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In this fascinating study, Edersheim has painstakingly reconstructed the details of life in first century Palestine. This is an indispensable guide to the customs, education system, economy, synagogues, and different religious sects of the ancient Jewish world that Jesus knew....


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In this fascinating study, Edersheim has painstakingly reconstructed the details of life in first century Palestine. This is an indispensable guide to the customs, education system, economy, synagogues, and different religious sects of the ancient Jewish world that Jesus knew.

For the first time since it originally appeared, this classic work has been newly typeset in an easy-to-read modern typeface, making reading, studying, consulting easier than ever before.^The most relevant citations of Scripture, rabbinic sources, and the works of Philo and Josephus are supplied to complement Edersheim's masterful assessment of the writings of Jesus' day. This makes bland references come alive, in many cases shedding invaluable light on difficult passages or capturing the deep devotion. Edersheim brings to the task of understanding the world of Jesus and his disciples.^The scenes portrayed by Edersheim's hand come alive in the more than 50 carefully selected illustrations, maps, photos, and drawings. Enhanced both aesthetically and practically, this edition of "Sketches of Jewish Social Life" has no rival.^Edersheim's notes remain indispensable for unlocking the mysteries of the ancient world. Always sensitive to the priority of God's Word, Edersheim takes the r
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Contents^^1. Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago^2. Jews And Gentiles In "The Land"^3. In Galilee At The Time Of Our Lord^4. Traveling In Palestine: Roads, Inns, Hospitality, Custom-House Officers, Taxation, Publicans^5. In Judi^6. Jewish Homes^7. The Upbringing Of Jewish Children^8. Subjects Of Study. Home Education In Israel; Female Education. Schools And Schoolmasters^9. Mothers, Daughters, And Wives In Israel^10. In Death And After Death^11. Jewish Views On Trade, Tradesman, And Trades' Guilds^12. Commerce^13. Among The People, And With The Pharisees^14. The "Fraternity" Of Pharisees^15. Relation Of The Pharisees To The Sadducees And Essenes, And To The Gospel Of Christ^16. Synagogues: Their Origin, Structure, And Outward Arrangements^17. The Worship Of The Synagogue^18. Outline Of Ancient Jewish Theological Literature^Appendix 1-Translation Of The Mishnic Tractate "Middoth"^Appendix 2-Translation Of Selections From The Babylon Talmud, Tractate "Berachoth" P. 277^
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Alfred Edersheim

Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889) nacio de padres judios en Viena, Austria. Despues de estudiar en las universidades de Viena, Edimbrgo y Berlin, se hizo ministro presbiteriano y trabajo como misionera en la comunidad judia de Jassy, Rumania. Otra de sus obras clasicas conocidas es "La vida y los tiempos de Jesus el Mesias". ý Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889) was born of Jewish parents in Vienna, Austria. After studying at the universities of Vienna, Edinburgh, and Berlin, he entered the Presbyterian ministry and served as a missionary to the Jewish people in Jassy, Romania. His other works include t

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