Apocrypha means ‘hidden things’ in Greek. The Apocryphal books of the Bible fall into two categories: texts which were included in some canonical version of the Bible at some point, and other texts of a Biblical nature which have never been canonical.

Deuterocanonical Apocrypha

The Deuterocanonical Books of the Bible These are books which are included in some version of the canonical Bible, but which have been excluded at one time or another, for textual or doctrinal issues. These are called ‘Deuterocanonical’, which literally means ‘the secondary canon.’

Other Apocrypha

These are other apocryphal texts which never made it into any official canon, which nevertheless shed light on the Bible and its history.


Early Gnostic Gospels

The Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of John

The Gospel of Judas


Gnostic Wisdom

The Book of Baruch / Justin


Sethian Literature

The Secret Book of John

The Reality of the Rulers

The Revelation of Adam

Three Forms of First Thought

The Three Steles of Seth

The Vision of the Foreigner

The Sermon of Zostrianos

The Baptismal Ceremony of the Gospel of the Egyptians

Thunder: Perfect Mind

The Letter of Peter to Philip


Valentinian Literature

The Gospel of Truth

The Gospel of Philip

The Letter to Flora / Ptolemy

Commentary on the Gospel of John / Herakleon

The Treatise of Resurrection

The Prayer of Messenger Paul

Valentinian Liturgical Readings

The Secret Book of James

The Round Dance of the Cross


Thomas and other Syrian Literature

The Song / Odes of Solomon

The Song of the Pearl

The Book of Thomas


Additional Gnostic Texts

The Exegesis of the Soul

On the Origin of the World

The Thought of Norea

The Paraphrase of Shem

The Second Treatise of the Great Seth

The Gospel of Mary

The Nassane Sermon


Hermetic Literature


The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth

The Prayer of Thanksgiving


Mandaean Literature

The Ginza

Hibil’s Lament from the book of John

Songs from the Mandaean Liturgy


Manichaean Text

On the origin of His Body

The Story of the Death of Mani


The Coptic Manichaean Songbook

Parthian Songs

The Great song to Mani


Islamic Mystical Literature

The Mother of Books


Cathar Literature

The Gospel of the Secret Supper

The Book of the Two Principles

A Nun’s Sermon


The Lost Books of The Bible

Book / Chapters

Mary  / 8

Protevangelion / 16

Infancy  / 22

II Infancy /  4

Christ and Abgarus  / 22

Nicodemus  / 22

The Apostles Creed  / 1

Laodiceans  / 1

Paul and Seneca  / 14

Paul and Theela  / 12

I. Clement  / 23

II Clement / 4

Barnabus  / 15

Ephesians / 4

Magnesians / 4

Trallians / 4

Romans / 3

Philadelphians / 3

Smyrnaeans / 3

Philippians / 4

Hermas-Commands / 12

Hermas-Similitudes /10

Letters of Herod and Pilate / 7

The Last Gospel of Peter / 1


 Forgotten Books of Eden

The First Book of Adam and Eve

The Second Book of Adam and Eve

The Book of the Secrets of Enoch

The Psalms of Solomon

The Odes of Solomon

The Letter of Aristeas

Fourth Book of Maccabees

The Story of Ahikar

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

Testament of Reuben

Testament of Simeon

Testament of Levi

The Testament of Judah

The Testament of Issachar

The Testament of Zebulun

The Testament of Dan

The Testament of Naphtali

The Testament Of Gad

The Testament of Asher

The Testament of Joseph

The Testament of Benjamin

Neville Goddard, Summa Theologica, Manly P Hall, A Course In Miracles