Fifth and Sixth Books of Esra  


The Book of Ezra is a book of the Hebrew Bible whose subject is the Return to Zion following the close of the Babylonian captivity.

Ezra is written to fit a schematic pattern in which the God of Israel inspires a king of Persia to commission a leader from the Jewish community to carry out a mission; three successive leaders carry out three such missions, the first rebuilding the Temple, the second purifying the Jewish community, and the third sealing of the holy city itself behind a wall.

Ezra probably appeared in its earliest version around 399 BC, and continued to be revised and edited for several centuries before being accepted as scriptural in the early Christian era.
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Authorship: (Assumed)Esra
Year Written: (Assumed)150-250 AD
Scripture Type:Apocrypha Martyrs
Apocrypha Martyrs are works, usually written works, that are of unknown authorship, or of doubtful authenticity, or spurious, or not considered to be within a particular canon. The authors are martyrs, somebody who suffered persecution and death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, or refusing to advocate a belief or cause as demanded by the authorities of the time. This refusal to comply often led to punishment or execution.
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