The Temple and its services form, so to speak, part of the life and work of Jesus Christ; part also of His teaching, and of that of His apostles. What connects itself so closely with Him must be of deepest interest. We want to be able, as it were, to enter Jerusalem ... to know exactly how the Temple looked, and to find our way through its gates, among its porches, courts, and chambers; to be present in spirit at its services; to witness the Morning and the Evening Sacrifice; to mingle with the crowd of worshippers at the great Festivals, and to stand by the side of those who offered sacrifice or free-will offering, or who awaited the solemn purification which would restore them to the fellowship of the Sanctuary.... For, amidst them all, we ever see that one great outstanding Personality, Whose presence filled that house with glory.
—Alfred Edersheim, The Temple: It's Ministry and Services
- Title: The Temple: Its Ministry and Services as They Were at the Time of Jesus Christ
- Author: Alfred Edersheim
- Publisher: James Clarke and Company
- Publication Date: 1874
- Pages: 401