By Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze
Clean translations of early Jewish texts four Ezra and a pair of Baruch, written within the many years after the Judean conflict, which observed Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism replaced endlessly. this convenient quantity makes those very important texts obtainable to scholars, offers specialist introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts via parallel columns.
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Is coming” Eth, Georg. 37. “years” Eth, Ar2; “times” Arm. 38. So only Latin; “live” Syr, Eth, Georg is at least as strong a reading. 4 Ezra | 37 THE ANGEL INSTRUCTS EZRA ABOUT HIS NEXT ACTIONS 6:30 And he said to me, “I came to show you these things on the night which is past. Compare: 2 Baruch 43:3 6:31 If now you will pray again and fast again for seven days, I will again declare to you greater things than these, 6:32 because your voice has surely been heard before the Most High; for the Mighty One has seen your uprightness and has observed the purity which you have maintained from your youth.
Awake, shall be roused, and that which is corruptible shall perish. 7:37 Then the Most High will say to the nations that have been raised, ‘Look and understand whom you have denied, whom you have not served, whose commandments you have despised! ’ Thus he will speak to them on the day of judgment. 7:39 The day of judgment will be thus: it has no sun or moon or stars, 7:40 or cloud or lightning or thunder, or wind or water or air, or darkness or evening or morning, 7:41 or summer or spring or harvest,53 or heat or frost or cold, or hail or rain or dew, Compare: 2 Baruch 21:23; 21:25 7:42 or noon or night, or dawn, or shining or brightness or light, but only the splendor of the glory of the Most High, by which all shall see what has been determined for them.
From here to 7:102 quoted by Ambrose, de bono mortis 10–11. 61. “spirit” Lat, Syr, Arm, cf. Georg. 62. “not accounted” Eth, Georg, cf. Ar1. 4 Ezra | 47 shall immediately wander about in torments, ever grieving and sad in seven ways. Compare: 2 Baruch 51:4 7:81 The first way, because they have scorned the law of the Most High. Compare: 2 Baruch 85:12 7:82 The second way, because they cannot now repent and do good that they may live. Compare: 2 Baruch 30:4 7:83 The third way, that they shall see the reward laid up for those who have trusted the injunctions of the Most High.
4 Ezra and 2 Baruch: Translations, Introductions, and Notes by Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze