Definition of deuterocanonical in English:


Syllabification: deu·ter·o·ca·non·ical
Pronunciation: /ˌd(y)o͞otəˌrōkəˈnänikəl


  • (Of sacred books or literary works) forming a secondary canon.
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    • I had difficulty accepting Scobie's reasoning for not including the deuterocanonical books as a legitimate part of the canon.
    • Evangelicals say He's delineating the contents of the Old Testament - and thus leaving out the deuterocanonical books.
    • The deuterocanonical book of Wisdom, for example, perhaps develops a fully fledged doctrine of immortality without reference to a future resurrection of the dead.

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