None of this of course is in the New Testament, although once again some elements of these stories can be found in what we call the apocryphal New Testament, later Christian writings.
Rose refers to the apocryphal book, Wisdom of Solomon, as ‘scripture’.
In both the biblical book of Proverbs and the apocryphal book of Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom is personified and is said to participate in God's creative activity.
All stories attributing the ending of slavery to Lincoln should be regarded as apocryphal , a mere creation of pro-Lincoln civil rights forces.
This story is surely apocryphal , but it does sound like an announcement with a story behind it!
The New Testament writers never quote from any of the apocryphal books.
And finally, in the last extant part of the apocryphal Gospel of Mary, Mary is defended by the disciple Levi, presumably the son of Alphaeus.
I have no idea whether or not the above story is true or apocryphal , but I'd like to believe it anyway.
It reminded me of the apocryphal tale of the Rolls Royce mechanics that appear halfway up a Swiss mountain to fix a faulty gearbox then refuse to charge the owner for the repairs because a Rolls Royce never breaks down.
Other stories that sound apocryphal are unfortunately true.