Historical Writings

A.D. (Anno Domini)

Writings of Alfred Edersheim

The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

This six volume work covers all aspects of the life of the greatest man that ever lived. Edersheim not only looks at the person but the environment in which he lived.

 

Book 1 — The Preparation for the Gospel: The Jewish World in the Days of Christ

Chapter 1 — The Jewish Dispersion in the East

Chapter 2 — The Jewish Dispersion in the West

Chapter 3 — The Old Faith Preparing for the New

Chapter 4 — Philo of Alexandria, the Rabbis, and the Gospels

Chapter 5 — Alexandria and Rome

Chapter 6 — Political and Religious Life of the Jewish Dispersion in the West

Chapter 7 — In Palestine

Chapter 8 — Traditionalism, Its Origin, Character, and Literature

 

Book 2 — From the Manger in Bethlehem to the Baptism in Jordan in Jerusalem When Herod Reigned

Chapter 1 — In Jerusalem When Herod Reigned

Chapter 2 — The Personal History of Herod

Chapter 3 — The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist

Chapter 4 — The Annunciation of Jesus the Messiah, and the Birth of His Forerunner

Chapter 5 — What Messiah did the Jews Expect?

Chapter 6 — The Nativity of Jesus the Messiah

Chapter 7 — The Purification of the Virgin and the Presentation in the Temple

Chapter 8 — The Visit and Homage of the Magi, and the Flight into Egypt

Chapter 9 — The Child-Life in Nazareth

Chapter 10 — In the House of His Heavenly, and in the Home of His Earthly Father

Chapter 11 — In the Fifteenth Year of Tiberius Caesar and Under the Pontificate of Annas and Caiaphas

Chapter 12 — The Baptism of Jesus: Its Higher Meaning

 

Book 3 — The Ascent: From the River Jordan to the Mount of Transfiguration

Chapter 1 — The Temptation of Jesus

Chapter 2 — The Deputation From Jerusalem

Chapter 3 — The Twofold Testimony of John

Chapter 4 — The Marriage Feast in Cana of Galilee, the Miracle that is 'A Sign'

Chapter 5 — The Cleansing of the Temple

Chapter 6 — The Teacher Come From God and the Teacher from Jerusalem

Chapter 7 — In Judea and Through Samaria

Chapter 8 — Jesus at the Well of Sychar

Chapter 9 — The Second Visit to Cana

Chapter 10 — The Synagogue at Nazareth

Chapter 11 — The First Galilean Ministry

Chapter 12 — At the 'Unknown' Feast in Jerusalem, and by the Pool of Bethesda

Chapter 13 — By the Sea of Galilee

Chapter 14 — A Sabbath in Capernaum

Chapter 15 — Second Journey Through Galilee

Chapter 16 — The Return to Capernaum

Chapter 17 — The Call of Matthew

Chapter 18 — The Sermon on the Mount

Chapter 19 — The Return to Capernaum

Chapter 20 — The Raising of the Young Man of Nain

Chapter 21 — The Woman Which Was a Sinner

Chapter 22 — The Ministry of Love, the Blasphemy of Hatred, and the Mistakes of Earthly Affection

Chapter 23 — New Teaching 'In Parables'

Chapter 24 — Christ Stills the Storm on the Lake of Galilee

Chapter 25 — At Gerasa

Chapter 26 — The Healing of the Woman

Chapter 27 — Second Visit to Nazareth

Chapter 28 — The Story of the Baptist, From His Last Testimony to Jesus to His Beheading in Prison

Chapter 29 — The Miraculous Feeding of the Five Thousand

Chapter 30 — The Night of Miracles on the Lake of Gennesaret

Chapter 31 — The Cavils of the Pharisees Concerning Purification, and the Teaching of the Lord Concerning Purity

Chapter 32 — The Great Crisis in Popular Feeling

Chapter 33 — Jesus and the Syro-Phoenician Woman

Chapter 34 — A Group of Miracles Among a Semi-Heathen Population

Chapter 35 — The Two Sabbath-Controversies

Chapter 36 — The Feeding of the Four Thousand

Chapter 37 — The Great Confession

 

Book 4 — The Descent: From the Mount of Transfiguration into the Valley of Humiliation and Death

Chapter 1 — The Transfiguration

Chapter 2 — On the Morrow of the Transfiguration

Chapter 3 — The Last Events in Galilee

Chapter 4 — The Journey to Jerusalem

Chapter 5 — Further Incidents of the Journey to Jerusalem

Chapter 6 — At the Feast of Tabernacles

Chapter 7 — 'In the Last, The Great Day of the Feast'

Chapter 8 — Teaching in the Temple on the Octave of the Feast of Tabernacles

Chapter 9 — The Healing of the Man Born Blind

Chapter 10 — The 'Good Shepherd' and His 'One Flock'

Chapter 11 — The First Peraean Discourses

Chapter 12 — The Morning-Meal in the Pharisee's House

Chapter 13 — To The Disciples

Chapter 14 — At The Feast of the Dedication of the Temple

Chapter 15 — The Second Series of Parables

Chapter 16 — The Three Parables of Warning: to the Individual, to the Nation, and to the Theocracy

Chapter 17 — The Three Parables of the Gospel: of the Recovery of the Lost

Chapter 18 — The Unjust Steward

Chapter 19 — The Three Last Parables of the Peraean Series: The Unrighteous Judge

Chapter 20 — Christ's Discourses in Peraea

Chapter 21 — The Death and the Raising of Lazarus

Chapter 22 — On the Journey to Jerusalem

Chapter 23 — The Last Incidents in Perea

Chapter 24 — In Jericho and at Bethany

 

Book 5 — The Cross and the Crown

Chapter 1 — The First Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 2 — The Second Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 3 — The Third Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 4 — The Third Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 5 — The End Day in Passion-Week, The Last Series of Parables: To the Pharisees and to the People

Chapter 6 — The Evening of the Third Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 7 — Evening of the Third Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 8 — The Fourth Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 9 — The Fifth Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 10 — The Paschal Supper

Chapter 11 — The Last Discourses of Christ

Chapter 12 — Gethsemane

Chapter 13 — Thursday Night

Chapter 14 — The Morning of Good Friday

Chapter 15 — 'Crucified, Dead, and Buried.'

Chapter 16 — On the Resurrection of Christ from the Dead

Chapter 17 — 'On the Third Day He Rose Again From the Dead: He Ascended into Heaven'

 

Book 6 — Appendix

Chapter 1 — Pseudepigraphic Writings

Chapter 2 — Philo of Alexandria and rabbinic theology.

Chapter 3 — Rabbinic views as to the lawfulness of images, pictorial representations on coins, etc.

Chapter 4 — An abstract of Jewish history from the reign of Alexander the Great to the accession of Herod

Chapter 5 — Rabbinic theology and literature

Chapter 6 — List of the Maccabees, of the Family of Herod, of the High-Priests, the Roman Procurators of Judaea, and Roman Govenors of Syria

Chapter 7 — On the date of the Nativity of Our Lord

Chapter 8 — Rabbinic traditions about Elijah, the forerunner of the Messiah

Chapter 9 — List of Old Testament passage messianically applied in ancient rabbinic writings

Chapter 10 — On the supposed temple synagogue

Chapter 11 — On the prophecy, Isaiah 53

Chapter 12 — The baptism of proselytes

Chapter 13 — Jewish angelology and demonology. The fall of the angels.

Chapter 14 — The Law in Messianic times

Chapter 15 — The location of Sychar, and the date of Our Lord's visit to Samaria.

Chapter 16 — On the Jewish views about 'demons' and 'the demonized,' together with some notes on the intercourse between Jews and Jewish Christians in the First Centruies.

Chapter 17 — The ordanances and law of the sabbath as laid down in the mishnah and the Jerusalem talmud.

Chapter 18 — Haggadah about Simeon Kepha (Legend of Simon Peter.)

Chapter 19 — On eternal punishment, according to the rabbis and the New Testament