Sketches of Jewish Social Life


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


Chapter 1    Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago 

Chapter 2    Jews and Gentiles in “The Land” 

Chapter 3    In Galilee at the time of our Lord 

Chapter 4    Travelling in Palestine–Roads, Inns, Hospitality, Custom-House Officers, Taxation, Publicans 

Chapter 5    In Judaea 

Chapter 6    Jewish Homes 

Chapter 7    The Upbringing of Jewish Children 

Chapter 8    Subjects of Study – Home Education in Israel; Female Education – Elementary Schools, Schoolmasters, and School Arrangements. 

Chapter 9    Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel 

Chapter 10    In Death and After Death 

Chapter 11    Jewish Views on Trade, Tradesmen, and Trades’ Guilds 

Chapter 12    Commerce 

Chapter 13    Among the People, and with the Pharisees 

Chapter 14    The “Fraternity” of Pharisees 

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

Chapter 16    Synagogues: Their Origin, Structure and Outward Arrangements 

Chapter 17    The Worship of the Synagogue 

Chapter 18    Brief Outline of Ancient Jewish Theological Literature