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Second Book of ESDRAS
A POCRYPH A,
Explained and Vindicated
From the Objections made against them.
To which are added,
A Comment on the Prophecies of ZACHART
and MICAH: With some Observations con. cerning the Prophecies of DANIEL and MALACHI:
Likewise the State of the Jews after the Return
of the Two Tribes, till the Resurrection of the
Just. As also a Description of the State of the Israelites of
the Ten Tribes, after their Return into their Countrey.
By Sir JOHN FLOTER, Knt.
LONDON, Printed for Mich, JOHNSON, Bookseller in Lichfield; and fold
by JAMES HOLLAND, in St. Prul's Church-yard, and JOHN KINDON, in Lindon-House in Adersgate-street.' MDCCXXI.
ANT of our Canonical Books of Scrip:
ture were not at first admitted into M
the Christian Canon ; and the same Fate has happened to the Two Apocryphal Books of Efdras, whish, i
think, may be esteemed Canonical. The First of Esdras has a sufficient Testimony, it is written in Greek; and the Ancient Councils and Fathers mention Two Books of Efdras, and seem to understand Three of them in the Septuagint, as Bellarmine conje&tures. And be gives V.Bellarm.de these Citat ions of it; Athanas. orat. 3. contra Arianos; ab Augustino !ib. 18. de Civ. Dei, cap. 36. à Clemente Alexandrino, lib. Itrom. I. ab Auctore operis imperfecti, Hom, I. in Mat.