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Deuterocanonical books is a term used since the 16th century in the Catholic Church and Eastern Christianity to describe certain books and passages of the Christian Old Testament that are not part of the Hebrew Bible . The term is used in contrast to the protocanonical books , which are contained in the Hebrew Bible.
Title page of Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Venice 1564). The Index Librorum Prohibitorum (English: List of Prohibited Books) was a list of publications prohibited by the Catholic Church . A first version (the Pauline Index ) was promulgated by Pope Paul IV in 1559, and a revised and somewhat relaxed form (the Tridentine Index ) was authorized at the Council of Trent .
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The term apocrypha is used with various meanings, including "hidden", "esoteric", "spurious", "of questionable authenticity", ancient Chinese "revealed texts and objects" and "Christian texts that are not canonical ".