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Ez´ruh; Heb., “help”

Priest and scribe (secretary) who appears in (Ezra 7:1-10:44 and Neh 8:1-9:15). He accompanies the Jews who return from exile in Babylon, with authority from Persian rulers to impose the law among them.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.