Sketches of Jewish Social Life: Updated Edition

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9781565631380: Sketches of Jewish Social Life: Updated Edition

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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From the Back Cover:

This classic study of the cultural and social world of Jesus and his apostles has earned a place on countless shelves for more than a century, and Alfred Edersheim's widely acclaimed work on the people, the land, the history, and the religion of Jesus continues to be invaluable for students of Scripture. Now this timeless volume is available in a newly typeset, easy-to-read edition that will make studying even more enjoyable and rewarding. Added illustrations and marginal comments further improve this standard resource. Like his books The Temple and Its Ministry and The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, Sketches of Jewish Social Life reflects Edersheim's encyclopedic familiarity with ancient Jewish sources. His ability to make the Scriptures come alive in their ancient context remains unsurpassed, and every reader will feel like they've just taken a trip to the land of Jesus and his apostles.

About 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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