What does ezra mean?

Definitions for ezraˈɛz rə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ezra(noun)

    a Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem

  2. Ezra, Book of Ezra(noun)

    an Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity


  1. Ezra(ProperNoun)

    The fifteenth book of the Old Testament and a book of the Hebrew Tanakh.

  2. Ezra(ProperNoun)

    A Jewish high priest from the fifth century.

  3. Ezra(ProperNoun)

    of biblical origin.


  1. Ezra

    Ezra, also called Ezra the Scribe and Ezra the Priest in the Book of Ezra. According to the Hebrew Bible he returned from the Babylonian exile and reintroduced the Torah in Jerusalem. According to First Esdras, a non-canonical Greek translation of the Book of Ezra, he was also a high priest. His name may be an abbreviation of Azaryahu, "God-helps". In the Greek Septuagint the name is rendered Esdras, from which Latin: Esdras. The Book of Ezra describes how he led a group of Judean exiles living in Babylon to their home city of Jerusalem where he enforced observance of the Torah and cleansed the community of mixed marriages. Ezra, known as "Ezra the scribe" in Chazalic literature, is a highly respected figure in Judaism.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ezra

    a Jewish scribe of priestly rank, and full of zeal for the law of the Lord and the restoration of Israel; author of a book of the Old Testament, which records two successive returns of the people from captivity, and embraces a period of 79 years, from 576 to 457 B.C., being a continuation of the book of Chronicles, its purpose being to relate the progress of the restored theocracy in Judah and Jerusalem, particularly as regards the restoration of the Temple and the re-institution of the priesthood.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ezra in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ezra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Former Knesset member Dov Lipman:

    This is such a fitting tribute to Ezra and is so meaningful to his family and friends, mr. Kraft is a first class human being who does what is right and just. His support for Israel during these tough times has been unwavering and a pillar of strength for all of us. I am usually a Washington Redskins fan, but tonight – and possibly from now on – we are all Patriots.

  2. Donald Trump:

    GeneralJohn Kellymay be trying to institute military-style discipline in the West Wing, but that has n’t put a stop to the civil war happening over President Donald Trump’s National Security Council. If anything, the dawning of the John Kelly era may have accelerated that war. The national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, has removed three NSC aides loyal to Trump aideSteve Bannonin the last three weeks. Bannon allies inside and outside the administration have fired back, starting rumors that McMaster is on his way out the door and documenting the Army general’s deviations from President Donald Trump. The latest move against Bannonites came Wednesday when McMaster fired the NSC’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick. McMaster’s previous attempt to remove Ezra Cohen-Watnick from the staff had been blocked by Bannon and President Donald Trump himself. … Meanwhile, Bannon’s allies outside White House are trying to put the squeeze on McMaster. On Wednesday, radio hostLaura Ingrahamtweeteda months-old article from theNew York Timesabout McMaster’s ‘ break with the administration on Islam. ’.

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