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A Hebrew high priest of the fifth century bc who led many Jews back to Jerusalem after their Babylonian exile.
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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
1. a Jewish scribe and prophet of the 5th century B.C.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
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|Noun||1.||Ezra - 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