"4 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 5 Go thy way, and shew my people their sinful deeds, and their children their wickedness which they have done against me; that they may tell their children's children:" Just noted the point of view many bible books were written, its illustrated as if it was written by Esdras himself... It may have also been a thing back in ancient times to document experiences in a book or note.
"Be not weary: for when the day of trouble and heaviness cometh, others shall weep and be sorrowful, but thou shalt be merry and have abundance." Example of how the lords blessing will work during end times. Also reminds me of this fake pandemic, how people are freaking out while those who know its fake are actually relieved and joyous truth is coming to light.
"And unto him thou gavest commandment to love thy way: which he transgressed, and immediately thou appointedst death in him and in his generations, of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds, out of number." Reminds me of genesis and the original sin. The tree of life not just an actual thing but was above all else symbolic for transgression.
"And he said unto me, If I should ask thee how great dwellings are in the midst of the sea, or how many springs are in the beginning of the deep, or how many springs are above the firmament, or which are the outgoings of paradise:" Waters above the firmament example. But the biggest thing that proves it was common knowledge, was the figurative of speech the angel used. Almost as if Esdras already had knowledge of the firmament, but the angel asking him how many SPRINGS (of water) are above it. Lots of verses which casually talk about the firmament as well...
"12 Then said I unto him, It were better that we were not at all, than that we should live still in wickedness, and to suffer, and not to know wherefore. 21 For like as the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea to his floods: even so they that dwell upon the earth may understand nothing but that which is upon the earth: and he that dwelleth above the heavens may only understand the things that are above the height of the heavens." When someone says its better to die than to suffer, or why evil is seemingly always prosperous when the lord is against evil, i think about this parables meaning. Trust and faith is key, cant see the forest for the trees, and to see the bigger picture we have to look at it from a higher perspective...
2Esdras 4:39- 4:42
"41 Then said I, No, Lord, that can she not. And he said unto me, In the grave the chambers of souls are like the womb of a woman: 42 For like as a woman that travaileth maketh haste to escape the necessity of the travail: even so do these places haste to deliver those things that are committed unto them." A theory, but the idea that our souls/consciousness are not from here. Esdras asked why the righteous are not fulfilled here, and uriel gives the example of in the grave, just like a women carrying for nine months, is like our souls. Waiting to be delivered to the lord. Maybe this gives us insight on the purpose of this life.
"4 But if the most High grant thee to live, thou shalt see after the third trumpet that the sun shall suddenly shine again in the night, and the moon thrice in the day:" Moon shining in morning, sun shining at night. Could be literal or could also be aligned with today how the moon is seen during daytime, and how the moon is so bright at night it even has a sun ring around it. Also 2Esdras talks about endtime/revelation prophecys....
"8 There shall be a confusion also in many places, and the fire shall be oft sent out again, and the wild beasts shall change their places, and menstruous women shall bring forth monsters:" Just took note of the menstrous women bringing forth monsters saying. Maybe could somewhat explain the Eunechs/autists.etc
"9 And salt waters shall be found in the sweet, and all friends shall destroy one another; then shall wit hide itself, and understanding withdraw itself into his secret chamber," Took note on competition between friends, not support or unity anymore. If you have a friend and are doing great things you will almost always will be seen as competition.
"Or ever the heights of the air were lifted up, before the measures of the firmament were named, or ever the chimneys in Sion were hot," Inflated firmament? Aligns with the "heavens rolled like a scroll" prophecy. Also could be the cause of the sky falling. Or could explain the hypothetical situation better.
"21 And the children of a year old shall speak with their voices, the women with child shall bring forth untimely children of three or four months old, and they shall live, and be raised up." Premature babies endtime prophecy. Not sure about the year old talking babies, but it seems possible in todays time seeing how very young kids instantly know what social media is.etc.
"Upon the second day thou madest the spirit of the firmament, and commandedst it to part asunder, and to make a division betwixt the waters, that the one part might go up, and the other remain beneath." Another example of how the flat plane works. Waters above waters beneth. Also, firmament was known to Esdras prior to these verses.
"Upon the third day thou didst command that the waters should be gathered in the seventh part of the earth: six parts hast thou dried up, and kept them, to the intent that of these some being planted of God and tilled might serve thee. Someone wondered how rivers and bodies of water work. I think the moon theory about tides is a lie, and that it might be some main whirlpool or an area in the sea that all water returns to. Ecclesiastes 1:7, Genesis 1.9, and Psalm 33:7 also talk about this in the same manner. Not a coincidence.
"49 Then didst thou ordain two living creatures, the one thou calledst Enoch, and the other Leviathan; 50 And didst separate the one from the other: for the seventh part, namely, where the water was gathered together, might not hold them both. 51 Unto Enoch thou gavest one part, which was dried up the third day, that he should dwell in the same part, wherein are a thousand hills: 52 But unto Leviathan thou gavest the seventh part, namely, the moist; and hast kept him to be devoured of whom thou wilt, and when." Talks about living creatures "Enoch and Leviathan" interesting...
"And he said unto me, Like as thou canst neither seek out nor know the things that are in the deep of the sea: even so can no man upon earth see my Son, or those that be with him, but in the day time." Nobody will see the messiah or know who he is until time.
"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:" Talks about the world divided into 12 parts, and how the World lost its youth, reminds me how everything is not new under the sun and could be symbolic of the earth being old.
"24 But look thou prepare thee many box trees, and take with thee Sarea, Dabria, Selemia, Ecanus, and Asiel, these five which are ready to write swiftly; 25 And come hither, and I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out, till the things be performed which thou shalt begin to write. 26 And when thou hast done, some things shalt thou publish, and some things shalt thou shew secretly to the wise: to morrow this hour shalt thou begin to write." How the word is preserved. Esdras wrote these things into a book. Took note because i feel like its a common theme to classify the bible as one huge boring book, when its infact a collection of hystorically sound documents written by different individuals...
"39 Then opened I my mouth, and, behold, he reached me a full cup, which was full as it were with water, but the colour of it was like fire. 40 And I took it, and drank: and when I had drunk of it, my heart uttered understanding, and wisdom grew in my breast, for my spirit strengthened my memory: 41 And my mouth was opened, and shut no more. 42 The Highest gave understanding unto the five men, and they wrote the wonderful visions of the night that were told, which they knew not: and they sat forty days, and they wrote in the day, and at night they ate bread." How it was possible for people to write so many books of the bible. We have drugs like adderall which can keep you up for 2 days straight so i really do think its possible to do things like this.
"The virgins shall mourn, having no bridegrooms; the women shall mourn, having no husbands; their daughters shall mourn, having no helpers." During the end they explicitly say women will not have these things. Could have something to do with how scare men are today.
"58 He hath shut the sea in the midst of the waters, and with his word hath he hanged the earth upon the waters." Flat plane but earth is hanging on water. Maybe this is where the water below and above come from.