2 Esdras


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Noun1.2 Esdras - an Apocryphal book of angelic revelations2 Esdras - an Apocryphal book of angelic revelations
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
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Water, on the other hand, had to demonstrate its existence, if only because 2 Esdras, one of the apocryphal biblical texts, said that the earth was six parts land and only one part water, presumably because God had rested on the seventh day.
Bird (New Testament, Highland Theological College, Scotland) contends that 1 Esdras, part of the Septuagint and of the Christian Apocrypha, has been neglected relative to the canonical books of the Masoretic Text and the apocalyptic 2 Esdras, which is appended to the Latin Apocrypha.
In his delightful book on the reception history of 2 Esdras (4 Ezra), Aiastair Hamilton dedicates one twenty-eight-page chapter to the Anabaptist reception of 4 Ezra.
In particular, Apuleius adopts some of the themes and methods of the apocalyptic literature which we find in Jewish and Christian literature of later antiquity, including Ezekiel, Daniel, 2 Esdras, Revelation, I Enoch, 2 Baruch, and Shepherd of Hermas.
Proponents of the interlinear model have suggested an educational setting for the translation, but Wooden admits that the educational level represented by 2 Esdras would be low.
The Apocryphal books of Enoch, 2 Esdras, Genesis Aprocryphon and Jasher support the Genesis story, adding that the sin of the angels grew to include genetic modification of animals as well as humans.
the Jewish communities that produced and remembered 2 Esdras and 2 Baruchwove into those apocalypses a dream/demand that messiah usher in newness, rightness, and exuberant fruitfulness into God's creation.
In his debate he quotes from Genesis (16:18; 17:13; 22:2; 22:12; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14); Exodus (4:30-31; 4:33; 8; 14:31; 19:6; 19:9; 19:10; 19:21; 20:19-20; 20:22-23; 21:6; 24:10; 33:11; 33:20); Numbers (7:89; 8; 9:8; 12:6); Deuteronomy (4:9-10; 4:12; 4:15-16; 5:4; 5:6; 5:21; 5:27; 5:33; 6:7; 11:25-27; 13:1; 13:2; 18:18; 18:20; 18:20; 29:29; 32:7; 33:4; 34); Psalms (41:2; 78:10); 2 Esdras (10); Isaiah (2:3; 12:3; 44:17; 51:4; 59:21); Jeremiah (31:31); Joshua (1; 23); Ezekiel (21); Leviticus (26:44-45; 26:46); Osea (11:9); Malachias (3:4); 1 Kings (1:22; 2; 13; 18; 28); 2 Kings (18); Job (1).
14) See also Sirach 10:9, 17:32, and 40:3; and 2 Esdras 13:11.
Peter Hayman's commentary on 2 Esdras (=4,5 and 6 Ezra) argues that the book(s) had little impact on "mainstream," i.
The content of 2 Esdras and its alleged relationship to the Book of Ezra is summarized (15-21) as an introduction to Chapter 2 which sketches the medieval treatment of 2 Esdras.
14) In Ezekiel 23:31-4 the fate of Samaria is described as a cup of horror and desolation from which Jerusalem must drink; but in Psalm 22: 5 the psalmist's cup overflows with divine blessings, and in 2 Esdras 14: 39-40 the Lord gives Ezra a cup of fire-coloured liquid that causes his heart to pour forth understanding and his breast to fill with wisdom.