New and improved editions of Edersheim's Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple, and Sketches of Jewish Social Life.
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Three classic works by Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889), a German-born Jewish convert to Christianity, and notable Biblical scholar, best known for his ground-breaking publications (in English) on the Jewish background of Jesus and the New Testament. His most famous writing by far is The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (2 vols, 1883, with many editions), a magisterial work on the Life of Jesus (and Commentary on the Gospels) which remains much admired today. Written from a traditional-conservative standpoint, Edersheim does not ignore the critical questions of the time, addressing them at relevant points (and in the footnotes and Appendices). However, its greatest value remains the many references to Jewish writings and customs, and especially to passages in the Rabbinic literature, which punctuate the Commentary. In a similar vein, are his more modest (but equally popular) earlier works—The Temple: Its Ministry and Services at the Time of Jesus Christ (1874), and Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Days of Christ (1876).
Biblesoft has long made these title available in our PC Study Bible Libraries. This new electronic edition, intended to supplement our landmark Judaism and the New Testament collection, is an improved version, offered in addition to the version you may already have in your Library. You can access the titles from the Books menu under the category "Judaism and the New Testament" (Works of Alfred Edersheim), while the Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah is also accessible (by Bible verse) under the main Commentary menu.
This version of the Life and Times is indeed much improved—with a cleaner text, complete footnotes, page-number links, active linked references for the Pseudepigrapha and works of Josephus, etc. Also the marginal notes and references from the print edition are included throughout, incorporated into the main text at the proper location(s) within square brackets ([ ]).
NOTE: These titles are part of the Judaism and the New Testament: Supplemental Collection #1.