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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.

About the Author

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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 27, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1499227426
  • ISBN-13: 978-1499227420
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #716,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Erin J on November 13, 2007
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Alfred Edersheim was a Jewish convert to Christianity who lived from 1825 to 1889. He started out a Presbyterian, but later was an Anglican vicar. This book covers just about as much as could be expected about the Jewish social life at the time of Jesus. Edersheim makes use of Josephus, Philo, the Misnah, the Talmud, and the Bible to sketch out such things as what life was like in Galilee verses Jerusalem, dating and marriage, how death was handled and viewed, the Pharisees, as well as how they differed from the Essenes and Sadduccees. What is most interesting is his sketch of the Essenes, because Alfred wrote well before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. One might would think that this work is outdated, but truthfully, this is a minimal problem. This is a classic standard work on the subject that is written in a lucid and interesting fashion.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Shutey on September 24, 2013
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This book has connected so many dots for me. I am truly blessed that God has called me t.o be part of His family.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Martha N. Loesch on November 6, 2013
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I really enjoy learning about what the people of Jesus time thought and felt. It made His life a little more real to me. The author wrote about things he had clearly researched. He wrote about what he discovered in a real and enjoyable way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 19, 2013
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An excellent, easy to read and understand book for Christians seeking an understanding of what everyday life was like at the time of Jesus.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By scully1776 on June 7, 2013
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If you are curious about the times back then, this is very interesting. A little verbose here and there, but otherwise interesting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By joewallis on January 12, 2014
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This is a classic book on ancient Jewish social life during biblical times. Very good. Plan to use it as a textbook to teach a class.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cathy on June 8, 2013
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I haven't read it all yet, but it is interesting and informative. It helps to clarify some of the ways during the New Testament times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 16, 2013
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This book is obviously a translation, and has lost some of the logic and flow of ideas and words in the process. However, the content is outstanding, and if your willing to wade through the clumsy verbiage you will be rewarded. Anyone who is interested in understanding the context of Scripture and 1st century Jewish culture will benefit greatly from this very detailed accounting.
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