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, and 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 gives bland references fresh interest, in many cases shedding invaluable light on difficult passages or capturing the deep devotion. Edersheim brings to the task an understanding of 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 reader back to the Bible again and again to show the authority behind his writing. Readers know they will receive reliable primary and secondary resources in these helpful notes.