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The Temple: Its Ministry and Services, Updated Edition [Hardcover]

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Pages   352
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.34" Width: 6.18" Height: 1.13"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 1, 1994
Publisher   HENDRICKSON PUBLISHER #40
Age  16
ISBN  1565631366  
EAN  9781565631366  


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This updated edition has been newly typeset in an easy-to-read, modern typeface. Now it is easier and more enjoyable than ever before to read, study, and consult this classic work. Citations from Scripture, rabbinic sources, and the works of Philo and Josephus enhance the reader's understanding of the temple, kits sacrifices, ministry, personnel, and services. These materials complement Edersheim's discussion, clarify difficult passages, and illumine the reader as to the true, spiritual meaning of the temple and its services. This edition brings a wealth of information together in the margins, providing a unique entree into the primary sources of the ancient world. Jerusalem, the temple, priests, and worshippers all come alive through Edersheim's prose as well as through the more than 75 illustrations, charts, photos, and drawings. Enhanced both aesthetically and practically, this edition of The Temple has no rival. Edersheim's deep devotion to the authority of the Scriptures, his ability to make the Scriptures come alive in their ancient context, and his encyclopedic familiarity with ancient Jewish sources all enrich this classic and timeless work.

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This updated edition has been newly typeset in an easy-to-read, modern typeface. Now it is easier and more enjoyable than ever before to read, study, and consult this classic work.

Citations from Scripture, rabbinic sources, and the works of Philo and Josephus enhance the reader's understanding of the temple, kits sacrifices, ministry, personnel, and services. These materials complement Edersheim's discussion, clarify difficult passages, and illumine the reader as to the true, spiritual meaning of the temple and its services. This edition brings a wealth of information together in the margins, providing a unique entree into the primary sources of the ancient world.

Jerusalem, the temple, priests, and worshippers all come alive through Edersheim's prose as well as through the more than 75 illustrations, charts, photos, and drawings. Enhanced both aesthetically and practically, this edition of "The Temple" has no rival.

Edersheim's deep devotion to the authority of the Scriptures, his ability to make the Scriptures come alive in their ancient context, and his encyclopedic familiarity with ancient Jewish sources all enrich this classic and timeless work.

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Alfred Edersheim (1825 89) was a Vienna-born biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity. A veteran minister and missionary to the Jews of Romania, Edersheim left an enduring and priceless legacy to followers of Christ. Among his most widely read works are "The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services, " and "Bible History Old Testament.""

Alfred Edersheim was born in 1825 and died in 1889.

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Temple-Ministry/Worship  May 14, 2007
Alfred Edersheim's writings are considered a benchamrk by many. His original "Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah" (3000 pages) is a classic.
I purchased his book regarding the temple based on his track record.
The book, though written years ago, is a thorough study in the set-up, operation, and functionality of the temple in all its glory.

Anyone desiring to understand present-day worship in the church needs to understand the worship in the original temple. Not necessarily to imitate it, but learn how to approach God in a manner consistent with Who He is. Understanding the methods of the "original" temple worshippers, yields many "keys" on how to worship God today. Desire to understand worship of God?...I recommend reading this book.
 
Update of a Classic  Nov 3, 2006
An excellent, in depth analysis of the Temple by a master. Updates make it much more easily read by a modern audience
 
Pan for Gold  Jul 20, 2006
Edersheim is not the easiest to read. The gold is there it just takes time and patience to pan for it. I personally would not be without his works but unless you are accustomed to reading "dated" works this might be difficult. His sentences can get involved. It is not anachronistic, but some might appreciate more modern findings and writers. Those not used to reading what would, by some, be termed dry works might start with something else. He led the way for others to follow in contemporary history and the social settings of the days of Jesus and as such deserves to be read.
 
Superb book, excellent resource--not for everyone  Jan 18, 2006
This book is a wonderful book--it is well written, organized well in a format that allows for relatively quick reference, and just plain has a lot of information in it.

Edersheim was a Messianic Jew who lived during the 1800's. He was a phenomenal scholar, which he proves again in this book. This book is riddled with citations to the Talmud, Josephus, and many other early sources. By Edersheim's own admission, he omits as many footnotes as he can--and there are still more footnotes than most books written today!

That said, I suspect it is not the book for everyone. First of all, it is written from a Christian perspective. Edersheim shows, very effectively, how Christ fulfilled all that the Temple portrayed. To do this, there are some discussions that many people will find simply boring (I found most of them fascinating). Also, it is worth noting that this book was first published in 1874--and the Edersheim's writing style is thus outdated by over a century. If that doesn't bother you, then great--pick up the book. Or, if you don't plan on actually reading the book cover to cover, but would like a good reference, this would be a good book as well. If, on the other hand, you don't enjoy reading 19th-century language, this book may be sufficiently painful enough for you that you should pass it up.

However--and a big however--if you're not sure whether you would like this book, get it anyway. It's a great book.

Edersheim takes the reader throughout the first-century Temple, illuminating many things that are not commonly known. The book has some very detailed information in it, details not known to most people. These details bring to light many of the themes of the New Testament, and helps the reader understand exactly what was meant in a given passage.

For a better understanding of the Temple in the times of Christ, this book is superb--but like I said, probably not for the faint of heart.
 
The Temple  Apr 8, 2004
I echo the one thought of the first reviewer. Don't make the mistake I did of getting the cheaper used book. I truly thought I was getting the latest edition. Nope. This was the early edition with NO pictures. On top of that the writing style is antiquated. All of this has been improved in the 1997 edition with its numerous illustrations and updates on the archeology as well as modern english useage.
 

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