2 Esdras (4 Ezra)  


2 Esdras is the name of an apocalyptic book in many English versions of the Bible.

It is reckoned among the apocrypha by Roman Catholics, Protestants, and most Orthodox Christians. Critics question whether even the main body of the book has a single author. Kalisch, De Faye, and Charles hold that no fewer than five people worked on the text. However, Gunkel holds that the book is written by a single author.

Critics have widely debated the origin of the book. Hidden under two layers of translation it is impossible to determine if the author was Roman, Alexandrian, or Palestinian.

The book is considered one of the gems of Jewish apocalyptic literature.
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Authorship: (Assumed)Ezra
Year Written: (Assumed)90-96 AD
Scripture Type:Apocrypha 1885
In 1885 AD, 14 Gospels/Texts were designated as Apocrypha (doubtful) and removed from the Old Testament Bible (King James KJV). The Bible was reduced from 80 books to the current 66 books. This was 1852-years AFTER Jesus departed or 1488-years AFTER the Christian bible was finalised (canonised) read more
Further Reading: www.hti.umich.edu/bin/rsv-idx
earlyjewishwritings.com/2esdras.html
wesley.nnu.edu/sermons-essays-books/noncanonical-literature/noncanonical-literature-ot-apocrypha/second-esdras/
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