The basis of the tale which Italian painters told for century after century is found in two of the apocryphal gospels.
They must not be confounded with the apocryphal gospels of a later age.
We find no trace of this dogma, either in the canonical or in the apocryphal gospels.
The episode appears in an elaborate form in the apocryphal gospels.
This is the doctrine to be found in the apocryphal gospels, and was taught by the Fathers of the Church.
The apocryphal gospels are passed by as not worth using in this list.
The apocryphal gospels contain many, and some are preserved by Persian and Arabian poets.
The story I have not traced, but it may have come from an Irish version of one of the apocryphal gospels.
They dwell much on the circumstance of the first heretics suffering even death itself in defence of these apocryphal gospels.
It also led to the conception of the marvelous legend of the cross in the apocryphal gospels and ancient traditions.