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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Ezra

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A Jewish scribe of priestly rank, and full of zeal for the law of the Lord and the restoration of Israel; author of a book of the Old Testament, which records two successive returns of the people from captivity, and embraces a period of 79 years, from 576 to 457 B.C., being a continuation of the book of Chronicles, its purpose being to relate the progress of the restored theocracy in Judah and Jerusalem, particularly as regards the restoration of the Temple and the re-institution of the priesthood.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Ezra'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/e/ezra.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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