Pseudepigrapha
(Greek = with false title)

A collective term for books or writings bearing a false title, or ascribed to another than the true author; spurious writings.

It is specifically applied to certain Jewish writings composed about the beginning of the Christian era, but ascribed to various patriarchs and prophets of the Old Testament.(OED)

An example of a text that is both apocryphal and pseudepigraphical is the Odes of Solomon. It is pseudepigraphical because it was not actually written by Solomon and apocryphal because it was not accepted in either the Tanakh or the New Testament.
Categories: judaism terminology


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