Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889) was born and reared in a Jewish home in Vienna. He was given a New Testament while studying medicine at the University of Pest (Budapest) and soon afterwards came to believe in Jesus as his Messiah. He held several teaching positions in the United Kingdom before settling at the University of Oxford. From 1882 until his death, he was Grinfeld Lecturer on the Septuagint. He is still considered a leading authority on Jewish life and customs in the time of Jesus. He wrote many books on a variety of topics, most famously The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah.
The Wisdom of Alfred Edersheim includes hundreds of quotations from his various works, many of which are rare and out of print. Edersheim is remembered and loved for his devotional commentary as much as for his scholarship.
""David Mishkin has brought together an excellent collection of Edersheim's writings, spanning a wide range of his wise quotations...This new resource will prove to be an excellent table from which we can feast for many years to come.""
--Barry R. Leventhal, Academic Dean and Professor, Southern Evangelical Seminary
""As a very new, teenage, Jewish believer in Jesus, challenged by the many arguments of the rabbis, I remember well my delight in discovering the writings of Alfred Edersheim. Now, almost thirty-five years later, I am delighted to see this compendium of the best of his writings, including some of his less-known works. A wonderful treasure trove of insights and truths, wisely compiled and thoughtfully selected. Despite more than a century of changes in scholarly perspectives, Edersheim's writings still shine.""
--Michael L. Brown, President, FIRE School of Ministry and author of Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus
David Mishkin teaches at Israel College of the Bible in Jerusalem. His previous book is Rabbi and Redeemer: Discovering Yeshua in the Gospel of John.