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 struggle, which observed Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism replaced perpetually. this convenient quantity makes those very important texts available to scholars, offers professional introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts via parallel columns.
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7:70 He answered me and said, “When the Most High made the world and Adam and all who have come from him, he first prepared the judgment and the things that pertain to the judgment. 7:71 And now understand from your own words, for you have said that the mind grows with us. Compare: 2 Baruch 15:5-6; 48:39-40 7:72 For this reason, therefore, those who dwell on earth shall be tormented, because though they had understanding they committed iniquity, and though they received the commandments they did not keep 57.
Put on” Georg. 5. ” Syr; “Z. is abandoned” Eth. 7 Are the deeds of Babylon better than those of Zion? 3:32 Or has another nation known thee besides Israel? Or what tribe has so believed thy covenants as Jacob? Yet their reward has not appeared and their labor has borne no fruit. For I have traveled widely among the nations and have seen that they abound in wealth, though they are unmindful of thy commandments. Compare: 2 Baruch 41:6 3:34 Now, therefore, weigh in a balance our iniquities and those of the inhabitants of the world; and so it will be found which way the turn of the scale will incline.
Into the world], and against your will depart, for you have been given only a short time to live. Compare: 2 Baruch 14:11 8:6 O Lord, command thy servant that we may pray before thee, and give us seed for our heart and cultivation of our understanding whence fruit may be produced, by which every mortal who bears the likeness of a human being may be able to live. 71. Literally “work” Syr, Eth, Georg. 72. “live” Syr, Eth. 4 Ezra | 53 Compare: 2 Baruch 48:24 8:7 For thou alone dost exist, and we are a work of thy hands, as thou hast declared.
4 Ezra and 2 Baruch: Translations, Introductions, and Notes by Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze