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Sketches of Jewish Social Life - Enhanced Version [Kindle Edition]

Alfred Edersheim
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In Sketches of Jewish Social Life, Alfred Edersheim has done modern readers a favor. The Old and New Testaments are about a time and society very different from today, with different customs and idioms. Consequently, reading the Old and New Testaments may seem like entering a strange world. Edersheim has tried to make that world less strange. Sketches of Jewish Social Life is meant to fill the gap between ancient and modern readers. It does this by providing the common knowledge of that day for today's readers. In his book, Edersheim provides insight into the basics of Jewish society, customs, political powers, etc. But he doesn't just give readers the relevant information; on occasion, he also applies it to particular biblical passages and events. There are more serious, technical texts of this type, which provide more in depth and modern information about biblical customs. But Edersheim's Sketches of Jewish Social Life provides valuable information that will not overwhelm readers with data. Further, Edersheim writes in an easy prose anyone can follow. Edersheim's Sketches of Jewish Social Life is thus ideal for anyone wanting a richer understanding of the Old and New Testaments.

Tim Perrine
CCEL Staff Writer

This edition features an artistic cover, a new promotional introduction, an index of scripture references, and links for scripture references to the appropriate passages.


Product Details

  • File Size: 513 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library; 1.1 edition (July 25, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003XF221E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #647,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A MUST FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERS March 15, 2014
By LibnyGP
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No Christian preacher, teacher, pastor or leader can give a correct interpretation to the Holy Scriptures, unless he/she have a knowledge on Jewish traditions and history. I also advice to study Hebrew if possible. Let's remember that the Bible was written by Jewish people for Jews mainly and the imagery, wording and style moves around those basic ingredients unknow to many in our Western Hemisphere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knowing Jewish Customs Key to Understanding the Bible November 24, 2012
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God based salvation and the encryptions of the bible on Jewish customs and law. By understanding Jewish customs such as wedding process will help unlock things such as the book of Revelations.
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