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[ez-druh s] /ˈɛz drəs/
either of the first two books of the Apocrypha, I Esdras or II Esdras.
Douay Bible.
  1. Ezra (def 1).
  2. either of two books, I Esdras or II Esdras, corresponding to the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, respectively, in the Authorized Version. Unabridged
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  • “Very like,” said Esdras, turning to run off after the disappearing company.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • He was the principal priest of the people, and his name was Esdras.

    The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus
  • Paralipomenon and the book of Esdras are not in agreement as to the enumeration of the people.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 Gustave Flaubert
  • Among other relics, they show the two books of Esdras, written with his own hand.

  • It is quite possible that the Black Sea is the "waters" to which Esdras refers.

  • I rang the bell and old Esdras appeared to announce luncheon.

  • The origin of this tradition comes from the 14th chapter of the fourth book of Esdras.

    Pascal's Penses Blaise Pascal
  • Esdras mourneth for the transgression of the people: his confession and prayer.

  • You were idolaters under your kings; you were not faithful to one God only, until after Esdras had restored your books.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • With all his old Jewish attachments to the prophecies and traditions, Esdras was nevertheless a convert to Christianity.

    Diary in America, Series Two Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
British Dictionary definitions for Esdras


either of two books of the Apocrypha, I and II Esdras, called III and IV Esdras, in the Douay Bible
either of two books of the Douay Bible Old Testament, I and II Esdras corresponding to the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Authorized Version
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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