By Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze
Clean translations of early Jewish texts four Ezra and a pair of Baruch, written within the many years after the Judean conflict, which observed Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism replaced perpetually. this convenient quantity makes those vital texts available to scholars, offers specialist introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts via parallel columns.
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Compare: 2 Baruch 51:4 7:81 The first way, because they have scorned the law of the Most High. Compare: 2 Baruch 85:12 7:82 The second way, because they cannot now repent and do good that they may live. Compare: 2 Baruch 30:4 7:83 The third way, that they shall see the reward laid up for those who have trusted the injunctions of the Most High. Compare: 2 Baruch 51:5-6 7:84 The fourth way, that they shall consider the torment laid up for themselves in the last times. Compare: 2 Baruch 23:4; 30:2 7:85 The fifth way, that they shall see the treasuries of the other souls guarded by angels in profound quiet.
From here to 7:102 quoted by Ambrose, de bono mortis 10–11. 61. “spirit” Lat, Syr, Arm, cf. Georg. 62. “not accounted” Eth, Georg, cf. Ar1. 4 Ezra | 47 shall immediately wander about in torments, ever grieving and sad in seven ways. Compare: 2 Baruch 51:4 7:81 The first way, because they have scorned the law of the Most High. Compare: 2 Baruch 85:12 7:82 The second way, because they cannot now repent and do good that they may live. Compare: 2 Baruch 30:4 7:83 The third way, that they shall see the reward laid up for those who have trusted the injunctions of the Most High.
Literally “work” Syr, Eth, Georg. 72. “live” Syr, Eth. 4 Ezra | 53 Compare: 2 Baruch 48:24 8:7 For thou alone dost exist, and we are a work of thy hands, as thou hast declared. 8:8 And because thou dost give life to the body, which is now fashioned in the womb, and dost fit together its members, what thou hast created is preserved in fire and water, and for nine months that which thou hast formed bears thy creation73 which thou created in it. 8:9 But that which keeps and that which is kept shall both be kept by thy keeping.
4 Ezra and 2 Baruch: Translations, Introductions, and Notes by Michael E. Stone, Matthias Henze