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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In 2 Esdras 2.31-32, the Messiah himself is a lion.
2 Esdras and the Anabaptist Movement," Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis 68 (1988), 5-7.
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 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.
Glenn Wooden makes his thesis patently clear in his title "Interlinearity in 2 Esdras: A Test Case." The translator inconsistently completes certain lists of names in a case different from that of the initial items.
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.
After the Temple was destroyed in 70 C.E., 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).
(3) Compare: "For you alone are God, and by your hands we are all shaped in one mould, as your word declares" (2 Esdras 8:7, Revised English Bible).
(14) See also Sirach 10:9, 17:32, and 40:3; and 2 Esdras 13:11.