Sketches of Jewish Social Life : Updated Edition

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For the first time since it originally appeared, this classic work has been newly typeset in an easy-to-read modern typeface, making reading, studying, consulting easier than ever before.

The most relevant citations of Scripture, rabbinic sources, and the works of Philo and Josephus are supplied to complement Edersheim's masterful assessment of the writings of Jesus' day. This makes bland references come alive, in many cases shedding invaluable light on difficult passages or ...

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Overview

For the first time since it originally appeared, this classic work has been newly typeset in an easy-to-read modern typeface, making reading, studying, consulting easier than ever before.

The most relevant citations of Scripture, rabbinic sources, and the works of Philo and Josephus are supplied to complement Edersheim's masterful assessment of the writings of Jesus' day. This makes bland references come alive, in many cases shedding invaluable light on difficult passages or capturing the deep devotion. Edersheim brings to the task of understanding the world of Jesus and his disciples.

The scenes portrayed by Edersheim's hand come alive in the more than 50 carefully selected illustrations, maps, photos, and drawings. Enhanced both aesthetically and practically, this edition of Sketches of Jewish Social Life has no rival.

Edersheim's notes remain indispensable for unlocking the mysteries of the ancient world. Always sensitive to the priority of God's Word, Edersheim takes the reader back to the Bible time and again to show the authority behind his writing. Readers know they will receive reliable primary and secondary resources in these helpful notes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565631380
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1994
  • Edition description: $uper $aver
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 504,541
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Alfred Edersheim (1825–89) was a Vienna-born biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity. A veteran minister and missionary to the Jews of Romania, Edersheim left an enduring and priceless legacy to followers of Christ. Among his most widely read works are The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services, and Bible History Old Testament.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago 1
Ch. 2 Jews and Gentiles in "the Land" 15
Ch. 3 In Galilee at the Time of our Lord 30
Ch. 4 Travelling in Palestine: Roads, Inns, Hospitality, Custom-House Officers, Taxation, Publicans 42
Ch. 5 In Judaea 58
Ch. 6 Jewish Homes 84
Ch. 7 The Upbringing of Jewish Children 99
Ch. 8 Subjects of Study. Home Education in Israel; Female Education. Schools and Schoolmasters 115
Ch. 9 Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel 129
Ch. 10 In Death and after Death 148
Ch. 11 Jewish Views on Trade, Tradesman, and Trades' Guilds 168
Ch. 12 Commerce 182
Ch. 13 Among the People, and with the Pharisees 195
Ch. 14 The "Fraternity" of Pharisees 208
Ch. 15 Relation of the Pharisees to the Sadducees and Essenes, and to the Gospel of Christ 219
Ch. 16 Synagogues: their Origin, Structure, and Outward Arrangements 228
Ch. 17 The Worship of the Synagogue 242
Ch. 18 Outline of Ancient Jewish Theological Literature 256
Appendix I. - Translation of the Mishnic Tractate "Middoth" 269
Appendix II. - Translation of Selections from the Babylon Talmud, Tractate "Berachoth" 277
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