The so-called "Old Testament Apocrypha" are not only interesting because of the insights they give us into early Judaism, but also because of their complex and contested place in the history of the synagogue and church. A little while back the adult Sunday school class at my Mennonite church spent a session chatting about the place of the Apocrypha in the Anabaptist tradition. I'm posting the study guide here for anyone who might be interested in the reception of these texts in this particular Christian tradition. To download, click: "Anabaptists and the Apocrypha: Quick Notes and Sample Passages."
If what you read in the study guide interests you, then definitely check out Jonathan Seiling's article, which the study guide draws on.