account of visions that God gave to Ezra
concerning the end times.
In this book (also known as 4 Ezra), Ezra the scribe poses
difficult questions about the ways of God. It
seems unjust that the Jewish city of Jerusalem
should be devastated while the Babylonians
prosper. It is inexplicable that God should allow
sin and evil to continue. God replies that his
ways are not human ways. Through a series of visions
he tells Ezra that the current age of sin and
suffering will come to an end, and that the wicked
will be punished and the righteous will be vindicated.
God commands Ezra to restore the holy Scriptures
and Ezra obeys. The book concludes by warning
of the inescapable judgment that will come upon