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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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.
He alters his Vorlage in 1 Esdras 2: 18, which reads "the 'Iov[delta][alpha]ioi who came up from you to us" to read "the 'Iov[delta][alpha]ioi which were carried off to Babylon.
Their topics include the lower criticism and higher criticism case for 1 Esdras, the second year of Darius, ancient composition patterns mirrored in 1 Esdras and the priority of the canonical composition type, Hellenistic Greek elements in 1 Esdras, and the rendering of 2 Chronicles 35-36 in 1 Edras.