I rang the bell and old Esdras appeared to announce luncheon.
“Very like,” said Esdras, turning to run off after the disappearing company.
You were idolaters under your kings; you were not faithful to one God only, until after Esdras had restored your books.
Among other relics, they show the two books of Esdras, written with his own hand.
Esdras Edzardi, well skilled in these matters, made a small collection of his mistakes, which he shewed to Morhof.
The origin of this tradition comes from the 14th chapter of the fourth book of Esdras.
The first two in order of the apocryphal books in the English version bear the title of Esdras, that is, Ezra.
The Geneva Bible first adopted the present nomenclature, calling the two apocryphal books first and second Esdras.
Esdras continues to beg for his life; he will become the slave, the chattel of his enemy.
The second book of Esdras is supposed to have been either of much later date or to have been interpolated by Christian writers.