ESDRAS


ESDRAS
   the name of two books of the Apocrypha, the first, written 2nd century B.C., containing the history of the rebuilding of the Temple and the restoration of its cultus, with a discussion on the strangest of all things, ending in assigning the palm to truth; and the second, written between 97 and 81 B.C., a forecast of the deliverance of the Jews from oppression and the establishment of the Messianic kingdom.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Esdras — ( el. Εσδρας) is a Greco Latin variation of the name of the scribe Ezra. It is still often used to refer to several books of Bible associated with the scribe.Differences in namesThe books associated with the scribe Ezra are titled differently in… …   Wikipedia

  • ESDRAS — (ESDRAS Ve ESDRAS IVe s.) Prêtre juif, chargé des affaires juives à la cour de Perse, vraisemblablement sous le règne d’Artaxerxès II (ESDRAS 404 ESDRAS 359), Esdras est avec Néhémie le principal «maître d’œuvre» de la reconstruction de Jérusalem …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Esdras — m Biblical: Greek form of the Hebrew name EZRA (SEE Ezra), used in the Douay Bible as the title of the Books of Ezra (I Esdras) and Nehemiah (2 Esdras) and of two further books (3 and 4 Esdras) not included in the Protestant canon …   First names dictionary

  • Esdras — [ez′drəs] n. [Gr Esdras, Ezra] Bible either of two books in the Apocrypha about EZRA: abbrev. Esd …   English World dictionary

  • Esdras — (bibl. Gesch.), so v.w. Esra …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Esdras — • Or Ezra. Article on the man and the books which bear his name Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Esdras — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ezra (homonymie). Esdras (en hébreu : עזרא Ezra) est un prêtre et scribe juif qui a mené environ 5000 exilés Judéens de Babylone à Jérusalem en 459 av. J. C. Il a reconstitué la communauté juive dispersée… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Esdras, S. — S. Esdras, Sac. (13. Juli). Vom Hebr. Esra = Hülfe. (Im Griechischen, dem die Vulgata folgte, heißt er Esdras.) – Der hl. Esdras ist ein Enkel des Hohenpriesters Saraias, ein vom Geiste Gottes erleuchteter, im Gesetze höchst erfahrener Mann, der… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Esdras — /ez dreuhs/, n. 1. either of the first two books of the Apocrypha, I Esdras or II Esdras. 2. Douay Bible. a. Ezra (def. 1). b. either of two books, I Esdras or II Esdras, corresponding to the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, respectively, in the… …   Universalium

  • Esdras — Es•dras [[t]ˈɛz drəs[/t]] n. 1) bib either of the first two books of the Apocrypha, I Esdras or II Esdras 2) bib Douay Bible. a) Ezra 1) b) either of two books, I Esdras or II Esdras, corresponding to the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, respectively …   From formal English to slang

  • Esdras — /ez dreuhs/, n. 1. either of the first two books of the Apocrypha, I Esdras or II Esdras. 2. Douay Bible. a. Ezra (def. 1). b. either of two books, I Esdras or II Esdras, corresponding to the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, respectively, in the… …   Useful english dictionary


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