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The life and times of Jesus the Messiah

Provides background information on Palestine in Christ's time and examines every important stage and event in his life from birth to Resurrection
Print Book, English, 1993
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Hendrickson, Peabody, Massachusetts, 1993
xix, 1109 pages : maps ; 25 cm
9780943575834, 0943575834
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
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'
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
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
"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