Readers with knowledge of the Bible's political, historical, and social context understand it in a way that most modern readers do not. With detailed explanations of the customs, politics, education, and commerce of the era, Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Time of Christ brings the Bible to life.
Alfred Edersheim's classic, first published in 1876, not only fills a gaping void but does so in a clear and inviting way that will enrich the general reader's Biblical experience. Beginning with scripture and breaking it down, Edersheim describes the geography and climate of Palestine, and explains such things as how much a laborer could expect to earn for a day's work.
Other topics include:
* traveling in Palestine
* Jewish homes
* upbringing of Jewish children
* mothers, daughters, and wives in Israel
* Jewish views on trade, tradesmen, and trades' guilds
* synagogues: their origin, structure and outward arrangements
* ancient Jewish theological literature. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
British biblical scholar ALFRED EDERSHEIM (1825-1889) was a Jewish convert to Christianity. He is best known for The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (1883). His other works include History of the Old Covenant (1859) and History of the Jewish Nation After the Destruction of Jerusalem Under Titus (1856). --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Excellent tool for info on Jewish life in the days of Jesus.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think the language of Edersheim was a challenge to read, but the information was exceptionally important for any contemporary study of the Bible in order to better understand the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Pete Hamilton
A good book for study...........
I would recommend this book for serious Jewish history students.
It was a little too textbook for me.