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Ez·ra 1

A Hebrew high priest of the fifth century bc who led many Jews back to Jerusalem after their Babylonian exile.

[Hebrew 'ezrā', a nickname, perhaps for 'azrî'ēl, God is my help; see ʕḏr in Semitic roots.]

Ez·ra 2

See Table at Bible.

[After Ezra.]


1. (Bible) a Jewish priest of the 5th century bc, who was sent from Babylon by the Persian king Artaxerxes I to reconstitute observance of the Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the captivity
2. (Bible) the book recounting his efforts to perform this task


(ˈɛz rə)

1. a Jewish scribe and prophet of the 5th century B.C.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ezra - a Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in JerusalemEzra - a Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem
2.Ezra - an Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
References in classic literature ?
It is MERCIA AND ITS WORTHIES, written by Ezra Toms more than a hundred years ago.
Ring the bell, Ezra, and we'll see if they've gotten any sealing-wax and string.
It is rather fully expressed as a whole, in two of Browning's best known and finest poems, 'Rabbi ben Ezra,' and 'Abt Vogler.
Ezra is a unique first-person narrator, introspective and funny with just enough confidence to carry his own voice.
With this one, Batman is not a Joker, and he isn't as funny as, say, Ezra, who is hilarious in the movie.
For example, the Masorah notes that the description that Ezra during mourning "did not eat bread" (Ezra 10:6) is a phrase referring only to Moses elsewhere in Scripture.
Although Ezra technically committed a crime when he broke into Patrick's house and ran away with the ring, Heaps said that viewers could actually find something inspirational about what his character managed to do.
With the initial formation of the 50:50 joint venture between Ezra and Chiyoda completed in March 2016, the depth and breadth of ECS' operational offerings have been boosted by Chiyoda's complementary Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) expertise.
However, in the rabbinic model, the first mention of each king in the text of Ezra represents the chronological order of the king, so that the order is Cyrus (Ezra 1:1), Achashverosh/Xerxes (Ezra 4:6), Artaxerxes (Ezra 4:7) (6) and Darius (Ezra 4:24).
In February last year, Ezra was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he was put on a lifesupport machine.
Just yesterday, I talked to the family of Ezra Schwartz from Massachusetts, a young man who came here out of high school ready to go to college, excited about his future," said Kerry.
Dear Jewish Sisters and Brothers, It was with great sadness that I learned last night that Ezra Schwarz of Sharon had his life brutally cut short in Israel yesterday.