2 Esdras

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an Apocryphal book of angelic revelations


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The Jewish apocalypse known as 4 Ezra and Josephus' Against Apion, both written about 100 CE, are the oldest preserved texts that mention the number of books in the Hebrew Bible, says Widow, and though there are studies of each, no one has performed a comparative analysis of the two texts in relation to the history of the canon.
In chapter 6, Fried describes the Christian additions to 4 Ezra that are conventionally called 5 Ezra and 6 Ezra.
The writers of these works seem fascinated by Ezra's challenge to theodicy and also unsatisfied by 4 Ezra's solution for it.
In the hands of anti-Jewish polemicists, 4 Ezra's story of Ezra reinscribing the Torah, the Tanakh, and seventy other books by divine inspiration becomes the basis for explaining the Tanakh's failure to mention Jesus Christ, or Mount Gerizim, or the Prophet Mohammed.
One of two volumes of proceedings from the Sixth Enoch Seminar, held near Milan in June 2011 covers 4 Ezra in the apocalyptic tradition; 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, and early Christian literature; close readings of the two books, and 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch in their social and historical settings.