7 March 1825 Birth of Alfred Edersheim, author of “The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” #otdimjh

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On This Day In Messianic Jewish History


Alfred Edersheim (March 7, 1825 – March 16, 1889) was a Jewish believer in Yeshua and a Biblical scholar known especially for his magisterial The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah which is still a most valuable resource today for understanding the Jewish background of Jesus and the Gospels.


Adapted from the ODNB

– EDERSHEIM, Rev. Dr. Alfred, born at Vienna, March 7, 1825, died at Mentone, March 16, 1889.

Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889), biblical scholar, was born in Vienna of Jewish parents on 7 March 1825. His father, Marcus Edersheim, a banker and a man of culture and wealth, had come originally from the Netherlands, and his mother was Stephanie, nee Beifuss, of a well-known Frankfurt family. Edersheim was a bright child, and as English was spoken at home he became fluent at an early age. He was educated at a local Gymnasium and also at a Hebrew school…

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