Roman Catholics argue that the Septuagint - which is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament - contained the Apocrypha ( The Apocrypha refers to 14 or 15 books of doubtful authenticity and authority that the Roman Catholics decided belonged in the Bible sometimes f o l l o w i n g the Protestant Reformation. The Catholic Council of Trent, 1545 - 1563, canonized these books.
As well, church fathers like Iraneaus, Tertullian and Clement of Alexandria used the Apocryphal books in public worship and accepted them as Scripture. Further, it is argued, St. Augustine viewed these books as inspired.
Protestants respond by pointing out that even though some of the Apocryphal books may have been alluded to in the New Testament, NO New Testament writer EVER quoted from ANY of these books as Holy Scripture or gave them the slightest authority as inspired books.
Attention, Jesus and His disciples virtually IGNORED these books. And that is something that would not been the case if they had considered them to be inspired...do not you agree?
Moreover, even though certain church fathers spoke approvingly of the Apocrypha, there were other early church fathers, notably Origen and Jerome, who DENIED their inspiration. Further, even though the early St. Augustine acknowledged the Apocrypha, in his later years he REJECTED these books as being outside the canon and considered them inferior to the Hebrew Scriptures.
The Jewish Council of Jamina ( they met in A.D. 90 ) rejected the Apocrypha as Scripture.