THEY WERE AND ARE HISTORICAL BOOKS,<quoted text>
Who didn't see them as authentic? Caiaphas?
The official Jewish canon came after the crucifixion. Luthers and your KJV Bibles were decided by the very same men who killed Our Lord.
Read the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Qumran Jews had Tobit and Sirach in their collection, just like the Catholic and Orthodox Churches do.
You guys on not have enough Bible to even be Sola Scripture.
NOT CONSIDERED TO BE OF ANY VALUE AS RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS.
To the Jewish People and now to the Christians.