles, Teaching of the [Wiki] [mirror] [more info] (aka The Didache)

Twelve Patriarchs, Testaments of the

Two Ways, The

Uziah, Acts of [Missing]

Valentinian Exposition [mirror]

Valentinus

Victor I

Vienna and Lyons, Letter from

Virgin, Apocalypse of the [mirror] [mirror]

War Rule

War Scroll, The

Wars of the Jews

Wicked Woman, Wiles of the

Wisdom Text

Xanthippe and Polyxena, Acts of

Zadokite work, Fragments of a (aka: The Damascus Document) [mirror] [more info]

Zephaniah, Apocalypse of [more info] [Wiki]

Zion, A Lament for

Zion, Apostrophe to

Zosimus Concerning the Life of the Blessed, The Narrative of

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