Esdras

noun
Es·​dras | \ ˈez-drəs How to pronounce Esdras (audio) \

Definition of Esdras

1 : either of two books of the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament:
2 : either of two uncanonical books of Scripture included in the Protestant Apocrypha — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Esdras

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Esdras

Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew ʽEzrā

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“Esdras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Esdras. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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