Ezra, Book of
EZRA, BOOK OF
Biblical book that relates the first return of the Jewish exiles from their Babylonian captivity after the edict of Cyrus the Great in 538 b.c.; the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, a labor completed in 515 b.c.; and the work of the priest-scribe Ezra, who led another group of exiles back to Palestine in the reign of the Persian king Artaxerxes (which Artaxerxes is uncertain). Particular mention is made of Ezra's efforts to preserve the racial purity of the restored Jewish community. (For a more complete treatment of this book, see chronicler, biblical.)
[n. j. mceleney]
"Ezra, Book of." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (March 21, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/ezra-book
"Ezra, Book of." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Retrieved March 21, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/ezra-book
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.