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Quotes from Apocryphal Books by Early Christian Writers
What apocryphal books were quoted by early Christian writers before Nicea?" Here are a list of quotes of apocrypha from pre-Nicene Christians.
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Pseudo-Barnabas, A.D. 80-130
[God] points to the cross of Christ in another prophet, who says, "And when shall these things be accomplished? And the Lord says, 'When a tree shall be bent down, and again arise, and when blood shall flow out of wood.'" [from an unknown apocryphal book]. Here again you have an intimation concerning the cross, and the one who would be crucified. (Letter of Barnabas 12)
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