The inscription and writer of the book. Ezra is described. He was a ready Scribe in the law of Moses. The tale concerning the restoration of the law by him, 1. The Argument of the book, 2. The Chronology of the book, 3. The book has two parts: I. A prior ascent of the Jewish people out of Babylonian captivity unto Judea, under the leadership of Zerubbabel, Joshua, etc., for the rebuilding the Temple (Ezra 1-6). II. A latter ascent of a part of the people in Babylon unto Judea under the leadership of Ezra, for the reformation of the Church (Ezra 7-10). A Synoptic Table, and the Interpreters of the book, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Hebrew, 4.
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