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Alfred Edersheim, D. D., Ph. D.



Book 1. Introductory, The Preparation for the Gospel

Chapter 1. The Jewish World in the Days of Christ

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 - Jews and Gentiles in ‘the Land’

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

Book 2. From the Manger in Bethlehem to the Baptism in Jordan.

Chapter 1. In Jerusalem when Herod Reigned.

Chapter 2. The Personal History of Herod - The Two Worlds in Jerusalem.

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 - A Voice in the Wilderness.

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 - The First Sabbath of Jesus’s Ministry - The First Sunday - The First Disciples.

Chapter 4. The Marriage Feast in Cana of Galilee - The Miracle That Is ‘a Sign.’

Chapter 5. The Cleansing of the Temple - ‘The Sign,’ Which Is Not a Sign.

Chapter 6. The Teacher Come from God and the Teacher from Jerusalem - Jesus and Nicodemus.

Chapter 7. In Judaea and Through Samaria - A Sketch of Samaritan History and Theology - Jews and Samaritans.

Chapter 8. Jesus at the Well of Sychar.

Chapter 9. The Second Visit to Cana - Cure of the ‘Nobleman’s’ Son at Capernaum.

Chapter 10. The Synagogue at Nazareth - Synagogue-Worship and Arrangements.

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 - The Final Call of the First Disciples, and the Miraculous Draught of Fishes.

Chapter 14. A Sabbath in Capernaum.

Chapter 15. Second Journey Through Galilee - The Healing of the Leper.

Chapter 16. The Return to Capernaum - Concerning the Forgiveness of Sins - The Healing of the Paralysed.

Chapter 17. The Call of Matthew - The Saviour’s Welcome to Sinners - The Call of the Twelve Apostles.

Chapter 18. The Sermon on the Mount - The Kingdom of Christ and Rabbinic Teaching.

Chapter 19. The Return to Capernaum - Healing of the Centurion’s Servant.

Chapter 20. The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - The Meeting of Life and Death.

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 - The Healing of the Demonised.

Chapter 26. The Healing of the Woman - Christ’s Personal Appearance - The Raising of Jairus’ Daughter.

Chapter 27. Second Visit to Nazareth - The Mission of the Twelve.

Chapter 28. The Story of John 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

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 - The Great Commission

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 - First Discourse in the Temple.

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’ - Last Discourse at the Feast of Tabernacles.

Chapter 11. The First Peraean Discourses

Chapter 12. The Morning-Meal in the Pharisee’s House

Chapter 13. To the Disciples - Two Events and Their Moral.

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

Chapter 17. The Three Parables of the Gospel

Chapter 18. The Unjust Steward - Dives and Lazarus

Chapter 19. The Three Last Parables of the Peraean Series

Chapter 20. Christ’s Discourses in Peraea - Close of the Peraean Ministry.

Chapter 21. The Death and the Raising of Lazarus

Chapter 22. On the Journey to Jerusalem - Departure from Ephraim by Way of Samaria and Galilee

Chapter 23. The Last Incidents in Peraea - The Young Ruler Who Went Away Sorrowful

Chapter 24. In Jericho and at Bethany

Book 5. The Cross and the Crown.

Chapter 1. The First Day in Passion-Week - Palm Sunday

Chapter 2. The Second Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 3. The Third Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 4. The Third Day in Passion-Week - The Last Controversies and Discourses

Chapter 5. The Third Day in Passion-Week - The Last Series of Parables

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

Chapter 7. Evening of the Third Day in Passion-Week - On the Mount of Olives - Last Parables

Chapter 8. The Fourth Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 9. The Fifth Day in Passion-Week

Chapter 10. The Paschal Supper - The Institution of the Lord’s Supper.

Chapter 11. The Last Discourses of Christ - The Prayer of Consecration.

Chapter 12. Gethsemane.

Chapter 13. Thursday Night - Before Annas and Caiaphas - Peter and Jesus.

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. Appendices

Appendix 1. Pseudepigraphic Writings

Appendix 2. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology

Appendix 3. Rabbinic Views as to the Lawfulness of Images, Pictorial Representations on Coins, etc.

Appendix 4. An Abstract of Jewish History from the Reign of Alexander the Great to the Accession of Herod

Appendix 5. Rabbinic Theology and Literature

Appendix 6. List of the Maccabees, of the Family of Herod, of the High Priests

Appendix 7. On the Date of the Nativity of Our Lord

Appendix 8. Rabbinic Traditions About Elijah, the Forerunner of the Messiah

Appendix 9. List of Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied in Ancient Rabbinic Writings

Appendix 10. On the Supposed Temple-Synagogue

Appendix 11. On the Prophecy, Isa 40:3

Appendix 12. On the Baptism of Proselytes

Appendix 13. Jewish Angelology and Demonology. The Fall of the Angels

Appendix 14. The Law in Messianic Times

Appendix 15. The Location of Sychar, and the Date of Our Lord’s Visit to Samaria

Appendix 16. On the Jewish Views About ‘Demons’ and ‘the Demonised’

Appendix 17. The Ordinances and Law of the Sabbath

Appendix 18. Haggadah About Simeon Kepha (Legend of Simon Peter.)

Appendix 19. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament