Sketches of Jewish Social Life
by Alfred Edersheim



Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Alfred Edersheim

Preface (5k)

1. Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago

2. Jews and Gentiles in "the Land"

3. In Galilee at the Time of our Lord

4. Travelling in Palestine: Roads, Inns, Hospitality, Custom-House Officers, Taxation, Publicans

5. In Judaea

6. Jewish Homes

7. The Upbringing of Jewish Children

8. Subjects of Study. Home Education in Israel; Female Education. Schools and Schoolmasters.

9. Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel

10. In Death and after Death

11. Jewish Views on Trade, Tradesman, and Trades' Guilds

12. Commerce

13. Among the People, and with the Pharisees

14. The "Fraternity" of Pharisees

15. Relation of the Pharisees to the Sadducees and Essenes, and to the Gospel of Christ

16. Synagogues: their Origin, Structure, and Outward Arrangements

17. The Worship of the Synagogue

18. Outline of Ancient Jewish Theological Literature

Appendix I. Translation of the Mishnic Tractate "Middoth"

Appendix II. Translation of Selections from the Babylon Talmud, Tractate "Berachoth" 

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Sketches of Jewish Social Life by Alfred Edersheim
Updated: 12/10/98

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