By Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze

Clean translations of early Jewish texts four Ezra and a pair of Baruch, written within the many years after the Judean conflict, which observed Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism replaced ceaselessly. this useful quantity makes those very important texts obtainable to scholars, offers specialist introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts via parallel columns.

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7:104 He answered me and said, “Since you have found favor in my sight, I will show you this also. The day of judgment is decisive and displays to all the seal of truth. ” 7:106 I answered and said, “How then do we find that first Abraham prayed for the people of Sodom, and Moses for our fathers who sinned in the desert, 7:107 and Joshua after him for Israel in the days of Achan, 7:108 and Samuel in the days of Saul, and David for the plague of the people,67 and Solomon for those in the sanctuary, 7:109 and Elijah for those who received the rain, and for the one who was dead, that he might live, 7:110 and Hezekiah for the people in the days of Sennacherib, and many others prayed for many?

Compare: 2 Baruch 16:1; 21:19; 24:4 4:33 Then I answered and said, “How long and when will these things be? ” 4:34 He answered me and said, “You do not hasten faster than the Most High, for your haste is for yourself, but the Highest hastens on behalf of many. 2 Baruch 14:12; 21:23; 30:2 4:35 Did not the souls of the righteous in their treasuries ask about these matters, saying, ‘How long are we to remain here? ’ Compare: 2 Baruch 2:1; 13:5; 18:1; 21:24; 55:3; 57:1; 59:1; 66:7 4:36 And Jeremiel the archangel answered them and said, ‘When the number of those like yourselves is completed; for he has weighed the age in the balance.

From him there sprang nations and tribes, peoples and clans, without number. Compare: 2 Baruch 48:38 3:8 And every nation walked after its own will and did ungodly things before thee and scorned thee, and thou didst not hinder them. Compare: 2 Baruch 21:8 3:9 But again, in its time thou didst bring the flood upon the earth and the inhabitants of the world and destroy them. 3:10 And the same fate befell them: as death came upon Adam, so the flood upon them. Compare: 2 Baruch 56:15 3:11 But thou didst leave one of them, Noah, with his household, and all the righteous who have descended from him.

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