By Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze
Clean translations of early Jewish texts four Ezra and a pair of Baruch, written within the a long time after the Judean warfare, which observed Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism replaced eternally. this useful quantity makes those vital texts available to scholars, offers professional introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts via parallel columns.
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6:29 And it came to pass while he spoke to me, behold, little by little the place where I was standing began to rock to and fro. 36. “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.
Compare: 2 Baruch 14:12-13 8:33 For the righteous, who have many works laid up with thee, shall receive their reward in consequence of their own deeds. 77. “invincible” Eth and Georg. 78. 7. 79. “become like” Syr, Eth, Ar2. 4 Ezra | 55 Compare: 2 Baruch 48:14; 48:17 8:34 “But what is man, that thou art angry with him; or what is a corruptible race, that thou are so bitter against it? ” THE ANGEL ANSWERS: FIND COMFORT IN THE FEW RIGHTEOUS 8:37 He answered me and said, “Some things you have spoken rightly, and it will come to pass according to your words.
This phrase is chaotic in the versions. The translation here depends on a reconstruction in Greek. 49. “glory” Eth, Arm; “son” Ar1. 50. “son” or “servant” Lat, Eth, Ar1; others omit. See Stone, 4 Ezra, 207–8. 51. “thirty” Syr; “a thousand” Ar2. Eth and Arm omit the phrase. Ar1, Arm omit v. 29; Arm omits vv. 29-32. 4 Ezra | 43 Compare: 2 Baruch 21:19; 21:23; 40:3; 42:7 7:31 And after seven days the world, which is not yet Compare: 2 Baruch 11:4 30:1-2; 42:8; 50:2 7:32 And the earth shall give back those who are asleep in it, and the dust those who rest in it; and the treasuries shall give up the souls which have been committed to them.
4 Ezra and 2 Baruch: Translations, Introductions, and Notes by Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze