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  Book of Ezra: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Book of Ezra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Book of Ezra is a book of the Bible in the Old Testament and Hebrew Tanach.
This book is the record of events occurring at the close of the Babylonian captivity.
Ezra was probably the author of this book, at least of the greater part of it (comp.
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 THIRD BOOK OF EZRA - LoveToKnow Article on THIRD BOOK OF EZRA
EZRA, THIRD BOOK OF onwards designate this book as I Esdras, the canonical books Ezra and Nehemiah being 2 Esdras in the Greek.
The beginning of the book seems imperfect, with its abrupt opening And Josiah held the passover : its conclusion is mutilated, as it breaks off in the middle of a sentence.
Howorths further claim that he has established the historical credibility of the book as a whole and its chronological accuracy as against the canonical Ezra has not as yet met with acceptance; but his arguments have not been fairly met and answered.
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 USCCB - NAB - Ezra - Introduction
He is also called a scribe, well-versed in the law of Moses (Ezra 7:6), indicating Ezra's dedication to the study of the Torah, which he sought to make the basic rule of life in the restored community.
Ezra is sometimes accused of having been a mere legalist who gave excessive attention to the letter of the law.
Ezra set the tone of the postexilic community, and it was characterized by fidelity to the Torah, Judaism's authentic way of life.
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 English: Ezra Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ezra records that the first expedition was made up of 42,360 Jews and 7,337 of their servants (Ezra 2:64-65) led by Zerubbabel, who was appointed governor by King Cyrus (5:14; Haggai 1:1,14; 2:2,21).
Ezra records that in the second year of their coming to the House of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel.
The Book of Ezra reveals how God controls the destiny of all mankind and, thus, the Book of Ezra is a message of the continuing wisdom and love of the Almighty Creator.
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 Ezra - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Ezra is the first who is called by the title of "the scribe," the title by which Artaxerxes designates him in his letter of instructions in Ezra 7:6,11.
Moreover, Ezra was authorized to appoint judges to judge the people according to the law of God and the law of the king, and to inflict punishments upon all who would not obey these laws.
In Nehemiah 8, Ezra appears again upon the scene at the Feast of Tabernacles as the chief scribe of the law of Moses, the leader of the priests and Levites who read and explained the law to the people.
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 Introduction to the Book of Ezra
Ezra was a priest and scribe versed in the commandments of Jehovah (7:11).
The Book of Ezra dates in the later half of the fifth century B.C. Sources for the Book of Ezra included Ezra's firsthand account (probably 7:11-9:15), empirical documents and correspondence written in Aramaic (4:8-6:18; 7:12-26), and registers of Jewish immigrants (2:1-70; 8:1-14).
Ezra must have realized, too, that this was one of the problems which had led to their downfall and captivity as a people in the first place.
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 FOURTH BOOK EZRA - LoveToKnow Article on FOURTH BOOK EZRA
Thus, whereas the former represents the ordinary Judaism of the 1st century of the Christian era, the teaching of 4 Ezra on the Law, Works, Justification, Original Sin and Free Will approximates to the school of Shammai and serves to explain the Pauline doctrines on those subjects; but to this subject we shall return.
This is shown by the late Greek apocalypse of Ezra (Tischendorf, Apocalypses Apocryphae, 1866, pp.
The seventh vision is a fragment of the Ezra Saga recounting the rewriting of the Scriptures, which had been destroyed.
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 Book of Ezra and Book of Nehemiah
Ezra and Nehemiah are two books of the Old Testament of the Bible, originally one work in the Hebrew canon.
We learn from the account of his labours in the book of Nehemiah that he was careful to have the whole people instructed in the law of Moses; and there is no reason to reject the constant tradition of the Jews which connects his name with the collecting and editing of the Old Testament canon.
The book, which may historically be regarded as a continuation of the book of Ezra, consists of four parts.
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 AllRefer.com - Ezra, book of the Bible (Old Testament) - Encyclopedia
Ezra, book of the Bible, combined with Nehemiah in the Septuagint to form the book 2 Esdras.
Ezra, like Nehemiah, is the work of the Chronicler (see Chronicles) and narrates the history of the Jews from 538
A substantial passage of Ezra is in Aramaic.
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 Ezra, Book of (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
This book is the record of events occurring at the close of the Babylonian exile.
The book thus contains memorabilia connected with the Jews, from the decree of Cyrus (B.C. 536) to the reformation by Ezra (B.C. 456), extending over a period of about eighty years.
Ezra was probably the author of this book, at least of the greater part of it (compare 7:27, 28; 8:1, etc.), as he was also of the Books of Chronicles, the close of which forms the opening passage of Ezra.
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 Bible Survey: The Book of Ezra-Nehemiah
The title of the book of Ezra is taken from the name of one of the principle characters in the book.
In fact, the two books are counted as one in the Talmud, in Josephus, and in the Canon of Melito of AD 171.
In the Septuagint, Ezra-Nehemiah is called Esdras B, while an apocryphal Book of Ezra is called Esdras A. In the catalogs of the Old Testament writings given by Origen, Cyril, Melito, Jerome and the Council of Laodicea, the Protestant book of Ezra is called 1 Ezra, while Nehemiah is called 2 Ezra.
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 Ezra - Easton's Bible Dictionary on StudyLight.org
He was the son, or perhaps grandson, of Seraiah (2 Kings 25:18-21), and a lineal descendant of Phinehas, the son of Aaron (Ezra 7:1-5).
Ezra assembled the band of exiles, probably about 5,000 in all, who were prepared to go up with him to Jerusalem, on the banks of the Ahava, where they rested for three days, and were put into order for their march across the desert, which was completed in four months.
It is significant that the earliest mention of the pulpit occurs in the history of Ezra's ministry (Nehemiah 8:4).
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 The Book of Ezra, 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Now while Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of YAHWEH, there was gathered together unto him out of Israel a very great assembly of men and women and children; for the people wept very sore.
Then Ezra rose up from before the house of YAHWEH, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water; for he mourned because of the trespass of them of the captivity.
And Ezra the priest, with certain heads of fathers' houses, after their fathers' houses, and all of them by their names, were set apart; and they sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
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 Book of Ezra or Esdras,  Quick survey, Return of the Jews with Zerubbabel, Rebuilding of Altar and Temple, Return ...
The book of Ezra, in conjunction with Nehemiah, records the fulfillment of God’s promise to restore his people to their land after seventy years of Babylonian captivity.
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah were originally one book called Esdras 1 and Esdras 2 in the Vulgate, both of then with a precious prayer in their respective chapter 9, both prayers by Ezra (Esdras).
Ezra, high priest, dedicated the temple but was not happy with the priests marrying heathen wives, or intermarriage --mixed marriages of Jews and non-Jews.
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 The Book of Ezra, Chapter 10
Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.
Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.
And Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all of them by their names, were separated, and sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
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 The Book of Ezra, Chapter 7
This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which Yahweh Elohim of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of Yahweh his Elohim upon him.
Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of the commandments of the Yahweh, and of his statutes to Israel.
And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy Elohim, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy Elohim; and teach ye them that know them not.
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 INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF EZRA
Ezra 2 is repeated in Nehemiah 6:7-70 and this likely would not have been the case had they been written together.
Ezra is described as a scribe in Ezra 7:21, so he would have had ample ability to write this book.
This book spans 92 years of Jewish history from the decree of Cyrus allowing the Jews to return to the land (539 B.C.) to the decree of Artaxerxes which halted the work of rebuilding the city of Jerusalem (446 B.C.).
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 Bible Basics - Ezra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Jews considered it to be one book with Nehemiah, but the repetition of Ezra 2 and Nehemiah 7 may indicate it was originally two works.
Ezra lived to the time of Nehemiah, and had plenty of time to write between 456 B.C. and 444 B.C. when Nehemiah arrived to accelerate some of the more immediate needs such as rebuilding the walls and fortifications around Jerusalem.
The book of Ezra records the fulfillment of God's promise to the nation of Israel through Jeremiah to bring them back to the land seventy years after exile to captivity.
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 Blue Letter Bible - Commentaries
The Jewish church puts on quite another face in this book from what it had appeared with; its state much better, and more pleasant, than it was of late in Babylon, and yet far inferior to what it had been formerly.
The history of this book is the accomplishment of Jeremiah’s prophecy concerning the return of the Jews out of Babylon at the end of seventy years, and a type of the accomplishment of the prophecies of the Apocalypse concerning the deliverance of the gospel church out of the New-Testament Babylon.
Ezra preserved the records of that great revolution and transmitted them to the church in this book.
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 The Book of Ezra, Chapter 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
6: Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Johanan the sonof Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.
It was the ninth month,on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.
And Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all of them bytheir names, were separated, and sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
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 Book of Ezra, Chapter 7, (KJV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.
Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel.
And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.
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 The World English Bible (WEB): Ezra
You, Ezra, after the wisdom of your God who is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges, who may judge all the people who are beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God; and teach you him who doesn't know them.
Now while Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there was gathered together to him out of Israel a very great assembly of men and women and children; for the people wept very sore.
Ezra the priest stood up, and said to them, You have trespassed, and have married foreign women, to increase the guilt of Israel.
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 NOTES ON The Book of EZRA
The history of this book is the accomplishment of Jeremiah's prophecy, concerning the return of the Jews out of Babylon, at the end of seventy years, and a type of the accomplishment of the prophecies in the Revelation, touching the deliverance of the Gospel Church from Spiritual Babylon.
Ezra was not himself the high priest; but he was nearly related to him.
Ezra is troubled at the marriages with strange women, ver.
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 The Book of 4 Ezra
In accordance with this new revelation, Ezra dissembles when he meets with the people in 12:46-49, comforting them because, although they are among the lost, they are not worthy to know it.
Accordingly, Ezra gives them a traditional prophetic harrangue (14:27-36) which, however, fails to tell them the secret that only a few of them will be saved.
Longenecker (1997) - 4 Ezra is not sectarian (it defends Israel as a whole and not a subgroup within it) and is aimed at a learned prerabbinic group in post-70 C.E. Yavneh (Jabneh), instructing them to teach the people to manage their grief, follow the Torah, and avoid militant eschatological activism.
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 Ezra and Nehemiah, books of --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ezra and Nehemiah are a single book in the Jewish canon.
These three (Ezra and Nehemiah were one book in the Jewish canon) were the final books of the Hebrew Bible.
Unlike the books in the Law and Prophets sections, the Writings do not constitute a unity, but their very variety has made them useful in both Judaism and Christianity as aids in worship and for teaching...
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 Bible Book No.15 - Ezra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thus we have the setting for the 15th book of the Bible, the Book of Ezra.
The book begins with the return of the exiles to Jerusalem and the rebuilding of the Temple.
The Book of Ezra, in the process of chronicling a vital chapter in the history of the Jews, provides a most beneficial set of lessons for us, it’s 21st Century readers.
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