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First Book of Esdras
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Greek narrative that claims to recount the return of the Jewish exiles and their difficulties in reconstructing the second Jewish temple in Jerusalem, with an additional focus on the reforms of Ezra. Most of 1 Esdras parallels portions of 2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Esdras, First Book of
Esdras, First Book of A Greek narrative that claims to recount the return of the Jewish exiles and their difficulties in reconstructing the second Jewish temple in Jerusalem, with an additional focus on the reforms of Ezra. Most of 1 Esdras parallels portions of 2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Esdras, First Book of
ESDRAS, FIRST BOOK OF. A book of the Apocrypha which appears in the standard texts of the LXX as Esdras A or 1 Esdras. In OL and Syriac versions it is also called 1 Esdras. In English Bibles since the Geneva edition of 1560 it is named “Ezra,” the same name as that of the canonical book. In 1883 P. Lagarde’s
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Esdras, First Book of
ESDRAS, FIRST BOOK OF Book that is largely a compilation of material from 2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah.PreviewAuthor and DateBackgroundContentAuthor and Date The author or compiler of 1 Esdras is unknown, and scholars disagree about its origin. Three theories seem to summarize the critical
Dictionary of New Testament Background
1 Esdras
1 ESDRASThe book of 1 Esdras has survived in Greek as one of the books of the Apocrypha, at least as far as the Hebrew canon is concerned. The church, too, has not granted 1 Esdras a definite canonical status, especially because of Jerome’s influential position, which relegated the book to an appendix
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Esdras
Es´dras (Greek form of Ezra), The First Book of, the first in order of the apocryphal books in the English Bible. The first chapter is a transcript of the last two chapters of 2 Chron., for the most part verbatim, and only in one or two parts slightly abridged and paraphrased. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 to
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Esdras, First
Esdras, First ez’druhs (Εσδρας, Gk. form of Heb. עֶזְרָאH6474, “help”). A narrative work, usually listed as the first book of the OT Apocrypha, and covering the period from King Josiah to Ezra. In the Latin Vulgate, where 1–2 Esdras correspond to the canonical Ezra-Nehemiah, it is designated 3 Esdras
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ESDRAS, FIRST BOOK OF
ESDRAS, FIRST BOOK OF ez´druhs [Ἔσδρας Esdras]. The name Esdras is the Greek form of Ezra. The book Esdras A, or 1 Esdras, appears in the LXX just before the book Esdras B. Esdras B is a literal translation of the canonical books Ezra-Nehemiah. Esdras A appears in the Apocrypha, but unlike most books