Published on Dec 1, 2017
Removed from Holy Bible, by the Vatican. It is still in many thousands of copies of the Holy Bible and it was only taken out some 200 odd years ago. What was labeled 'the apocrypha' (usually the apocalyptic visions had by many of the scribes of the bible) was taken out by the Vatican. They felt that the knowledge in these sections was too advanced, too difficult, too controversial... for the common people to know. Known as.4 Ezra or in some bibles, 2 Esdras, or Latin Esdras, it would have originally been appended to the end of 'Nehemiah'. Ezra is a man alive at the fall of Jerusalem, and is put into a position of prominence among his remnant peoples. It tells the great tale of his experiences, his love for God and his deep concern for his fellow peoples. In speaking with God, (and because he is a truly righteous man) Ezra is gifted with some beautiful explanations of many of the most poignant parts of history, life on earth, and the future of God's creation, and an incredible amount of knowledge is passed to him. It is said (in the text itself) that this book is it is an addition to Daniel and Revelation.
4 Ezra or Second Esdras is now considered a part of the standard 'apocrypha', and can be found via the list attached 'official apocrypha' to many types of bibles, including the KJV.
It is a wonderful bookThe roman catholic church has held many councils through the years, (Nicea, Laodicea,) which removed key portions of the original text of the bible. Also, on the political social front, post protestant-reformation, the roman catholic church has also held councils (like Vatican 2, Verona/Vienna, etc) wherein papal bulls and broad, generalized decrees are made.
The last copy had the narration in the left ear and background music in the right ear, so I've re-worked the audio. I finally got some decent new software so many of my old pieces will be taken down and replaced with the fixed version soon.
God bless you.
Glen aka Flat Water