by A Edersheim
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Hendrickson, 3rd edition reprint 1993, 1109 pages plus four maps, hardback, 24x16cm.
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 1 – “The Preparation for the Gospel”
Introductory historical, religious, political, and cultural material based on the author’s extensive knowledge of jewish lore and customs.
Book 2 – “From Bethlehem to Jordan”
The background of Herod and his reign, John the Baptist and his message, and the birth and baptism of Jesus.
Book 3 – “From Jordan to the Mount of Transfiguration”
Thirty-seven chapters explore the miracles and teachings of Jesus” early ministry.
Book 4 – “The Descent into the Valley of Humiliation”
A history of the latter part of Jesus’ ministry from the transfiguration to the journey to Jerusalem.
Book 5 – “The Cross and the Crown”
A chronical of the final days of his life, and up to the resurrection.
Valuable background material on Jewish history, tradition, and law.
Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889) was born in Vienna to Jewish parents and was converted to Christianity as a young man under the influence of a Scottish Presbyterian chaplain while studying in England. He also studied theology at Edinburgh and Berlin. He was one of the leading authorities of his time regarding the doctrines and practices of Judaism in the centuries preceding and during the early Christian era.