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The life and times of Jesus the Messiah

Author: Alfred Edersheim
Publisher: Peabody, Massachusetts : Hendrickson, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New updated editionView all editions and formats
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Provides background information on Palestine in Christ's time and examines every important stage and event in his life from birth to Resurrection.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Edersheim
ISBN: 0943575834 9780943575834
OCLC Number: 28684420
Notes: "The reader will note that a reference to the volume and page number of the original edition has been added to the running head of each page throughout the body of this new, updated edition"--Page xix.
Description: xix, 1109 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The preparation for the gospel --
The Jewish world in the days of Christ --
the Jewish dispersion in the East --
The Jewish dispersion in the West --
the Hellenists --
origin of Hellenist literature in the Greek translation of the Bible --
character of the Septuagint --
The old faith preparing for the new --
development of Hellenist theology: The Apocrypha, Aristeas, Aristobulus, and the Pseudepigraphic writings --
Philo of Alexandria, the rabbis, and the gospels --
the final development of Hellenism in its relation to Rabbinism and the Gospel according to St. John --
Alexandria and Rome --
the Jewish communities in the capitals of Western civilisation --
Political and religious life of the Jewish dispersion in the West --
Their union in the great hope of the coming deliverer --
In Palestine --
Jews and Gentiles in 'the land' --
their mutual relations and feelings --
'the wall of separation' --
Traditionalism, its origin, character, and literature --
the Mishnah and Talmud --
the Gospel of Christ --
the dawn of a new day. 2. From Bethlehem to Jordan --
In Jerusalem when Herod reigned --
The personal history of Herod --
the two worlds in Jerusalem --
The annunciation of St. John the Baptist --
The annunciation of Jesus the Messiah, and the birth of his forerunner --
What messiah did the Jews expect? --
The nativity of Jesus the Messiah --
The purification of the virgin and the presentation in the temple --
The visit and homage of the Magi, and the flight into Egypt --
The child-life in Nazareth --
In the house of His heavenly, and in the home of His earthly father --
the temple of Jerusalem --
the retirement at Nazareth --
In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar and under the Pontificate of Annas and Caiaphas --
a voice in the wilderness --
The baptism of Jesus: its higher meaning. 3. From Jordan to the Mount of Transfiguration --
The temptation of Jesus --
The deputation from Jerusalem --
the three sects of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes --
examination of their distinctive doctrines --
The twofold testimony of John --
the first Sabbath of Jesus's ministry --
the first Sunday --
the first disciples --
The marriage feast in Cana of Galilee --
the miracle that is 'a sign' --
The cleansing of the temple --
'the sign, ' which is not a sign --
The teacher come from God and the teacher from Jerusalem --
Jesus and Nicodemus --
In Judaea and through Samaria --
a sketch of Samaritan history and theology --
Jews and Samaritans --
Jesus at the Well of Sychar --
The second visit to Cana --
cure of the 'nobleman's' son at Capernaum --
The Synagogue at Nazareth --
Synagogue worship and arrangements --
The first Galilean ministry --
At the 'unknown' feast in Jerusalem, and by the Pool of Bethesda --
By the Sea of Galilee --
the final call of the first disciples, and the miraculous draught of fishes --
A Sabbath in Capernaum --
Second journey through Galilee --
the healing of the leper --
The return to Capernaum --
concerning the forgiveness of sins --
the healing of the paralysed --
The call of Matthew --
the Saviour's welcome to sinners --
Rabbinic theology as regards the doctrine of forgiveness in contrast to the Gospel of Christ --
the call of the twelve apostles --
The Sermon on the Mount --
the kingdom of Christ and Rabbinic teaching --
The return to Capernaum --
healing of the centurion's servant --
The raising of the young man of Nain --
the meeting of life and death --
The woman which was a sinner --
The ministry of love, the blasphemy of hatred, and the mistakes of earthly affection --
the return to Capernaum --
healing of the demonised dumb --
Pharisaic charge against Christ --
the visit of Christ's mother and brethren --
New teaching 'in parables' --
the parables to the people by the Lake of Galilee, and those to the disciples in Capernaum --
Christ stills the storm on the Lake of Galilee --
At Gerasa --
the healing of the demonised --
The healing of the woman --
Christ's personal appearance --
the raising of Jairus' daughter --
Second visit to Nazareth --
the mission of the twelve --
The story of John the Baptist, from his last testimony to Jesus to his beheading in prison --
The miraculous feeding of the five thousand --
The night of miracles on the Lake of Gennesaret --
The cavils of the Pharisees concerning purification, and the teaching of the Lord concerning purity --
the traditions concerning 'hand-washing' and 'vows' --
The great crisis in popular feeling --
the last discourses in the synagogue of Capernaum --
Christ the bread of life --
'will ye also go away?' --
Jesus and the Syro-Phoenician woman --
A group of miracles among a semi-heathen population --
The two Sabbath-controversies --
the plucking of ears of corn by the disciples and the healing of the man with the withered hand --
The feeding of the four thousand --
to Dalmanutha --
'the sign from heaven' --
journey to Caesarea Philippi --
what is the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees? --
The great confession --
the great commission --
the great instruction --
the great temptation --
the great decision. 4. The descent into the valley of humiliation --
The Transfiguration --
On the morrow of the transfiguration --
The last events in Galilee --
the tribute-money, the dispute by the way, the forbidding of him who could not follow with the disciples, and the consequent teaching of Christ --
The journey to Jerusalem --
chronological arrangement of the last part of the gospel-narratives --
first incidents by the way --
Further incidents of the journey to Jerusalem --
the mission and return of the seventy --
the home at Bethany --
Martha and Mary --
A the Feast of Tabernacles --
first discourse in the temple --
'In the last, the great day of the feats' --
Teaching in the temple on the octave of the Feast of Tabernacles --
The healing of the man born blind --
The 'Good Shepherd' and his 'one flock' --
last discourse at the Feats of Tabernacles --
The first Peraean discourses --
to the Pharisees concerning the two kingdoms --
their contest --
what qualifies a disciple for the kingdom of God, and how Israel was becoming subject to that of evil --
The morning-meal in the Pharisee's house --
meals and feasts among the Jews --
Christ's last Peraean warning to Pharisaism --
To the disciples --
two events and their moral --
At the Feast of the Dedication of the Temple --
The second series of parables --
the two parables of him who is neighbour to us; the first, concerning the love that, unasked, gives in our need; the second, concerning the love which is elicited by our asking in our need --
The three parables of warning: to the individual, to the nation, and to the theocracy --
the foolish rich man --
the barren fig-tree- the great supper --
The three parables of the gospel: of the recovery of the lost --
of the lost sheep, the lost drachm, the lost son --
The unjust steward --
Dives and Lazarus --
Jewish agricultural notes --
prices of produce --
writing and legal documents --
purple and fine linen --
Jewish notions of Hades --
The three last parables of the Peraean series: the unrighteous judge --
the self-righteous Pharisee and the Publican --
the unmerciful servant --
Christ's discourses in Peraea --
close of the Peraean ministry --
The death and the raising of Lazarus --
the question of miracles and of the miracle of miracles --
views of negative criticism on this history --
Jewish burying-rites and sepulchres --
On the journey to Jerusalem --
departure from Ephraim by way of Samaria and Galilee --
healing of ten lepers --
Prophetic discourse of the coming kingdom --
on divorce: Jewish views of it --
the blessing to little children --
The last incidents in Peraea --
the young ruler who went away sorrowful --
to leave all for Christ --
prophecy of His passion --
the request of Salome, and of James and John --
In Jericho and at Bethany --
Jericho --
a guest with Zacchaeus --
the healing of blind Bartimaeus --
the plot at Jerusalem --
at Bethany, and in the house of Simon the Leper. 5. The cross and the crown --
The first day in Passion-week --
Palm Sunday --
the royal entry into Jerusalem --
The second day in Passion-week --
the barren fig-tree --
the cleansing of the temple --
the hosanna of the children --
The third day in Passion-week --
the events of that day --
the question of Christ's authority --
the question of tribute to Caesar --
the widow's farthing --
the Greeks who sought to see Jesus --
summary and retrospect of the public ministry of Christ --
The third day in Passion-week --
the last controversies and discourses --
the Sadducees and the resurrection --
the scribe and the Great Commandment --
question to the Pharisees about David's son and Lord --
final warning to the people: the eight 'woes' --
farewell --
The third day in Passion-week --
the last series of parables: to the Pharisees and to the people --
on the way to Jerusalem: the parable of the labourers in the vineyard --
in the temple: the parable of the 'no' and 'yes' of the two sons --
the parable of the evil husbandmen evilly destroyed --
the parable of the marriage of the king's son and of the wedding garment --
The evening of the third day in Passion-week --
on the Mount of Olives: discourse to the disciples concerning the last things --
Evening of the third day in Passion-week --
on the Mount of Olives --
last parables: to the disciples concerning the last things --
the parable of the ten virgins --
the parable of the talents --
supplementary parable of the minas and the king's reckoning with his servants and his rebellious citizens --
The fourth day in Passion-week --
Jesus in His last Sabbatic rest before His agony, and the Sanhedrists in their unrest --
the betrayal --
Judas: his character, apostasy, and end --
The fifth day in Passion-week --
'make ready the Passover!' --
The Paschal Supper --
the institution of the Lord's Supper --
The last discourses of Christ --
the prayer of consecration --
Gethsemane --
Thursday night --
before Annas and Caiaphas --
Peter and Jesus --
The morning of Good Friday --
'Crucified, dead, and buried' --
On the resurrection of Christ from the dead --
'On the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven' Appendices: --
Pseudeigraphic writings --
Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic theology --
rabbinic views as to the lawfulness of images, pictorial representations on coins, etc. --
An abstract of Jewish history from the reign of Alexander the Great to the accession of Herod --
Rabbinic theology and literature --
Lists of the Maccabees, of the family of Herod, of the high priests, the Roman procurators of Judaea, and Roman governors of Syria --
On the date of the nativity of Our Lord --
Rabbinic traditions about Elijah, the forerunner of the Messiah --
List of Old Testament passages Messianically applied in ancient Rabbinic writings --
On the supposed temple-synagogue --
On the prophecy, Isa. 40:3 --
On the baptism of proselytes --
Jewish angelology and demonology. The fall of the angels --
The law in Messianic times --
The location of Sychar, and the date of Our Lord's visit to Samaria --
On the Jewish views about 'demons' and 'the demonised, ' together with some notes on the intercourse between Jews and Jewish Christians in the first centuries --
The ordinances and law of the Sabbath as laid down in the Mishnah and the Jerusalem Talmud --
Haggadah about Simeon Kepha (legend of Simon Peter) --
On eternal punishment, according to the Rabbis and the New Testament.
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