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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.]
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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
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(ˈɛz rə)

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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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
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References in classic literature ?
It is MERCIA AND ITS WORTHIES, written by Ezra Toms more than a hundred years ago.
"Then come on, Ezra. I guess you know Sadie's taste.
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.' Some critics, it should be added, however, feel that Browning is too often and too insistently a teacher in his poetry and that his art would have gained if he had introduced his philosophy much more incidentally.
Adam Ben Ezra began to learn the basics of playing the double bass as a child, he gave his first successful public performance at the age of 17, and at 21 he decided to become a professional musician.
Ezra (meaning 'helper') and Gil (meaning 'happiness') serves a wholesome all-day brunch menu, with dishes including smashed pumpkin on toast with feta and eggs; Greek-style omelettes; brioche French toast and full English breakfasts.
Linguists debate the dating of the Aramaic dialects in Ezra and Daniel, say Cook, and he adopts the view that the Aramaic of Ezra belongs to Imperial (or "Official") Aramaic of around 600-200 BCE, whereas the Aramaic of Daniel belongs to the early Middle Aramaic period around 200 BCE to 200 CE.
If I'd managed to position myself shoulder to shoulder with infectiously excited George Ezra fans, might I have been swept away with the fun.
Ezra's energy and charisma, combined with the hits that made him the most recognisable voice of 2018, took his fans back to the heatwaves, BBQs and celebrations of last summer - for a couple of hours at least.
Viewers joked he may have let Ezra borrow the item as he closed the show after Geraint Thomas had been awarded the top prize.
On the first of two sell-out dates in Glasgow, Ezra delivered a handful of songs from that album, including Barcelona, Blame it on Me and the ubiquitous Budapest.
A three-judge panel comprising Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Tan Sri Idrus Harun and Datuk Mary Lim Thiam Suan were scheduled to hear Mohd Ezra's appeal against a March 2018 High Court ruling.