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4 Ezra and 2 Baruch: Translations, Introductions, and Notes by Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze

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 warfare, which observed Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism replaced perpetually. this useful quantity makes those very important texts available to scholars, presents professional introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts via parallel columns.

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Will be seen” Eth; “you will see” Georg. 48. This phrase is chaotic in the versions. The translation here depends on a reconstruction in Greek. 49. “glory” Eth, Arm; “son” Ar1. 50. “son” or “servant” Lat, Eth, Ar1; others omit. See Stone, 4 Ezra, 207–8. 51. “thirty” Syr; “a thousand” Ar2. Eth and Arm omit the phrase. Ar1, Arm omit v. 29; Arm omits vv. 29-32. 4 Ezra | 43 Compare: 2 Baruch 21:19; 21:23; 40:3; 42:7 7:31 And after seven days the world, which is not yet Compare: 2 Baruch 11:4 30:1-2; 42:8; 50:2 7:32 And the earth shall give back those who are asleep in it, and the dust those who rest in it; and the treasuries shall give up the souls which have been committed to them.

4:30 For a grain of evil seed was sown in Adam’s heart from the beginning, and how much fruit of ungodliness it has produced until now, and will produce until the time of threshing comes! 4:31 Consider now for yourself how much fruit of ungodliness a grain of evil seed has produced. ” EZRA ASKS, WHEN WILL THE END COME? 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.

17 5:2 And unrighteousness shall be increased beyond what you yourself see, and beyond what you heard of formerly. 5:3 And the region which you now see ruling shall be waste and untrodden, and men shall see the land desolate. 5:4 But if the Most High grants that you live, you shall see the earth thrown into confusion after the third . ; 18 Compare: 2 Baruch 48:37 5:5 Blood shall drip from wood, and the stone shall utter its voice; the peoples shall be troubled, and the atmospheres shall be changed.

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