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The Religion and Worship of the Synagogue


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For many Christians, the Jewish religion after Christ has seemed vague, mysterious, and even irrelevant. First published in 1907, W. O. E. Oesterley and G. H. Box’s classic The Religion and Worship of the Synagogue filled a void in scholarship on the Jewish tradition written for a Christian audience. It is a handbook for students of comparative religion, Christian theologians, and all those “who take a human interest in all that is human for its own sake.” Oesterley and Box paint a picture of Judaism as a whole from the first century to the twentieth, aiming to present “a clear and intelligible and just outline of Judaism” and enrich the perspective of Christian scholars with the full complexity and value of the Jewish religion.

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Key Features

  • Studies the development and state of Judaism as a whole
  • Written for a Christian Audience
  • Includes a bibliography of important works for detailed study on various topics within Judaism


  • Chapter 1: General Historical Survey
  • Chapter 2: Questions Preliminary
  • Chapter 3: The Sources of Judaism
  • Chapter 4: Sources of Judaism Continued
  • Chapter 5: Sources of Judaism Concluded
  • Chapter 6: Historical Sketch of the Divisions within the Jewish Body
  • Chapter 7: The Law
  • Chapter 8: The Jewish Conception of God
  • Chapter 9: Intermediate Agencies Between God and Man
  • Chapter 10: The Jewish Doctrine of the Messiah
  • Chapter 11: Eschatology
  • Chapter 12: The Jewish Doctrine of Sin
  • Chapter 13: The Jewish Doctrine of Baptism
  • Chapter 14: Education and Life
  • Chapter 15: Education and Life Continued
  • Chapter 16: The Synagogue and the Sacred Year and Calendar
  • Chapter 17: The Prayer-Book
  • Chapter 18: The Sabbath
  • Chapter 19: The Festivals
  • Chapter 20: The Solemn Days and Fasts
  • Chapter 21: Some Modern Religious Rites and Customs, and Their Origin
  • Illustrations

Product Details

  • Title: The Religion and Worship of the Synagogue
  • Authors: W. O. E. Oesterley and G. H. Box
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 484

About the Authors

W. O. E. Oesterley (1866–1950) was educated at Brighton College, Jesus College, and West Theological College. Oesterley went on to become professor of Hebrew and Old Testament studies at King’s College, London. He is the author of numerous titles, including: The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus, The Epistle to Philemon, and An Introduction to the Books of the Apocrypha.

G. H. Box (1869–1933) was rector of Sutton Sandy, Bedfordshire and a lecturer of theology at the University of Oxford. He is the author of numerous works, including The Spiritual Teaching and Value of the Jewish Prayer Book, The Virgin Birth of Jesus, The Apocalypse of Abraham, and Introduction to the Canonical Books of the Old Testament.


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