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Ezra, a Hebrew scribe and priest, descended from Aaron, high priest of the Jewish captives in Babylon, and the guide and ruler of the second expedition of return from Babylon to Palestine. He was looked on in some sort as a second Moses, since he refounded the nation and settled the canon of the Scriptures. He is said to have introduced the square Hebrew character, and to have been the author of the Books of Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.