Ask yourself this question, why does your Protestant Bible lack the verse of the Bible, (coming as it does from the Apocalypse of Ezra, aka 2 Esdras), which was used as a proof-text by Columbus to convince Ferdinand and Isabella to back his expedition to find a Westward route to the Indies (accidentally leading him to "discover" America)?
A) What verse is this?
B) What difference does it make that Columbus quoted it?
I appreciate your perspective on these ancient Jewish and Christian writings that did not make it into the canon — and would broaden the discussion even further by referring to such biblically oriented works as the Targums and LXX. But what use Christopher Columbus made out of 2 Esdras (or any other ancient writing) has no bearing whatsoever on whether it's divinely inspired.