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THE APOCRYPHA OUTLINED
ACCEPTED AS DEUTEROCANONICAL BY BOTH THE CATHOLIC AND GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

Tobit
Judith
Greek Esther
Wisdom
Sirach
Baruch
Letter of Jeremiah
The Prayer of Azariah
Susanna
Bel and the Dragon
1 Maccabees
2 Maccabees


ACCEPTED AS DEUTEROCANONICAL BY THE GREEK AND RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

1 Esdras
Prayer of Manasseh
Psalm 151
3 Maccabees


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2 Esdras


THIS BOOK IS IN THE APPENDIX OF THE GREEK BIBLE

4 Maccabees


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THE APOCRYPHA



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1:1-1:2 •   Introduction
1:3-1:9 •   Tobit's Youth and Virtuous Life
1:10-1:15 •   Taken Captive to Nineveh
1:16-2:6 •   Courage in Burying the Dead
2:7-2:10 •   Tobit Becomes Blind
2:11-2:14 •   Tobit's Wife Earns Their Livelihood
3:1-3:6 •   Tobit's Prayer
3:7-3:9 •   Sarah Falsely Accused
3:10-3:15 •   Sarah's Prayer for Death
3:16-3:17 •   An Answer to Prayer
4:1-4:19 •   Tobit Gives Instructions to His Son
4:20-4:21 •   Money Left in Trust with Gabael
5:1-5:22 •   The Angel Raphael
6:1-6:9 •   Journey to Rages
6:10-6:18 •   Raphael's Instructions
7:1-9a •   Arrival at Home of Raguel
7:9b-7:16 •   Marriage of Tobias and Sarah
8:1-8:18 •   Tobias Routs the Demon
8:19-8:21 •   Wedding Feast
9:1-9:6 •   The Money Recovered
10:1-10:7 •   Anxiety of the Parents
10:7-10:13 •   Tobias and Sarah Start for Home
11:1-11:6 •   Homeward Journey
11:7-11:18 •   Tobit's Sight Restored
12:1-12:5 •   Raphael's Wages
12:6-12:10 •   Raphael's Exhortation
12:11-12:22 •   Raphael Discloses His Identity
13:1-13:17 •   Tobit's Thanksgiving to God
14:1-14:11a •   Tobit's Final Counsel
14:11b-14:15 •   Death of Tobit and Anna





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1:1-1:6 •   Arphaxad Fortifies Ecbatana
1:7-1:12 •   Nebuchadnezzar Issues Ultimatum
1:13-1:16 •   Arphaxad Is Defeated
2:1-2:13 •   The Expedition against the West
2:14-2:28 •   Campaign of Holofernes
3:1-3:10 •   Entreaties for Peace
4:1-4:7 •   Judea on the Alert
4:8-4:15 •   Prayer and Penance
5:1-5:4 •   Council against the Israelites
5:5-5:24 •   Achior's Report
6:1-6:21 •   Achior Handed over to the Israelites
7:1-7:18 •   The Campaign against Bethulia
7:19-7:32 •   The Distress of the Israelites
8:1-8:8 •   The Character of Judith
8:9-8:36 •   Judith and the Elders
9:1-9:14 •   The Prayer of Judith
10:1-10:10 •   Judith Preparess to Go to Holofernes
10:11-10:19 •   Judith is Captured
10:20-11:4 •   Judith Is Brought before Holofernes
11:5-11:23 •   Judith Explains Her Presence
12:1-12:9 •   Judith as a Guest of Holofernes
12:10-12:20 •   Judith Attends Holofernes' Banquet
13:1-13:10 •   Judith Beheads Holofernes
13:10-13:20 •   Judith Returns to Bethulia
14:1-14:10 •   Judith's Counsel
14:11-14:19 •   Holofernes' Death Is Discovered
15:1-15:7 •   The Assyrians Flee in Panic
15:8-15:14 •   The Israelites Celebrate Their Victory
16:1-16:20 •   Judith Offers Her Hymn of Praise
16:21-16:25 •   The Renown and Death of Judith





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Chapters 11 and 12 are inserted in Gk.Esther Chapter 1 in the Bible Gateway.
Passage 13:1-7 is inserted in Gk.Esther Chapter 3.
Passage 13:8-18 and Chapters 14 and 15 are inserted in Gk.Esther Chapter 5.
Chapter 16 is inserted in Gk.Esther Chapter 8.
Passage 10:4-11:1 is inserted at the end of Gk.Esther Chapter 10.

11:2-11:12 •   Mordecai's Dream
12:1-12:6 •   A Plot against the King
1:1-1:9 •   Ahasuerus' Banquet
1:10-1:22 •   Dismissal of Queen Vashti
2:1-2:18 •   Esther Becomes Queen
2:19-2:23 •   The Plot Discovered
3:1-3:7 •   Mordecai Refuses to Do Obeisance
3:8-3:13 •   Degree against the Jews
13:1-13:7 •   The King's Letter
3:14-3:15 •   The Distribution of the King's Letter
4:1-4:17 •   Mordecai Seeks Esther's Aid
13:8-13:18 •   Mordecai's Prayer
14:1-14:19 •   Esther's Prayer
15:1-15:16 •   Esther is Received by the King
5:3-5:8 •   Esther Requests a Banquet
5:9-5:14 •   Haman's Plot against Mordecai
6:1-6:13 •   Mordecai's Reward from the King
6:14-7:6 •   Haman at Esther's Banquet
7:7-7:10 •   Punishment of Haman
8:1-8:12 •   Royal Favor Shown the Jews
16:1-16:24 •   The Decree of Ahasuerus
8:13-8:17 •   The Distribution of the Decree
9:1-9:17 •   Destruction of the Enemies of the Jews
9:18-9:32 •   The Festival of Purim
10:1-10:3 •   The Greatness of Mordecai
10:4-10:13 •   Mordecai's Dream Fulfilled
11:1 •   Postscript





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1:1-1:15 •   Exhortation to Uprightness
1:16-2:20 •   Life as the Ungodly See It
2:21-2:24 •   Error of the Wicked
3:1-3:9 •   The Destiny of the Righteous
3:10-3:13a •   The Destiny of the Ungodly
3:13b-4:15 •   On Childlessness
4:16-4:19 •   The Triumph of the Righteous
4:20-5:14 •   The Final Judgment
5:15-5:23 •   The Reward of the Righteous
6:1-6:11 •   Kings Should Seek Wisdom
6:12-6:25 •   Description of Wisdom
7:1-7:6 •   Solomon Like Other Mortals
7:7-7:14 •   Solomon's Respect for Wisdom
7:15-7:22 •   Solomon Prays for Wisdom
7:22-8:1 •   The Nature of Wisdom
8:2-8:8 •   Solomon's Love for Wisdom
8:9-8:21 •   Wisdom Indispensible to Rulers
9:1-9:18 •   Solomon's Prayer for Wisdom
10:1-10:14 •   The Work of Wisdom from Adam to Moses
10:15-10:21 •   Wisdom Led the Israelites out of Egypt
11:1-11:14 •   Wisdom Led the Israelites through the Desert
11:15-11:20 •   Punishment fo the Wicked
11:21-12:2 •   God Is Powerful and Merciful
12:3-12:11 •   The Sins of Canaanites
12:12-12:18 •   God Is Sovereign
12:19-12:22 •   God's Lessons for Israel
12:23-12:27 •   The Punishment of the Egyptians
13:1-13:9 •   The Foolishness of Nature Worship
13:10-13:19 •   The Foolishness of Idolatry
14:1-14:11 •   Folly of a Navigator Praying to an Idol
14:12-14:31 •   The Origin and Evils of Idolatry
15:1-15:6 •   Benefits of Worshiping the True God
15:7-15:17 •   The Foolishness of Worshiping Clay Idols
15:18-16:14 •   Serpents in the Desert
16:15-16:19 •   Disastrous Storms Strike Egypt
16:20-16:29 •   The Israelites Receive Manna
17:1-17:21 •   Terror Strikes the Egyptians at Night
18:1-18:4 •   Light Shines on the Israelites
18:5-18:19 •   The Death of the Egyptian Firstborn
18:20-18:25 •   Threat of Annihilation in the Desert
19:1-19:5 •   The Red Sea
19:6-19:12 •   God Guides and Protects His People
19:13-19:17 •   The Punishment of the Egyptians
19:18-19:21 •   A New Harmony in Nature
19:22 •   Conclusion





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1:1-1:30 •   Prologue of the Book of Sirach and His Praise of Wisdom
2:1-2:18 •   Duties toward God
3:1-3:16 •   Duties toward Parents
3:17-3:29 •   Humility
3:30-3:31 •   Alms for the Poor
4:1-4:10 •   Duties toward the Poor and the Oppressed
4:11-4:31 •   The Rewards of Wisdom
5:1-6:4 •   Precepts for Everyday Living
6:5-6:17 •   Friendship, False and True
6:18-6:37 •   Blessings of Wisdom
7:1-7:17 •   Miscellaneous Advice
7:18-7:36 •   Relations with Others
8:1-8:19 •   Prudence and Common Sense
9:1-9:9 •   Advice Concerning Women
9:10-9:16 •   Choice of Friends
9:17-10:5 •   Concerning Rulers
10:6-10:18 •   The Sin of Pride
10:19-10:25 •   Persons Deserving Honour
10:26-10:31 •   Concerning Humility
11:1-11:6 •   The Deceptiveness of Appearances
11:7-11:28 •   Deliberation and Caution
11:29-12:18 •   Care in Choosing Friends
13:1-14:2 •   Caution Regarding Associates
14:3-14:19 •   Responsible Use of Wealth
14:20-15:10 •   The Happiness of Seeking Wisdom
15:11-15:20 •   Freedom of Choice
16:1-16:23 •   God's Punishment of Sinners
16:24-17:24 •   God's Wisdom Seen in Creation
17:25-17:32 •   A Call to Repentance
18:1-18:14 •   The Majesty of God
18:15-18:18 •   The Right Spirit in Giving Alms
18:19-18:29 •   The Need of Reflection and Self-Control
18:30-19:3 •   Self-Control
19:4-19:17 •   Against Loose Talk
19:20-19:30 •   True and False Wisdom
20:1-20:8 •   Silence and Speech
20:9-20:17 •   Paradoxes
20:18-20:23 •   Inappropriate Speech
20:24-20:26 •   Lying
20:27-20:31 •   Proverbial Sayings
21:1-21:10 •   Various Sins
21:11-21:28 •   Wisdom and Foolishness
22:1-22:6 •   The Idler
22:9-22:18 •   Wisdom and Folly
22:19-22:26 •   The Preservation of Friendship
22:27-23:6 •   A Prayer for Help against Sinning
23:7-23:11 •   Discipline of the Tongue
23:12-23:15 •   Foul Language
23:16-23:27 •   Concerning Sexual Sins
24:1-24:22 •   The Praise of Wisdom
24:23-24:34 •   Wisdom and the Law
25:1-25:11 •   Those Who Are Worthy of Praise
25:13-25:26 •   Some Extreme Forms of Evil
26:1-26:4 •   The Joy of a Good Wife
26:5-26:12 •   The Worst of Evils: A Wicked Wife
26:13-26:27 •   The Blessing of a Good Wife
26:28 •   Three Depressing Things
26:29-27:3 •   The Temptation of Commerce
27:4-27:7 •   Tests in Life
27:8-27:10 •   Reward and Retribution
27:11-27:15 •   Varieties of Speech
27:16-27:21 •   Betraying Secrets
27:22-27:29 •   Hypocrisy and Retribution
27:30-28:11 •   Anger and Vengeance
28:12-28:26 •   The Evil Tongue
29:1-29:13 •   On Lending and Borrowing
29:14-29:20 •   On Guaranteeing Debts
29:21-29:28 •   Home and Hospitality
30:1-30:17 •   Concerning Children
30:18-30:25 •   Concerning Foods
31:1-31:11 •   Right Attitude towards Riches
31:12-31:24 •   Table Etiquette
31:25-31:31 •   Temperance in Drinking Wine
32:1-32:13 •   Etiquette at a Banquet
32:14-33:6 •   The Providence of God
33:7-33:19 •   Differences in Nature and in Humankind
33:20-33:24 •   The Advantage of Independence
33:25-33:33 •   The Treatment of Slaves
34:1-34:8 •   Dreams Mean Nothing
34:9-34:13 •   Experience as a Teacher
34:14-34:20 •   Fear the Lord
34:21-34:31 •   Offering Sacrifices
35:1-35:13 •   The Law and Sacrifices
35:14-35:26 •   Divine Justice
36:1-36:22 •   A Prayer for God's People
36:23-36:31 •   Concerning Discrimination
37:1-37:6 •   False Friends
37:7-37:15 •   Caution in Taking Advice
37:16-37:26 •   True and False Wisdom
37:27-37:31 •   Concerning Moderation
38:1-38:15 •   Concerning Physicians and Health
38:16-38:23 •   On Mourning for the Dead
38:24-38:34 •   Trades and Crafts
39:1-39:11 •   The Activity of the Scribe
39:12-39:35 •   A Hymn of Praise to God
40:1-40:11 •   Human Wretchedness
40:12-40:17 •   Injustice Will Not Prosper
40:18-40:27 •   The Joys of Life
40:28-40:30 •   The Disgrace of Begging
41:1-41:4 •   Concerning Death
41:5-42:8 •   The Fate of the Wicked
42:9-42:25 •   The Works of God in Nature
43:1-43:8 •   The Splendor of the Sun
43:9-43:33 •   The Glory of the Stars and the Rainbow
44:1-44:15 •   Hymn in Honour of Our Ancestors
44:16 •   Enoch
44:17-44:18 •   Noah
44:19-44:21 •   Abraham
44:22-44:23 •   Isaac and Jacob
45:1-45:5 •   Moses
45:6-45:22 •   Aaron
45:23-45:26 •   Phinehas
46:1-46:10 •   Joshua and Caleb
46:11-46:20 •   The Judges
47:1 •   Nathan
47:2-47:11 •   David
47:12-47:22 •   Solomon
47:23-47:25 •   Rehoboam and Jeroboam
48:1-48:11 •   Elijah
48:12-48:16 •   Elisha
48:17-48:22 •   Hezekiah
48:23-48:25 •   Isaiah
49:1-49:13 •   Josiah and Other Worthies
49:14-49:16 •   Retrospect
50:1-50:21 •   Simon Son of Onias
50:22-50:24 •   A Benediction
50:25-50:29 •   Epilogue
51:1-51:12 •   Prayer of Jesus Son of Sirach
51:13-51:30 •   Autobiographical Poem on Wisdom





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1:1-1:9 •   Baruch and the Jews in Babylon
1:10-1:14 •   A Letter to Jerusalem
1:15-2:10 •   Confession of Sins
2:11-2:26 •   Prayer for Deliverance
2:27-3:8 •   God's Promise Recalled
3:9-4:4 •   In Praise of Wisdom
4:5-4:29 •   Encouragement for Israel
4:30-5:9 •   Jerusalem Is Assured of Help





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1:1 •   Preface
1:2-1:7 •   The People Face a Long Captivity
1:8-1:40a •   The Helplessness of Idols
1:40b-1:73 •   The Foolishness of Worshiping Idols





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1:1-1:22 •   The Prayer of Azariah in the Furnace
1:23-1:68 •   The Song of the Three Jews





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1:1-1:14 •   Susanna's Beauty Attracts Two Elders
1:15-1:27 •   The Elders Attempt to Seduce Susanna
1:28-1:46 •   The Elders Testify against Susanna
1:47-1:64 •   Daniel Rescues Susanna





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1:1-1:22 •   Daniel and the Priests of Bel
1:23-1:30 •   Daniel Kills the Dragon
1:31-1:42 •   Daniel in the Lion's Den





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1:1-1:9 •   Alexander the Great
1:10-1:15 •   Antiochus Epiphanes and Renegade Jews
1:16-1:19 •   Antiochus in Egypt
1:20-1:28 •   Persecution of the Jews
1:29-1:40 •   The Occupation of Jerusalem
1:41-1:64 •   Installation of Gentile Cults
2:1-2:14 •   Mattathias and His Sons
2:15-2:41 •   Pagan Worship Refused
2:42-2:48 •   Counter Attack
2:49-2:70 •   The Last Words of Mattathias
3:1-3:26 •   The Early Victories of Judas
3:27-3:37 •   The Policy of Antiochus
3:38-3:60 •   Preparations for Battle
4:1-4:25 •   The Battle at Emmaus
4:26-4:35 •   First Campaign of Lysias
4:36-4:61 •   Cleansing and Dedication of the Temple
5:1-5:8 •   Wars with Neighboring Peoples
5:9-5:23 •   Liberation of Galilean Jews
5:24-5:44 •   Judas and Jonathan in Gilead
5:45-5:64 •   The Return to Jerusalem
5:65-5:67 •   Success at Hebron and Philistia
6:1-6:17 •   The Last Days of Antiochus Epiphanes
6:18-6:31 •   Renewed Attacks from Syria
6:32-6:47 •   The Battle at Bethzechariah
6:48-6:54 •   The Siege of the Temple
6:55-6:63 •   Syria Offers Terms
7:1-7:25 •   Expedition of Bacchides and Alcimus
7:26-7:32 •   Nicanor in Judea
7:33-7:50 •   Nicanor Threatens the Temple
8:1-8:16 •   A Eulogy of the Romans
8:17-8:32 •   An Alliance with Rome
9:1-9:10 •   Bacchides Returns to Judea
9:11-9:22 •   The Last Battle of Judas
9:23-9:31 •   Jonathan Succeeds Judas
9:32-9:49 •   The Campaigns of Jonathan
9:50-9:57 •   Bacchides Builds Fortification
9:58-9:73 •   The End of the War
10:1-10:17 •   Revolt of Alexander Epiphanes
10:18-10:25 •   Jonathan Becomes High Priest
10:26-10:45 •   A Letter from Demetrius to Jonathan
10:46-10:50 •   Death of Demetrius
10:51-10:66 •   Treaty of Ptolemny and Alexander
10:67-10:89 •   Appollonius Is Defeated by Jonathan
11:1-11:19 •   Ptolemny Invades Syria
11:20-11:37 •   Jonathan's Diplomacy
11:38-11:53 •   The Intrigue of Trypho
11:54-11:59 •   Trypho Seizes Power
11:60-11:74 •   Campaigns of Jonathan and Simon
12:1-12:23 •   Alliances with Rome and Sparta
12:24-12:38 •   Further Campaigns of Jonathan and Simon
12:39-12:53 •   Trypho Captures Jonathan
13:1-13:11 •   Simon Takes Command
13:12-13:24 •   Deceit and Treachery of Trypho
13:25-13:30 •   Jonathan's Tomb
13:31-13:42 •   Judea Gains Independence
13:43-13:48 •   The Capture of Gazara by Simon
13:49-13:53 •   Simon Regains the Citadel at Jerusalem
14:1-14:3 •   Capture of Demetrius
14:4-14:15 •   Eulogy of Simon
14:16-14:24 •   Diplomacy with Rome and Sparta
14:15-14:49 •   Official Honors for Simon
15:1-15:14 •   Letter of Antiochus VII
15:15-15:24 •   Rome Supports the Jews
15:25-15:36 •   Antiochus VII Threatens Simon
15:37-16:10 •   Victory over Cendebeus
16:11-16:17 •   Murder of Simon and His Sons
16:18-16:24 •   John Succeeds Simon





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1:1-1:9 •   A Letter to the Jews in Egypt
1:10-1:17 •   A Letter to Aristobulus
1:18-1:36 •   Fire Consumes Nehemiah's Sacrifice
2:1-2:18 •   Jeremiah Hides the Tent, Ark, and Altar
2:19-2:32 •   The Compiler's Preface
3:1-3:12 •   Arrival of Heliodorus in Jerusalem
3:13-3:21 •   Heliodorus Plans to Rob the Temple
3:22-3:34 •   The Lord Protects His Temple
3:35-3:40 •   The Conversion of Heliodorus
4:1-4:6 •   Simon Accuses Onias
4:7-4:17 •   Jason's Reform
4:18-4:22 •   Jason Introduces Greek Customs
4:23-4:29 •   Menelaus Becomes High Priest
4:30-4:34 •   The Murder of Onias
4:35-4:38 •   Andronicus Is Punished
4:39-4:50 •   Unpopularity of Lysimachus and Menelaus
5:1-5:14 •   Jason Tries to Regain Control
5:15-5:27 •   Pillage of the Temple
6:1-6:11 •   The Suppression of Judaism
6:12-6:17 •   Providential Significance of the Persecution
6:18-6:31 •   The Martyrdom of Eleazar
7:1-7:42 •   The Martyrdom of Seven Brothers
8:1-8:11 •   The Revolt of Judas Maccabeus
8:12-8:20 •   Preparation for Battle
8:21-8:29 •   Judas Defeats Nicanor
8:30-8:36 •   Judas Defeats Timothy and Bacchides
9:1-9:12 •   The Last Campaign of Antiochus Epiphanes
9:13-9:18 •   Antiochus Makes a Promise to God
9:19-9:29 •   Antiochus' Letter and Death
10:1-10:9 •   Purification of the Temple
10:10-10:13 •   Accession of Antiochus Eupator
10:14-10:23 •   Campaign in Idumea
10:24-10:38 •   Judas Defeats Timothy
11:1-11:12 •   Lysias Besieges Beth-zur
11:13-11:37 •   Lysias Makes Peace with the Jews
12:1-12:9 •   Incidents at Japa and Jamnia
12:10-12:16 •   The Campaign in Gilead
12:17-12:25 •   Judas Defeats Timothy's Army
12:26-12:31 •   Judas Wins Other Victories
12:32-12:37 •   Judas Defeats Gorgias
12:38-12:45 •   Prayers for Those Killed in Battle
13:1-13:8 •   Menelaus Is Put to Death
13:9-13:17 •   A Battle Near the City of Modein
13:18-13:26 •   Antiochus Makes A Treaty with the Jews
14:1-14:14 •   Alcimus Speaks against Judas
14:15-14:25 •   Nicanor Makes Friends with Judas
14:26-14:36 •   Nicanor Turns against Judas
14:37-14:46 •   Razis Dies for His Country
15:1-15:5 •   Nicanor's Arrogance
15:6-15:19 •   Judas Prepares the Jews for Battle
15:20-15:37 •   The Defeat and Death of Nicanor
15:38-15:39 •   The Compiler's Epilogue





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1:1-1:22 •   Josiah Celebrates the Passover
1:23-1:33 •   The End of Josiah's Reign
1:34-1:46a •   The Last Kings of Judah
1:46b-1:58 •   The Fall of Jerusalem
2:1-2:15 •   Cyrus Permits the Exiles to Return
2:16-2:30 •   Opposition to Rebuilding Jerusalem
3:1-3:17a •   The Debate of the Three Bodyguards
3:17b-3:24 •   The Speech about Wine
4:1-4:12 •   The Speech about the King
4:13-4:32 •   The Speech about Women
4:33-4:41 •   The Speech about Truth
4:42-4:57 •   Zerubbabel's Reward
4:58-4:63 •   Zerubbabel's Prayer
5:1-5:46 •   List of the Returning Exiles
5:47-5:55 •   Worship Begins Again
5:56-5:73 •   The Foundations of the Temple Laid
6:1-6:22 •   Work on the Temple Begins Again
6:23-6:34 •   Official Permission Granted
7:1-7:9 •   The Temple Is Dedicated
7:10-7:15 •   The Passover
8:1-8:7 •   Ezra Arrives in Jerusalem
8:8-8:24 •   The King's Mandate
8:25-8:27 •   Ezra Praises God
8:28-8:49 •   The Leaders Who Returned
8:50-8:53 •   Ezra Proclaims a Fast
8:54-8:60 •   The Gifts for the Temple
8:61-8:67 •   The Return to Jerusalem
8:68-8:90 •   Ezra's Prayer
8:91-8:96 •   The Plan for Ending Mixed Marriages
9:1-9:36 •   The Expulsion of Foreign Wives
9:37-9:55 •   Ezra Reads the Law to the People





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1:9-1:10 •   Confession of Sins
1:11-1:15 •   Supplication for Pardon





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1:1-1:7 •   The Battle of Raphia
1:8-1:15 •   Philopator Attempts to Enter the Temple
1:16-1:29 •   Jewish Resistance to Ptolemy
2:1-2:20 •   The Prayer of the High Priest Simon
2:21-2:24 •   God's Punishment of Ptolemy
2:25-2:33 •   Hostile Measures against the Jews
3:1-3:10 •   The Jews and Their Neighbors
3:11-3:30 •   Ptolemy's Decree That All Jews Be Arrested
4:1-4:10 •   The Jews Deported to Alexandria
4:11-4:21 •   The Jews Imprisoned at Schedia
5:1-5:51 •   Execution of the Jews Is Twice Thwarted
6:1-6:15 •   The Prayer of Eleazar
6:16-6:29 •   Two Angels Rescue the Jews
6:30-6:40 •   The Jews Celebrate Their Deliverance
6:41-7:9 •   Ptolemy's Letter on Behalf of the Jews
7:10-7:23 •   The Jews Punish Their Lawbreakers and Return Home with Joy





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1:1-1:3 •   The Genealogy of Ezra
1:4-1:11 •   Ezra's Prophetic Call
1:12-1:23 •   God's Mercies to Israel
1:24-1:40 •   Israel's Disobedience and Rejection
2:1-2:14 •   God's Judgment on Israel
2:15-2:32 •   Exhortation to Good Works
2:33-2:41 •   Ezra on Mount Horeb
2:42-2:48 •   Ezra Sees the Son of God
3:1-3:27 •   Ezra's Prayer of Complaint
3:28-3:36 •   Babylon Compared with Zion
4:1-4:12 •   Limitations of the Human Mind
4:13-4:21 •   Parable of the Forest and the Sea
4:22-4:32 •   The New Age Will Make All Things Clear
4:33-4:43 •   When Will the New Age Come?
4:44-4:52 •   How Much Time Remains?
5:1-5:13 •   Signs of the End
5:14-5:20 •   Conclusion of the Vision
5:21-5:30 •   Ezra's Second Prayer of Complaint
5:31-5:40 •   Response to Ezra's Complaints
5:41-5:49 •   Why Successive Generations Have Been Created
5:50-6:6 •   When and How Will the End Come?
6:7-6:10 •   The Dividing of the Times
6:11-6:28 •   More Signs of the End
6:29-6:34 •   Conclusion of the Second Vision
6:35-6:37 •   The Third Vision
6:38-6:54 •   God's Work in Creation
6:55-6:59 •   Why Do God's People Suffer?
7:1-7:16 •   Response to Ezra's Questions
7:17-7:25 •   The Fate of the Ungodly
7:26-7:44 •   The Temporary Messianic Kingdom
7:45-7:61 •   Only a Few Will Be Saved
7:62-7:74 •   Lamentation of Ezra, with Response
7:75-7:101 •   State of the Dead before Judgment
7:102-7:115 •   No Intercession for the Ungodly
7:116-7:131 •   Lamentation over the Fate of Most People
7:132-8:3 •   Ezra Appeals to God's Mercy
8:4-8:19a •   Ezra Again Appeals to God's Mercy
8:19b-8:36 •   Ezra's Prayer
8:37-8:45 •   Response to Ezra's Prayer
8:46-8:63 •   Ezra's Final Appeal for Mercy
9:1-9:13 •   More about the Signs of the End
9:14-9:25 •   The Argument Recapitulated
9:26-9:37 •   The Abiding Glory of the Mosaic Law
9:38-10:28 •   The Vision of a Weeping Woman
10:29-10:59 •   Uriel's Interpretation of the Vision
11:1-11:35 •   The Vision of the Eagle
11;36-12:6 •   A Lion Roused from the Forest
12:7-12:39 •   The Interpretation of the Vision
12:40-12:51 •   The People Come to Ezra
13:1-13:13a •   The Man from the Sea
13:13b-13:58 •   The Interpretation of the Vision
14:1-14:18 •   The Lord Commissions Ezra
14:19-14:26 •   Ezra's Concern to Restore the Scriptures
14:27-14:36 •   Ezra's Last Words to the People
14:37-14:48 •   The Restoration of the Scriptures
15:1-15:27 •   Vengeance on the Wicked
15:28-15:33 •   A Terrifying Vision of Warfare
15:34-15:45 •   Judgment on Babylon
15:46-15:63 •   Judgment on Asia
16:1-16:17 •   Further Denunciations
16:18-16:34 •   The Horror of the Last Days
16:35-16:50 •   God's People Must Prepare for the End
16:51-16:67 •   The Power and Wisdom of God
16:68-16:73 •   Impending Persecution of God's People
16:74-16:78 •   Promise of Divine Deliverance





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1:1-1:12 •   The Author's Definition of His Task
1:13-1:35 •   The Supremacy of Reason
2:1-3:5 •   Compatibility of the Law with Reason
3:6-3:18 •   King David's Thirst
3:19-4:14 •   An Attempt on the Temple Treasury
4:15-4:26 •   Antiochus's Persecution of the Jews
5:1-5:38 •   Antiochus's Encounter with Eleazar
6:1-6:35 •   Martyrdom of Eleazar
7:1-7:23 •   An Encomium on Eleazar
8:1-9:9 •   Seven Brothers Defy the Tyrant
9:10-9:32 •   The Torture of the First and Second Brothers
10:1-10:21 •   The Torture of the Third and Fourth Brothers
11:1-11:27 •   The Torture of the Fifth and Sixth Brothers
12:1-12:19 •   The Torture of the Seventh Brother
13:1-14:10 •   Reason's Sovereignty in the Seven
14:11-17:6 •   An Encomium on the Mother of the Seven
17:7-18:5 •   The Effect of the Martyrdoms
18:6-18:24 •   The Mother's Address to Her Children









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