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The Oxford Bible Commentary Line-by-line commentary for the New Revised Standard Version Bible.

2 Esdras 15–16 (= 6 Ezra).

From internal evidence it would seem that these chapters were composed towards the end of the third century CE as a deliberate attempt to reapply 4 Ezra to a new situation facing, this time, not the Jews but the Christian church in the eastern Roman empire. Like 5 Ezra they are not found in the oriental versions of 4 Ezra. Except for a small Greek papyrus fragment ( 15:57–9 ) they are attested only in the Latin version. They were clearly written at a time of political upheavel and probably of persecution of the church ( 15:21; 16:68–70 ). Their aim is to encourage the persecuted righteous to stand firm, confident of their eventual vindication by God and the overthrow of their oppressors.

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