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What is the "Apocrypha"?

Apocrypha* 1 Esdras 2 Esdras Esther 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees Tobit Judith Wisdom Sirach Baruch Susanna Azariah Manasseh Bel


 The books of the Apocrypha are considered canonical books of the Bible by Catholic and Orthodox Christians. They are sometimes referred to  as deuterocanonical.

 They are not considered canonical by most Protestants, who generally  consider them worth reading but not a source from which new doctrine  should be derived.

 Comments by L. C. L. Brenton (1807-1862) (apparently an Anglican) on The Books of the Apocrypha are  available.

 A study on the development of the canon from The Seraphim Files is available.

 Some early lists of canonical books include the following: