Esdras
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew ‘Ezrā Date: 14th century 1. either of two books of the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament: a. Ezra 2 b. Nehemiah 2 2. either of two uncanonical books of Scripture included in the Protestant Apocrypha — see bible table

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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 — /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

  • Esdras — ( s. IV BC, Babilonia y Jerusalén). Líder y reformador religioso judío. Restableció la comunidad judía después de su exilio en Babilonia, persuadiendo al pueblo de Judá de retornar a una estricta observancia de la ley mosaica. Actuó como… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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