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Esdras

[ez-druh s]
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noun
  1. either of the first two books of the Apocrypha, I Esdras or II Esdras.
  2. 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.
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Examples from the Web for esdras

Historical Examples

  • “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.

  • Paralipomenon and the book of Esdras are not in agreement as to the enumeration of the people.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for esdras

Esdras

noun
  1. either of two books of the Apocrypha, I and II Esdras, called III and IV Esdras, in the Douay Bible
  2. 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
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