The Human Truth Foundation

1 Esdras

By Vexen Crabtree 2012

Ezra:

Nehemiah:

Click for a full summary of the confusing historical names of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esdras 1 & 2 and Esdras A and B.

1 Esdras is called apocryphal because it is included in the Catholic Old Testament (although not in all versions) but not in the Protestant Old Testament.

1 Esdras also describes the events found in 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah but with variant texts. In this version exists the "Debate of the Three Youths", a Persian story featuring Zerubbabel, a governer under Darius. "He takes part in a debate about the nature of power and uses it to remind Darius of his obligation to allow the rebuilding of the temple."1


1. The text contents of 1 Esdras (0 verses)