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The Classic Studies in Jewish History during the Time of Jesus collection presents 14 historic works detailing both biblical and post-biblical Jewish history. They cover the development of a nation, a religion, and a distinct cultural identity. These classic works represent the intellectual foundation for today’s scholarship on Jewish history. The authors—including Selah Merrill, Edmond Stapfer, and James Stevenson Riggs—detail the origins and impacts of events in Jewish history, such as the exodus from Egypt; the establishment, split, and fall of the Kingdom of Israel; the Maccabean revolt, the Roman occupation; and the Great Revolt. As the leading Jewish history scholarship of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these works will be enjoyed by anyone interested in Jewish history or the development and practice of Judaism.

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Key Features

  • Presents historical studies on Jewish history
  • Explores Jewish cultural identity
  • Investigates interactions between Judaism and surrounding cultures

Individual Titles

The Toleration and Persecution of the Jews in the Roman Empire

  • Author: Dora Askowith
  • Publisher: Columbia University
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 235

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This volume deals with the political and social conditions of the Roman Empire’s Jewish communities. Key topics are religious practices and Jewish communal life.

Dora Askowith (1884–1958) was a professor, author, and historian. In 1915, Askowith earned her PhD in political science at Columbia University. She taught courses in ancient civilization; biblical history; comparative religion; cultural, political, and religious history; and social ideals at Hunter College from 1912 to 1957.

Galilee in the Time of Christ

  • Author: Selah Merrill
  • Publisher: Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 150

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In this volume, Selah Merrill presents a historical and cultural overview of Galilee prior to Jesus’ birth, during his life, and after his death and resurrection.

Selah Merrill (1837–1909) studied theology at the New Haven Theological Seminary, graduating in 1863, and was ordained into the Congregational Church in 1864. He received his DD from Grinnell (1875) and LLD from Union College (1884). His publications include East of the Jordan: A Record of Travel and Observation in Moab, Gilead, and Bashan, The Site of Calvary, and Ancient Jerusalem.

The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews, vol. 1

  • Author: Humphrey Prideaux
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 688

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This volume is part one of Humphrey Prideaux’s history of the Old and New Testament times. Prideaux’s goal was to provide readers with a better understanding of the historical contexts of the Old and New Testament.

Humphrey Prideaux (1648–1724) was an English churchman and Dean of Norwich. His other works include Life of Mahomet, The Validity of the Orders of the Church of England, and Letter to a Friend on the Present Convocation.

The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews, vol. 2

  • Author: Humphrey Prideaux
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 816

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This volume is part two of Humphrey Prideaux’s history of the Old and New Testament times. Prideaux’s goal was to provide readers with a better understanding of the historical contexts of the Old and New Testament.

Post-Biblical History of the Jews: From the Close of the Old Testament to the Destruction of the Second Temple, vol. 1

  • Author: Morris J. Raphall
  • Publisher: Trübner & Co. 
  • Publication Date: 1856
  • Pages: 412

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This volume of post-biblical history begins with the close of the Old Testament and continues until 143 B.C. This historical period includes the return of the Jewish people from Babylonian captivity, the wars between Alexander’s generals, the partition of Alexander’s empire, Judah the Maccabee’s military talents and victories, and the reigns of Demetrius I and II.

Morris J. Raphall (1798–1868) received his PhD degree from the University of Erlangen in Germany. He translated works by Maimonides, Albo, and Herz Wessely. In 1849, he was appointed rabbi and preacher of Manhattan’s B’nai Jeshurun congregation.

Post-Biblical History of the Jews: From the Close of the Old Testament to the Destruction of the Second Temple, vol. 2

  • Author: Morris J. Raphall
  • Publisher: Moss & Brother
  • Publication Date: 1855
  • Pages: 494

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This volume begins in 142 B.C. and continues the post-biblical history of the Jewish people, concluding its account in A.D. 70. The text covers topics including the death of Demetrius II, the reign of Aristobulus I, King of Judea, the Roman takeover of Judea, Herod’s reign, and Caligula’s persecution of the Jewish people.

Palestine in the Time of Christ

  • Author: Edmond Stapfer
  • Translator: Annie Harwood Holmden
  • Edition: Third
  • Publisher: A. C. Armstrong and Son
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 574

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This volume is a series of Edmond Stapefer’s studies on the social and religious life of the Jewish people in the first century. In writing this text, Stapfer endeavored to provide unbiased facts and to illustrate Jesus as the son of God, rather than a natural product of history.

Edmond Stapfer (1844–1908) was a French Protestant theologian. His other works include Jesus Christ During his Ministry and Jesus Christ: His Person—His Authority—His Work.

Annie Harwood Holmden is the author of The King’s Daughters: Or, Words on Work to Educated Women, and the translator of Edmond de Pressensé’s The Early Years of Christianity: A Comprehensive History of the First Three Centuries of the Christian Church, and Contemporary Portraits.

The Religion of Israel to the Fall of the Jewish State, vol. 1

  • Author: Abraham Kuenen
  • Translator: Alfred Heath May
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate 
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 432

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This volume is part one of Kuenen’s history of the religion of Israel.

Contents:

  • Chapter I: The Religious Condition of Israel in the Eighth Century before our Era
  • Notes on Chapter I
  • Chapter II: The Earlier Fortunes of the People of Israel
  • Notes on Chapter II
  • Chapter III: The Israelitish Prophets before and during the Eighth Century B.C.
  • Note on Chapter III
  • Chapter IV: The Course of Israel’s Religious Development
  • Notes on Chapter IV
  • Chapter V: History of Israel’s Religious Development before and during the Eighth Century B.C.
  • Notes on Chapter V

Abraham Kuenen (1828–1891) was a Dutch Protestant theologian. He studied theology at the University of Leiden, where he received his doctor’s degree. In 1853, he became professor extraordinarius of theology at Leiden, and in 1855 was made full professor. His other works include National Religions and Universal Religions and The New Testament for Learners.

Alfred Heath May is the translator of the three-volume The Religion of Israel to the Fall of the Jewish State.

The Religion of Israel to the Fall of the Jewish State, vol. 2

  • Author: Abraham Kuenen
  • Translator: Alfred Heath May
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 324

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This volume is part two of Kuenen’s history of the religion of Israel.

Contents:

  • Chapter VI: The Religion of Israel to the Fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.
  • Notes on Chapter VI
  • Chapter VII: The Israelitish Exiles in Babylonia
  • Notes on Chapter VII
  • Chapter VIII: The Establishment of the Hierarchy and the Introduction of the Law
  • Note on Chapter VIII

The Religion of Israel to the Fall of the Jewish State, vol. 3

  • Author: Abraham Kuenen
  • Translator: Alfred Heath May
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 364

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This volume is part three of Kuenen’s history of the religion of Israel.

Contents:

  • Chapter IX: Judaism and Parseeism
  • Notes on Chapter IX
  • Chapter X: Judaism in Palestine under the Greek Dominion and the Asmonæn Princes
  • Notes on Chapter X
  • Chapter XI: The Jews in the Dispersion: Hellenism
  • Notes on Chapter XI
  • Chapter XII: The Last Century of the Jewish State
  • Note on Chapter XII
  • Chapter XIII: The History of Judaism after the Fall of Jerusalem
  • Note on Chapter XIII

Coins of the Jews

  • Author: Frederic W. Madden
  • Publisher: Trübner & Co. 
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 352

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This volume is a history of Jewish coinage from the eras of the Old and New Testaments. It is richly illustrated and includes appendixes dealing with weights mentioned in the Bible, money in the New Testament, counterfeit Jewish coins, and other topics.

Frederic W. Madden (1839–1904) was an assistant in the Department of Coins and Medals of the British Museum. In 1868, he resigned from this post. In 1874, Madden became Secretary and Librarian of Brighton College and was later promoted to chief librarian, a position he held until his retirement in 1902. He was also a member of the Royal Numismatic Society, and served as its secretary (1860–1868) and editor of the Numismatic Chronicle (1861–1868).

The Jews among the Greeks and Romans

  • Author: Max Radin
  • Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society of America
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 444

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In this volume, Max Radin explores the historical contact between the Jewish people, Greeks, and Romans. Radin illustrates the nature of their contact, the results, and the mutual impressions made by the three cultures.

Max Radin was John Henry Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He published more than 700 works, including Handbook of Roman Law, The Trial of Jesus of Nazareth, and Marcus Brutus

Judaism at Rome: B.C. 76 to A.D. 140

  • Author: Frederic Huidekoper
  • Publisher: D. G. Francis
  • Publication Date: 1887
  • Pages: 589

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This volume investigates the influence of Jewish culture on Roman culture from 76 B.C. to A.D. 140.

Frederic Huidekoper was professor of New Testament history at the Meadville Theological School. He is also the author of Belief of the First Three Centuries concerning Christ’s Mission to the Underworld and Indirect Testimony of History to the Genuineness of the Gospels.

History of the Jewish People: During the Maccabean and Roman Periods

  • Author: James Stevenson Riggs
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons 
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 366

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In this volume, James Stevenson Riggs investigates over 200 years of Jewish history—from the Maccabean period to the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70. Riggs wrote this work as both a history of Judaism and as a contribution to the interpretation of the Gospels.

James Stevenson Riggs is also the author of The Messages of Jesus According to the Gospel of John and Epistles to the Corinthians.

Product Details

  • Title: Classic Studies in Jewish History during the Time of Jesus
  • Volumes: 14
  • Pages: 6,240