from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A Hebrew high priest of the fifth century B.C. who led many Jews back to Jerusalem after their Babylonian exile.
- n. See Table at Bible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The fifteenth book of the Old Testament and a book of the Hebrew Tanakh.
- proper n. A Jewish high priest from the fifth century.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem
- n. an Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
Hebrew 'ezrā', a nickname, perhaps for 'azrî'ēl, God is my help; see ʿḏr in Semitic roots.
After Ezra.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Hebrew עזרא ("God helps"). (Wiktionary)