Ezra

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  • noun

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an Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity

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Amid these flames of faith, Ezra the Scribe assumed the role of prophet and caused a book to emerge anew from the encounter.
Both evidence within the later books of the Bible, and more-explicit statements in early rabbinic literature, attest to a restorative editorial role for Ezra the Scribe, the religious leader of Israel at the time of the return from exile.
When the seventh month arrived--the Israelites being [settled] in their towns--the entire people assembled as one man in the square before the Water Gate, and they asked Ezra the Scribe to bring the scroll of the Teaching of Moses with which the Lord had charged Israel (Neh.