So, is the Apocrypha considered valid books of the Bible that have been removed? If they are why have they been removed? The first KJV contained the Apocrypha. Apocrypha wikipedia Apocrypha (from the Greek word ἀπόκρυφα, meaning "those having been hidden away") are texts of uncertain authenticity or writings where the authorship is questioned. In Judeo-Christian theology, the term apocrypha refers to any collection of scriptural texts that falls outside the canon.