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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 conflict, which observed Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism replaced perpetually. this convenient quantity makes those vital texts available to scholars, offers specialist introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts via parallel columns.

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Compare: 2 Baruch 5:1; 21:21 4:25 But what will he do for his name, by which we are called? ” THE ANGEL: REVELATION OF THE END AS AN ANSWER THE END IS COMING Compare: 2 Baruch 20:1-2; 83:1 4:26 He answered me and said, “If you are alive, you will see, and if you live you will often marvel, because the world is hastening swiftly to its end. Compare: 2 Baruch 20:1 4:27 For it will not be able to bring the things that have been promised to the righteous in their appointed times,14 because this world is full of sadness and infirmities.

7:92 The first order, because they have striven with great effort to overcome the evil thought which was formed with them, that it might not lead them astray from life into death. 7:93 The second order, because they see the perplexity in which the souls of the ungodly wander, and the punishment that awaits them. 7:94 The third order, 63. “predicted” Eth, Georg. 48 | 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch that they see the witness which he who formed them bears concerning them, that while they were alive they kept the law which was given them in trust.

7:88 But this is the order of those who have kept the ways of the Most High, when they shall be separated from their mortal vessel. 7:89 During the time that they lived in it, they laboriously served the Most High, and withstood danger every hour, that they might keep the law of the Lawgiver perfectly. 7:90 Therefore this is the teaching concerning them: 7:91 First of all, they shall see with great joy the glory of him who receives them, for they shall have rest in seven orders. 7:92 The first order, because they have striven with great effort to overcome the evil thought which was formed with them, that it might not lead them astray from life into death.

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