SOGFPP, I won't have the time to answer that until tomorrow, because I'm short on time, but I will definitely answer it in full detail when I get the chance.
Take your time, my friend.
- Why did'nt Jesus and his Apostles quote from the Apocrypha a single time?
Not evidence. The Bible never refers to the Watchtower.... by your logic that makes it a non-Biblical organization.
- Why does'nt the rest of the Bible quote or refer to the Apocrypha a single time?
Your own post explains this.... "While this of itself is not conclusive, inasmuch as their writings are also lacking in quotations from a few books recognized as canonical, such as Esther, Ecclesiastes, and The Song of Solomon"
- Can you explain to me the nonsensical historical and geographical discrepencies in the Apocrypha? (Remember, God does not make mistakes).
You are assuming there are discrepencies..... the same tactic that atheists use against the entire Bible. Again not evidence.
"No data can be found either in the book itself or in later writers which would give us a clue as to the person of the author. Names have indeed been mentioned, but on groundless conjecture. That he was a native of Palestine is evident from the language in which he wrote, and from the thorough knowledge of the geography of Palestine which he possessed."
Care for a non-JW explaination of Machabees? Click here
I'll add this one last tidbit:
The Apocrypha was not fully accepted into Catholicism until 1546. So its either you who is wrong or it is the Catholic history books that are wrong. Pick one.
When a Council defines something, it is not that something was not fully accepted... in fact, often times the subject is something that was never in doubt and so did not need definition. That was largely true (although even after Trent, there have been questions) for the Canon of Scripture. Remember, Trent was a response to NEW .... non-historically backed teachings of the Reformation..... absent for the 1500 years previous.... which is kinda my point when it comes to your JW Bible and views.
Old Testament Canon
.... look for the The Council of Florence (1442)
New Testament Canon
Just is case you want to see a non-JW view....