The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
by Alfred Edersheim

Hardcover - 1109 pages New
Updated edition, April 1997
ISBN: 0943575834

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Book Description: One of the best known and most important references on the life of Christ ever written, Alfred Edersheim's The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah is a storehouse of information on the background of the New Testament. This classic work successfully portrays the streets, the marketplaces, the religious conflicts, the people, and the places of Jesus' earthly ministry. Edersheim divides his work into five sections, or books:

  • Book 1The Preparation for the Gospel
    Introductory historical, religious, political, and cultural material based on the author's extensive knowledge of Jewish lore and customs.
  • Book 2From Bethlehem to Jordan
    The background of Herod and his reign, St. John the Baptist and his message, and the birth and baptism of Jesus.
  • Book 3From Jordan to the Mount of Transfiguration
    Thirty-seven chapters explore the miracles and teachings of Jesus' early ministry.
  • Book 4The Descent into the Valley of Humiliation
    A history of the latter part of Jesus' ministry from the Transfiguration to the journey to Jerusalem.
  • Book 5The Cross and the Crown
    A chronicle of each day of Passion Week, from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection.
  • Appendices

Valuable background material on Jewish history, tradition, and law.

From the back cover: "One of the best known and most important references on the life of Christ ever written...is a storehouse of information on the background of the New Testament. This classic work successfully portrays the streets, the marketplaces, the religious conflicts, the people, and the places of Jesus' earthly ministry."

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.

Our Review: We have several of Edersheim's books and refer to them often when studying Jewish customs and traditions. They are such treasure-troves of information that we have taken the time to type and reproduce them online. Please see our online books section.

 

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