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Second Esdras

ESDRAS, SECOND (2) (see previous article for pronunciation and root words). The title comes from the [[Geneva Bible]]; in the Vul. it is called 4 Esdras. Sometimes called the “Ezra Apocalypse” (due to the character of chs. 3-14). Many writers regard chs. 1, 2 and 15, 16 to be Christian interpolations and give them the names 5 Ezra and 6 Ezra, respectively (e.g., Eissfeldt). See below under Date.