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Hendrickson Publishers The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah: Complete and Abridged in One Volume

One of the best-known references on the life of Christ now available in one unabridged volume!

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.

This updated edition features text reset in modern print and several new maps and illustrations. In addition, Roman numerals have been changed to Arabic numbers, Greek and Hebrew words transliterated, and the indexes corrected and updated.

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, St. 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 chronicle of each day of Passion Week, from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection.

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

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Date:April 7, 2012
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Lynne Tognoli
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A must read book recommend this book to all
Lot of reading but worth the money and time to read
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Excellent reference

Date:August 19, 2011
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This is an excellent reference regarding Jewish society and religious beliefs at the time of Christ. A must for studies of the Gospels.
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Date:February 2, 2010
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Ron Thomas
It is very wordy, but if one can digest the substance of the material, it will be of benefit far beyond what you think. I had to purchase the book again because some years ago I already had a copy but passed it along to another. I simply did not know what I had. Now I do. A great book and well worth the time to read and study.
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Date:December 7, 2009
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Dan Nygaard
The definitive work on the life of Christ and the times in which He lived. Born in 1825 to a Jewish family, Mr. Edersheim was educated in the Talmud and Torah before entering the University of Vienna. His subsequent conversion to Christianity brought to Christendom a learned appreciation of the Jewish religion and culture. His research and writing provides what is still the most thorough analysis of Jesus and the world in which He ministered. His Christian orthodoxy is reflected in the reverence with which he handles the biblical text. Originally published in 1883, every Bible teacher will benefit from having this scholarly text in their library. Although more than a century old, it remains a most readable and enlightening book for anyone seriously studying the life and ministry of Jesus.
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Date:April 27, 2009
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William Russolesi
This a book every Christian should have in their collection. It will help you to understand the New Testament better! If you don't own it, buy it. It's worth it!
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Date:April 19, 2007
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David Niles
Excellent research by Alfred Edersheim on the 1st Century Life of Jesus from a Jewish perspective. I have almost all of his stuff and is some of the best study tools around. A must for serious Bible students.
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Date:August 14, 2001
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Tim Cossette
Although somewhat outdated because of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Edersheim's great work remains an excellent reference to anyone who wishes to explore the cultural, social, and religious setting of First Century Jewish Palestine. His historical walk from the reign of Herod the Great, to the Passion and Resurrection of Christ is finely detailed and documentned. Also, Edersheim's familarity to rabbincal sources, such as the Mishna, is striking. One of the more interesting features of this great work is that appendix section where Mr. Edersheim list over 400 Old Testament passage which were tagged by the ancient rabbis as messianic-a must for anyone who wishes to explore the Jewish expectations of the Messiah during the days when the Carpentarfrom Nazareth walked the Earth.I bought my copy some 15 years ago, and I use to this very day. Buy it, learn-and what is more, enjoy.
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