1 Esdras


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an Apocryphal book consisting of a compilation from I Chronicles and II Chronicles and Ezra and Nehemiah

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In this it shares the motif of the wise courtier who succeeds where others fail, a motif that is also found in other ancient Near Eastern narratives: in the stories of Joseph, Esther, and Daniel in the Hebrew Bible; in various tales in Herodotus; in 1 Esdras 3-4; and several texts from Egypt.
The texts of Ezra, the Elephantine documents, 2 Maccabees, and 1 Esdras provide evidence for tactics of cooperation with authorities as well as deflection of their attention.
Of special interest is the paper by Sara Japhet, "Periodization: Between History and Ideology: The Neo-Babylonian Period in Biblical Historiography," She reviews Kings, Ezra-Nehemiah, Chronicles, and 1 Esdras and finds that these four historiographical works had different views of the Neo-Babylonian period (for instance, Kings gives some sparse historical data while Chronicles understands the time of exile theologically as a Sabbatical hiatus), but all four share a general indifference to defining it as a distinct era in the history of ancient Judah, in contrast to modern scholars.
Dietrich Bohler deals with the literary and textual relationship between two recensions of Ezra represented by Ezra-Nehemiah in MT (= 2 Esdras LXX) and 1 Esdras in LXX.