Name Meaning and Biblical Context of Ezra
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The Biblical baby name Ezra is Hebrew in origin and it's meaning is help.
Ezra is pronounced ez-raw'.
Ezra is the name of three men in the Bible.
Ezra, the priest and scribe was the son of Seraiah and a descendant of Phinehas, the son of Aaron. Ezra led a group of Israelites living in exile in Babylon, back to their homeland of Jerusalem. He co-worked with Nehemiah in reforming the social and religious lives of the returned exiles.
Ezra authored the books of Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah. Some Bible scholars also attribute the authorship of the books of Esther, Ezekiel, Daniel, and the twelve prophets to Ezra.
Ezra is called Esdras in the Apocrypha.
Biblical reference for baby name Ezra:
2 Kings 25:18-21; Ezra 7:1, 6, 10, 11; 10:1-16; Nehemiah 8:1-13
Strong's concordance H5830 and H5831
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