Sketches of Jewish Social Life


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 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. Edersheim’s notes remain indispensable for unlocking the mysteries of the ancient world.