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I'm trying to draw an analogy between the written and the oral Torah. After the Mishna was signed, the Sages continued to use extra-Mishnaic sources forever (Toseftah, Midrashim, etc).

After the 24 books of the Tanach were finalized/canonized, does the Talmud (the Sages) include citations or references to extra-Tanachic books (Ben Sirah, 1-2- Maccabees, Sefer Zerubavel, Sefer Chanoch, Sefer Raziel, and many others, thanks Yaacov Deane)? Or none of them are mentioned, but the 24 books?

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    Rabba bar Mari quoted Ben Sira as if it's part of the Ketuvim (Baba Kama 92b): "א"ל רבא לרבה בר מרי ... אמר ליה ... ומשולש בכתובים דכתיב (בן סירא יג, יד) כל עוף למינו ישכון ובני אדם לדומה לו". – Tamir Evan Jul 12 at 8:23
  • @TamirEvan Answer? – Kazi bácsi Jul 12 at 10:12
  • @Kazibácsi Maybe it's an answer, but not one I'm interested in posting as such. If anyone else wants to have a go, they're welcomed. My source for the cite is Daat website's "בן סירא" article. – Tamir Evan Jul 12 at 12:48
  • @TamirEvan Re. Ben Sira being quoted as part of Ketuvim - see this Q/A. – Oliver Jul 12 at 14:40
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    Ben Laan’a mentioned in PT (San. here) some identify as the Gospels. Some also suggest that BT (Ber. 7a) may parallel a text in Enoch. There’s a wealth of literature pertaining to this field. See this article for a taste and Prof. Lieberman’s book Greek in Jewish Palestine & Hellenism in Jewish Palestine. – Oliver Jul 12 at 19:34

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