A Synopsis of Jewish History from the Return of the Jews from the Babylonish Captivity, to the Days of Herod the Great was designed as an overview suitable for all denominations. The first part of the book begins with the return of the Jews from captivity in Babylon to the time of Herod. The second section covers the various sects that developed before and after the time of the Macabees. The origin of prayer, schools, synagogues, and Talmud is also covered. .