Its Ministry and Services As They Were at the Time of Christ

by Alfred Edersheim
Publisher: Eerdmans
©1963, Item: 92117
Hardcover, 414 pages
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From the dust jacket:

The life of Jesus Christ was intimately associated with the Temple. There He was brought when a babe. There He confounded the learned scribes when He was but twelve years old. "I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort..." At His death the Veil in the Temple was rent.

So intimate was this connection that the reader of the New Testament cannot fully appreciate the facts recorded in the Gospels, nor the great number of illustrations in the Epistles, especially the imagery of The Revelation, unless he has a conscious grasp of the real significance of the physical presence, rituals, and special services of the Temple.

In this fascinating study, the author pictures the religious life of the period in which Christ lived, the circumstances under which He taught, the rites by which He was surrounded, and the meaning of all which He came to fulfill. And, although, this Christian interest is kept in the foreground at all times, the many references to Temple ceremony and the Old Testament makes it an ideal "Handbook of Biblical Antiquities" and a summary of Old Testament references that are found in the New Testament. It will, therefore amply repay the serious reader and will illuminate the true meaning that Christ is indeed "the end of the Law for righteousness," to Whom all the ordinances of the Old Testament had pointed.

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