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  Third Book Of Ezra - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
(2) It is used by Josephus, who in fact does not seem aware of the existence of 2 Esdras.
Sir H. Howorth in the treatises referred to at the close of this article has shown cogent grounds for regarding I Esdras as the original and genuine Septuagint translation, and 2 Esdras as probably that of Theodotion.
Quartalschrift, 2 572 75 (1859); Sir H. Howorth, " Character and Importance of I Esdras," in the Academy (1893), pp.
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In chapter xii, 27-43, we have the account of the solemn dedication of the walls of Jerusalem; Esdras the scribe is mentioned as being at the head of a group of singers (verse 35).
It is true that in the Third Book of Esdras (the Greek I Esdras) the narrative of Neh., viii, is reproduced immediately after that of Esdras, ix-x; but the author of the Third Book of Esdras was led to do this by the fact that Neh., viii, presents his hero as reader of the Law.
Esdras was probably still a very young man at this time, and all he does is to read the Law before the assembled people.
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 Various Lists of Septuagint Books
2) There appears to be considerable confusion about 2 Esdras, with many authorities identifying it as a part of the “Septuagint Plus,” works that are in the Septuagint but not in the Hebrew Old Testament.
However, the Septuagint book of 2 Esdras is quite plainly in the Hebrew canon, being comprised of Ezra and Nehemiah.
This other 2 Esdras (3 Esdras in the Slavonic Bible and 4 Esdras in an appendix to the Vulgate) is an apocalyptic work.
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It is also called the second book of Esdras; because it is a continuation of the history, begun by Esdras, of the state of the people of God after their return from captivity.
And Esdras the scribe stood upon a step of wood, which he had made to speak upon, and there stood by him Mathathias, and Semeia, and Ania, and Uria, and Helcia, and Maasia, on his right hand: and on the left, Phadaia, Misael, and Melchia, and Hasum, and Hasbadana, Zacharia and Mosollam.
And Azarias, Esdras, and Mosollam, Judas, and Benjamin, and Semeia, and Jeremias.
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 2 Esdras
As I lay on my bed I was troubled; my 2 mind was filled with perplexity, as I considered the desolation of Zion and 3 the prosperity of those who lived in Babylon.
The way of truth will be hidden 2 from sight, and the land will be barren of faith.
It is not that the Most High has 60 wanted any man to be lost, but that those he created have themselves brought dishonour on their Creator's name, and shown ingratitude to the 61 One who had put life within their reach.
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 The Catholic Legate
Hippo and Carthage stated that 1 Esdras and 2 Esdras were canonical, referring to the Septuagint version of 1 and 2 Esdras, the Bible their Latin version was based upon.
The apocryphal Esdras is known as “Esdras A” or “1 Esdras” in the Septuagint and as “3 Esdras” in the Vulgate.
He asserts that because in the major LXX codices the apocryphal Esdras is known as “1 Esdras” and Ezra-Nehemiah is called “2 Esdras”, respectively, that the “two books of Esdras” referred to by the North African Synods [12] referred to the LXX usage.
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 Learning Bible Intro - 2 Esdras - ForMinistry
The book of 2 ESDRAS is written as a series of visions and prophecies that were given to Ezra, the priest who is sometimes referred to as the "second founder of Judaism" after Moses (see Ezra 7-10; Neh 8).
It is generally agreed that this book known as 2 ESDRAS is actually made up of three different writings: Chapters 1 and 2 (in some traditions called 2 or 5 Ezra); Chapters 3 through 14 (sometimes known as 4 Ezra); and Chapters 15 and 16 (also known as 5 or 6 Ezra).
The three-headed eagle in 2 Esdras 11, 12 seems to fit the Roman rulers Vespasian (A.D. 69-79), Titus (A.D. 79-81), and Domitian (A.D. The roaring lion (11:37) is associated with God's Messiah.
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 Esdras, The First Book Of (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
The English 2 Esdras is the apocalyptic Esdras and stands immediately after the English and Greek 1 Esdras.
With the exception of 1 Esdras 3:1 through 5:6--the incident of the royal banquet and the contest for a prize of the three young men--the present books agree in everything essential, down to the minutest details, with the canonical Ezra and part of 2 Chronicles and Nehemiah.
It must be admitted that 1 Esdras and Josephus preserve the true sequence of the events chronicled in Nehemiah 7:73 through 10, the Massoretic Text and the Greek version based on it having gone wrong at this point, probably through the mixing of Hebrew skins or leaves.
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 Silver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
2 Esdras 16:18-20 The beginning of sorrows, when there shall be much lamentation; the beginning of famine, when many shall perish; the beginning of wars, when the powers shall be terrified; the beginning of calamities, when all shall tremble.
2 Esdras 16:40-50 Hear my words, O my people; prepare for battle, and in the midst of the calamities be like strangers on the earth.
2 Esdras 16:68-73 The burning wrath of a great multitude is kindled over you; they shall drag some of you away and force you to eat what was sacrificed to idols.
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 2 Esdras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Septuagint and for Eastern Orthodox Christians, 2 Esdras refers to the combination of Ezra and Nehemiah.
Once Jerome's 1 and 2 Esdras were denoted Ezra and Nehemiah in more recent times, the designation 2 Esdras became common in protestant bibles until it dropped out altogether.
The Russian Orthodox Church, which accords this book canonical status in the Slavonic Bible, calls it 3 Esdras, with Ezra being "1 Esdras" and the Septuagint 1 Esdras being labeled as "2 Esdras".
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 Adventist Review: Sixty-six Books or Eighty-One?
Prophetic or end-time material is featured in several books (1 and 2 Esdras; Baruch, with the epistle of Jeremiah; the prayer of Manasseh), while some of the history of the Jewish people between the return from Babylonian captivity and the birth of Christ is told in 1 and 2 Maccabees.
Second Esdras is believed to have been written around the end of the first century A.D. It contains a number of visions filled with symbols and apocalyptic prophecies, warnings, and promises that attempt to predict the future and answer some questions regarding God's dealings with his people.
2, 3), in footnotes he supplied to Ellen White's article "To the Remnant Scattered Abroad," and in her letter of April 7, 1847, to Joseph Bates (pp.
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 2 Esdras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the Latin Vulgate, this book is 4 Esdras [see the notes from 1 Esdras if you cannot get all the names of the Ezra books straight].
This book, an appendix to scripture in the Roman church, is made up of a Jewish text (chapters 3-14, known in the Slavonic Bible as 3 Esdras, and here as 4 Ezra) and two Christian writings (5 Ezra [chapters 1-2] and 6 Ezra [chapters 15-16]).
2 Esd 7:36-105 was missing in most Latin manuscripts of the book, dependent on one 9th century manuscript.
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 1 Esdras (NRSV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For the most part, 1 Esdras simply parallels the relevant portions of 2 Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah; the only extensive unparalleled material is 1 Esdr 3-4 (the debate of the three bodyguards).
2, to the rebuilding of the temple from 5.56 to 7.9, to the treasures brought for the temple by Ezra in ch.
It is more likely that 1 Esdras reflects the views of a group in post-exilic Judaism that regarded Ezra and Nehemiah and their work quite differently (in 2 Macc 1.18-2.13 and in Sir 49.13 Nehemiah is mentioned and Ezra is ignored).
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 Angels in the Apocrypha
The preponderance of apocryphal references to angels are cited in 2 Esdras (23 references) and Tobit (34 references).
The two principle "angelic" books, 2 Esdras & Tobit were written in Jerusalem & Syria, both early and late.
2 Esdras (4 Ezra) is considered part of the Roman Catholic Canon, non-Canonical in Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Bibles, and Apocryphal in the Anglican Tradition.
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 1 ESDRAS, NRSV APOCRYPHA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Known in the Apocrypha as 1 Esdras, the book is called 3 Esdras in the Latin Vulgate Bible where (since the Council of Trent) it has been placed in an appendix after the New Testament.
2 And Darius sent with them a thousand cavalry to take them back to Jerusalem in safety, with the music of drums and flutes; 3 all their kindred were making merry.
2 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jozadak began to build the house of the Lord that is in Jerusalem, with the help of the prophets of the Lord who were with them.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Esdras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ezra EZRA [Ezra] book of the Bible, combined with Nehemiah in the Septuagint to form the book 2 Esdras.
In the Vulgate, Ezra and Nehemiah are called 1 and 2 Esdras respectively.
In the Septuagint, Ezra and Nehemiah are combined as Second Esdras.
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 Septuagint: 2 Esdras: 2 Esdras index
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 Informat.io on 3 Esdras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In most editions of the Septuagint, the book is titled in Greek: Εσδρας Α′ (in Latin: Esdrae I) and is placed before the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, which are together titled in Greek: Εσδρας Β′ (in Latin: Esdrae II).
However, Jerome, in his translation of the Vulgate, rejected Esdrae I as apocryphal, and titled the books of Ezra and Nehemiah as 1 and 2 Esdras, giving the current book (Esdrae I) the title 3 Esdras.
Chapter 1 = 2 Chron 35:1 - 36:21.
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 The Apocrypha: 2 Esdras: 2 Esdras index
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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 Introduction to the Books of the Apocrypha: 2 Esdras (The "Ezra Apocalypse")   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Epiphanius (On the Twelve Gems) speaks of an 'Esdras the priest - not that Esdras who was called Salathiel, whose father was Zorobabel, which Zorobabel was son to Jechonias.' Epiphanius - who is wrong, by the way - in his genealogy, nowhere shows any knowledge of IV Esdras.
Authority definitely states that Esdras the prophet, the author of IV Esdras, and Esdras the scribe, the author of the canonical Ezra, lived about 100 years apart.
Also IV Esdras is dated, in its opening words, in the thirtieth year after the ruin of the city, whereas Ezra the scribe belongs to the middle of the next century.
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 Untitled Document
In that version, 1 Esdras was the apocryphal additions to Ezra and Nehemiah not found in the Hebrew Bible, while 2 Esdras was the canonical Jewish version of Ezra-Nehemiah.
III Esdras (I Esdras in the Septuagint) was certainly compiled before A.D. 90, for the Jewish historian Josephus quoted from it (Ant.
Henry Barclay Swete: The 'Greek Esdras' consists of an independent and somewhat free version of portions of 2 Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah, broken by a long context which has no parallel in the Hebrew Bible...In the early Church the Greek Esdras was accepted without suspicion...Jerome, however, (praef.
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 2 Esdras
2 Unrighteousness shall be increased beyond what you yourself see, and beyond what you heard of formerly.
2 I saw it spread its wings over the whole earth, and all the winds of heaven blew upon it, and the clouds were gathered around it.
2 Bind on sackcloth and cloth of goats' hair, and wail for your children, and lament for them; for your destruction is at hand.
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 Phinees (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
(1) Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron (1 Esdras 5:5; 8:2,29; 2 Esdras 1:2; 1 Macc 2:26; Sirach 45:23).
(2) The father of Achias and son of Hell (Eli), a descendant of (1), and one of Ezra's progenitors (2 Esdras 1:2); but this link is not found in Ezra's genealogy (1 Esdras 8:1 f.), nor in Ezra 7:1 ff.; 1Ch.
6, and its insertion in 2 Esdras 1:2 is a mistake, since Ezra's descent was from Eleazar, while this Phinees (Phinehas) was a descendant of Ithamar, the youngest son of Aaron.
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2 KINGS (2 SAMUEL) This historical book centers upon King David and the momentous events of his early reign: the civil war; the transfer of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, which David makes his capital; and the messianic promise that an eternal throne will be given to one of David's lineage.
The Israelite kings of this period are condemned because instead of maintaining the divinely-revealed worship, they established rival shrines in opposition to the Temple and, in contravention to the Covenant, failed to suppress the "high places" of the pagan god Baal.
It continues the account of the First Book of Paralipomenon by continuing the summary of salvation history from the period of King Solomon's reign, the start and finish of the building of his Temple, the religious reforms introduced to counter disorder and anarchy, the fall of Jerusalem, and finally the Babylonian exile (597 B.C.).
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