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In this comprehensive look at life in the time of Jesus, Edersheim examines Jewish homelife, marriage customs, worship, literature, and much more.
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In this comprehensive look at life in the time of Jesus, Edersheim examines Jewish homelife, marriage customs, worship, literature, and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627300384
  • Publisher: Stonewell Press
  • Publication date: 10/19/2013
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Alfred Edersheim - (1825-1889), Anglican Biblical scholar
Edersheim was a scholar and writer on the traditions of the Jewish faith and Life of Christ He was born March 7th, 1825 in the city of Vienna, Austria. His parents Marcus and Stephanie Beifuss were of the Jewish faith. In Vienna he studied in the gymnasium and University of Austria.

Around 1845 he moved to Pesth, Hungary where he met John Duncan and other Presbyterian ministers, who were chaplains to Scottish workmen building a bridge over the Danube River. Under their influence he became a Christian and came to Scotland with Dr. Duncan. In 1843 he entered New College until 1844. In 1846 he entered the Presbyterian ministry and thereafter preached for a year as a missionary to the Jews and Germans at Jassy in Rumania. He came to Old Aberdeen Church in 1848 and remained for twelve years. Here he translated several German theological books into English and wrote his History of the Jewish Nation from the Fall of Jerusalem to the reign of Constantine the Great."

Reverend Alfred Edersheim was the second minister of Free Church known then as Old Machar Free Church. After twelve years at Free Church, Alfred's health started failing, he resigned and moved to Torquay in the county of Devon, England. In 1861, he gathered a congregation and in 1862 they built St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Torwood Gardens, Torquay. Because of deteriorating health problems he had to resign from St. Andrews and moved to Bournemouth a spa on the south coast. In 1875 he became an Episcopalian and ordained a deacon and priest in the Church of England. For a year he was the (unsalaried) curate of the Abbey Church, Christ Church, Hants, near Bournemouth. In 1876 he became vicar of Loders, Dorsetshire; resigning in 1883, moving to Oxford, where he was select preacher to the University from 1884-86.

Because of his health condition he eventually moved to Menton, France where he passed away March 16th, 1889.
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Table of Contents

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