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 couple of Baruch, written within the many years after the Judean struggle, which observed Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism replaced eternally. this useful quantity makes those very important texts available to scholars, offers specialist introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts via parallel columns.

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7:115 Therefore no one will then be able 66. “the righteous will be able to entreat the Most High for the sinners” Eth, Georg. 67. “of the people” Lat, Eth omit. ” EZRA LAMENTS AGAIN AND THE ANGEL RESPONDS: FREE WILL Compare (for 7:116-18): 2 Baruch 48:42-46; 54:19 7:116 I answered and said, “This is my first and last word, that it would have been better if the earth had not produced Adam, or else, when it had produced him had taught him not to sin. Compare: 2 Baruch 14:14; 17:2; 54:19; 83:9 7:117 For what good is it to all that they live in sorrow now and expect punishment after death?

7:73 What, then, will they have to say in judgment, or how will they answer in the last times? ” 7:76 He answered me and said, “I will show you that also, but do not be associated with those who have shown scorn, nor number yourself among those who are tormented. Compare: 2 Baruch 14:12; 24:1 7:77 For you have a treasure of works59 laid up with the Most High; but it will not be shown to you until the last times. 7:78 Now, concerning death,60 the teaching is: When the decisive decree has gone forth from the Most High that a man shall die, as the soul61 leaves the body to return again to him who gave it, first of all it adores the glory of the Most High.

Lot” Syr, Eth, Georg. 18. The text is uncertain: “three months” Eth, “third day” Georg, “three signs” Ar1, “third vision” Arm. 4 Ezra | 29 shall be chasms also in many places, and fire shall often break out, and the wild beasts shall roam beyond their haunts, and women shall bring forth monsters. Compare: 2 Baruch 48:36 5:9 And salt waters shall be found in the sweet, and all friends shall fight one another; then wisdom shall hide itself, and understanding shall withdraw into its treasury, 5:10 and it shall be sought by many but shall not be found, and unrighteousness and unrestraint shall increase on earth.

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