The Edersheim Collection, including The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services, and Sketches of Jewish Social Life, provide a wonderful resource for your studies of Jesus, the Gospels, and the New Testament.
These books do much more than simply scratch the surface — they take you down deep into the details of the events, places, and culture of the time. Edersheim's unparalleled grasp of the social, political, and religious aspects of this time period is legendary, and his writing is clear, informative, and rich with spiritual insight.
The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah — One of the best known and most important references on the life of Christ ever written, this storehouse of information on the background of the New Testament portrays the streets, the marketplaces, the religious conflicts, the people, and the places of Jesus' earthly ministry.
The Temple: Its Ministry and Services — Gain a deeper understanding of the powerful significance, both to Jews and early Christians, of Jerusalem's temple -- how it represented the glory of Israel's past and the splendor of its future when Messiah would reign.
Sketches of Jewish Social Life — Edersheim uses his intimate familiarity with to bring to life the cultural world of Jesus and the apostles, helping you truly understand the context of New Testament people, places, and events.