“Then did I consider these things, and they all were made through me alone, and through none other: by me also they shall be ended, and by none other.” 2 Esdras 2:6

This verse claims the sovereignty of God the Father alone in creation and judgment.

The books of 1 and 2 Esdras are not part of the biblical canon. First Esdras is part of what is considered the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical…