1 Esdras


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Noun1.1 Esdras - an Apocryphal book consisting of a compilation from I Chronicles and II Chronicles and Ezra and Nehemiah1 Esdras - an Apocryphal book consisting of a compilation from I Chronicles and II Chronicles and Ezra and Nehemiah
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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Among the topics are the birth and early reception of a masterpiece: some loose ends and common misconceptions, early Oxford Hebraism and the King James translators 1586-1617: the view from New College, the Hebraic explorations of the English mercier: Richard Kilbie (1560/61-1620), the earliest known draft of the King James Bible: Samuel Ward's draft of 1 Esdras and Wisdom 3-4, and Miles Smith (1552/53-1624) and the uses of oriental learning.
Chapter 4 describes 1 Esdras, a third-century-BCE Greek rewriting of Ezra combined with the end of Chronicles and Nehemiah 8.
1 Esdras; introduction and commentary on the Greek text in Codex Vaticanus.
Other commentaries written by Jewish scholars include 1 Maccabees (Uriel Rappaport) and 1 Esdras (Sara Japhet).