Biblesoft is pleased to offer this electronic edition of Frederic William (F. W.) Farrar's classic The Life of Christ. Originally published in 1874, this treatment of the Life of Jesus became immediately popular, and has since gone through dozens of print editions. This electronic version is based on the 2-volume 13th edition. Of the many Lives of Christ that have been produced, Farrar's work perhaps best combines scholarship and readability, exegesis and devotional flair, having come to be admired and widely read by scholars, pastors, students, and general readers alike.This balance is achieved largely by reserving the scholarly discussion and technical detail for the footnotes. All relevant references to the writings of Josephus, and the Church Fathers, etc, in the footnotes are linked.
This electronic version also includes Farrar's follow-up volume:The Life of Lives: Further Studies on the Life of Christ(1900), in which he examined additional aspects of the Gospel narrative, including areas of historical background, as well as key theological and doctrinal issues related to the life of Jesus.
The Life of Christ is accessible (by Bible verse) from the main Commentary menu, with passages for The Life of Lives available under the "Additional Commentary Material" subcategory. Both titles are also accessible from the Books menu, under the categories "Classic New Testament Studies" and "Works of Frederic W. Farrar".