« PreviousContinue »
PICTURE OF JUDAISM,
IN THE CENTURY WHICH PRECEDED THE ADVENT OF OUR SAVIOUR.
(Gerhard ) fris dress cod.makamu)
TRANSLATED PROM THE GERMAN OF
REVISED AND ABRIDGED
BY BARON STOW,
" Salvation is of the Jews."
NARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
1882, Nov. 27, Gift of W 1 Tillinghast,
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1835,
By William D. TICKNOR, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
All that the Editor knows of either the Author or the Translator of the following work, is ascertained from the title-page : “ Translated from the German of Frederick Strauss." With the work itself he is familiar, having done what he believes to be uncommon in the case of fictitious narrative read it the third and even the fourth time with increasing interest. Of this fact no Christian reader will require an explanation.
The design of the work is to exhibit “ a picture of the Jewish people, in which their ecclesiastical . and civil constitution, their social and domestic life are represented, as they existed at the time when the advent of the Messiah was near at hand.”
The plan may be best described in the author's own words:
“ A young Jew, who had been enamoured of the prevailing Grecian philosophy, has returned to the observance of the law of his fathers, at one of those important crises in life which decide the character of succeeding periods. Bent on the fulfilment of the law, which he believes it impossible to accomplish any where but in