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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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This tradition probably originated in the newly emerging methodology of biblical interpretation or exegesis employed by the proto-rabbinic class, beginning with Ezra the Scribe. The biblical book bearing his name states: For Ezra had set his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and ordinances (Ezra 7:10).
Bill Klingelhoffer, San Francisco Opera Orchestra co-principal horn, was a guest performer with the Trio Navarro on And Ezra the Scribe Stood Upon a Pulpit for violin, horn, and piano by Brian S.
Feelings were further embittered by the unproven Samaritan claim that Ezra the Scribe had altered the script and the text of the Pentateuch.
Goals for the campaign include the establishment of museums in places like Egypt and Morocco; the protection of Ezra the Scribe's tomb, located in Batzra, Iraq and currently under threat of destruction; and the protection and return of 400 Torah scrolls rotting in the basement of the Iraqi Museum.
As enunciated by Rabbi Horowitz of Augsburg, when Temple rebuilding began under Ezra the Scribe, the elderly burst into tears while the young who did not know the First Temple were overjoyed.
2 Esdras, sometimes referred to by different names, was reputed to have been written by Ezra the Scribe who is included among the "minor Prophets" of the Old Testament.