the text of 2 Esdras is included in the Latin Vulgate and in the original King James Bible. It is deuterocanonical. Parts of Esdras are included in
the Russian Slavic Bibles called otherwise (pls check Wikipedia article for exact namings that vary). Unfortunately modern versions skip it all. It is
strange though that the Hebrew tradition doesn't officially keep record of 2 Esdras. However, in chapter 14 he said that there are 70 more books he
wrote that will be kept secret. That could be the reason why the Hebrew tradition doesn't want to speak of 2 Esdras, because who if not they keep
those hidden books.
2 Esdras 14:
44 In forty days they wrote two hundred and four books.
45 And it came to pass, when the forty days were filled, that the Highest spake, saying, The first that thou hast written publish openly, that the
worthy and unworthy may read it:
46 But keep the seventy last, that thou mayest deliver them only to such as be wise among the people:
47 For in them is the spring of understanding, the fountain of wisdom, and the stream of knowledge.
48 And I did so.
So let go back to the equation of archangel Uriel about the time of the world.
10 For the world hath lost his youth, and the times begin to wax old.
11 For the world is divided into twelve parts, and the ten parts of it are gone already, and half of a tenth part:
12 And there remaineth that which is after the half of the tenth part.
I estimated it various times. I admit despite it looks very simple it is not that simple at all. The results I receive for the parts of the world
already passed, (if we assume they are equal parts and that is a big if), to be either 15/16 or 7/8. You may try by yourself and receive a different
result. But even if we assume the longer part remaining, let say 7/8 passed and 1/8 remained, still it is INCOMPATIBLE with ALL HISTORIC DATES.
6000 years of creation since Adam and Eve is the first number to fail. Esdras lived some 400 y BC. Add up 2013 and you get a number that is bigger
than the number you would receive for the duration of the world from the equation. IF it is started 6000y and 7/8 passed until Esdras time, it would
have ended by now! Even more so if you use 15/16 and 1/16 remaining.
Much larger numbers should be assumed as the origin of the world. Let say the origin of first humanoids on this planet whose bones date back to
100,000 years or more. I would assume the origin of the planet itself that dates back to 4 billion years. And even the Universe itself, that dates
some 13 bln years old at least (dcade ago it was dated as 17 bln years old, new theories may easily change that number, but they cannot shrink it
anymore because there are existing galaxies dated to be 12 bln light years away).
We speak of galactic, universal numbers much longer than the lifespan of a generation or even the entire human written history. This is evident when
you read Esdras and ponder not only on the math that is simple yet very difficult, but also on the spirit in the entire chapters.
(2 Esdras 1,2 might be written later, in Christian time, anyway. I advise to start reading from the latter chapters and going backwards).
If archangel Uriel's message is accepted as a true message from God, (and don't know the reason why such an ancient text telling us so much should
be disregarded) then we speak of nothing less than hundreds of millions years more allotted to the Universe as a whole. It doesn't mean the earth or
the current course of human history on earth will last so long. The entire Universe has much time enclosed in the remaining 1/8 or 1/16 (depending on
your estimation of that equation given not mathematically but with wording that might differ in translation and tradition, anyway it is quite much).
If so, to speak of imminent Second Coming followed by Millennium 1000 years or so, followed by the Judgment Day and change of the Universe including
elimination of the process of physical death on molecular level, as Revelation chapters end with that event, is not serious to be any time soon. We
have to accept God's ways are higher and much longer than ours.
But if Jesus would come 1000 years before the Judgment Day when the Universe itself will change (Ref Revelation's end), then there is still enormous
time between now and then. Millions of years. May be hundreds of millions, don't know. Unless there is a time machine, a topic that I would not
In that time, the trillions of stars should be approached and offered to believe in Jesus. I do not agree all are evil. May be those around us within
50-100 light years are mostly evil, don't know. But those on many hundred thousand light years distance, they may never heard of Jesus in first
place. Some of them, the chosen ones, may not only heard of, but could be visited by the Resurrected Lord and called to a special service. I only can
Everything will change the moment those higher ones come to Earth and rescue the chosen people. As Bob Dean speaks of a Third power higher than the
two Et factions that battle over Earth's possession. Have you listened to his landmark interview? Please scroll back and find it. The tings that are
offered everywhere are quite cheap and no one cares of them. Please go back and find Robert Bob Dean and Clifford Stone with Camelot's Kerry posted
on youtube, or google it. You will learn more than I say here, but I will not discuss it here. In all, I think I discussed quite enough online and
will keep the restof issues for myself, or for interested parties. It could involve the issues briefly mentioned by me, or others. Or those mentioned
by Bob Dean at the end of the 3h long interview. You decide. I simply cannot pour out precious yet unrecognized knowledge only to be sidelined and
sometimes ridiculed. I know the award is with the Lord, but the time grows so short that this is may be the last chance of many of the clergy to
choose it right. Those who continue the church of the Lord on the other side. Those who want to be on the other side serving the Lord and His
creatures. Not those who seek temporal recognition by current status quo that will end in one only night with the appearance of many Betlehem stars in
the skies who wil show the way with their lights. It might be a way underground to avoid the imminent danger that of the nuclear annihilation. I