Other Cambridge Bibles have the apocrypha in it - apocrypha means "false."
When commentor Cris asked her about that, Candy stated:
From the note under the American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition at dictionary.com, under the definition for 'Apocrypha.'
"false; spurious: He told an apocryphal story about the sword, but the truth was later revealed."
From definition 3 of dictionary.com - Unabridged v 1.1, under the definition of 'apocryphal.'
How ingenious to directly quote "definition 3" from dictionary.com.
If you actually visit the site, you will find the second definition states:
|a.||(initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Apocrypha.|
Or the American Heritage, which she mentioned first, states:
- Apocryphal Bible Of or having to do with the Apocrypha.
As we are using the ecclesiastical and I daresay, biblical definition of Apocrypha, I think it safe to say that we should use those definitions.
But what is the root of apocryphal in the Biblical sense? Cris was correct. The Catholic Encyclopedia states:
Etymologically, the derivation of Apocrypha is very simple, being from the Greek apokryphos, hidden, and corresponding to the neuter plural of the adjective. The use of the singular, "Apocryphon", is both legitimate and convenient, when referring to a single work.The original King James Bible included the Apocrypha, as you can read here.
The Jews celebrate Hannukah because it is written in the book of Maccabees, which is found in the Apocrypha. If it is considered a feast, then I would guess that Jews do not consider it a false story.
For more information on the books known as the Apocrypha, see this post on The Catholic Bible.