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Book of 4 Baruch
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Jewish pseudepigraphal work written in the name of Baruch in Greek before or just after the Bar Kokhba revolt (ad 132–135). Exhibits a post-revolt, Christian-influenced redaction, possibly aimed at converting Jewish people. The Ethiopian Orthodox church considers 4 Baruch canonical; all other Christian traditions do not.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baruch, Book of 4
Baruch, Fourth Book of A Jewish pseudepigraphal work written in the name of Baruch in Greek before or just after the Bar Kokhba revolt (ad 132–135). Exhibits a post-revolt, Christian-influenced redaction, possibly aimed at converting Jewish people. The Ethiopian Orthodox church considers 4 Baruch canonical;
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baruch, Book of 4
BARUCH, BOOK OF 4. The pseudepigraphon generally designated as 4 Baruch is actually entitled in Greek Paraleipomena Ieremiou, “Things omitted from the Prophet Jeremiah,” and in the Ethiopic mss “The Rest of the Words of Baruch.” The document represents itself as an account of the events surrounding the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Baruch, III and IV
Baruch, III and IV. ‘The Greek Apocalypse of Baruch’ (traditionally numbered III Baruch) is an apocryphal work, apparently of Jewish origin, but worked over by a Christian hand. It may date from the 2nd cent., and it was probably known to *Origen (De princ. 2. 3. 6). The Apocalypse described the visions
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Baruch, Fourth
Baruch, Fourth. Also known as Paraleipomena Jeremiou (“the things left out of Jeremiah”), which is the title of the work in the Greek mss. In the Ethiopic version, it is entitled “The Rest of the Words of Baruch,” and so it is conveniently referred to as 4 Baruch. The document has also been preserved
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BARUCH, FOURTH BOOK OF
BARUCH, FOURTH BOOK OF [Paraleipomena of Jeremiah]. Fourth Baruch, also known as the Paraleipomena of Jeremiah (things omitted from [the book of] Jeremiah), intends to complete the story of Jeremiah’s life by recounting what the Bible omitted about the prophet’s career and death. Although Jer 43–44 states