Having never read the books of the apocrypha, I have a few questions;
Apocrypha - 14 Books of the Apocrypha - …
One example of this is the literalist interpretation of the Creation story. I see no problem with the concept that a “day” to God might not be 24 Earth hours, and that dinosaurs, etc., could have existed prior to man.
Index of 100+ Versions of the Scriptures - Tyndale Archive
Also, we have not lost the Apocrypha… nor is it virtually inaccessible to us today (as the entire scriptures were virtually inaccessible for the thousand years leading up to just before 1400 AD, and the onset of The Reformation and The Enlightenment). Anyone who wants a copy can easily obtain it.
Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha and Sacred Writings
I’ve been reading up on this,i copied and pasted this
There are two major approaches towards study of, and commentary on, the Tanakh. In the Jewish community, the classical approach is religious study of the Bible, where it is assumed that the Bible is divinely inspired. Another approach is to study the Bible as a human creation. In this approach, Biblical studies can be considered as a sub-field of religious studies. The later practice, when applied to the Torah, is considered heresy by the Orthodox Jewish community. As such, much modern day Bible commentary written by non-Orthodox authors is considered forbidden by rabbis teaching in Orthodox yeshivas. Some classical rabbinic commentators, such as Abraham Ibn Ezra, Gersonides, and Maimonides, used many elements of contemporary biblical criticism, including their knowledge of history, science, and philology. Their use of historical and scientific analysis of the Bible was considered acceptable by historic Judaism due to the author’s faith commitment to the idea that God revealed the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai.