A History of New Testament Times in Palestine, 175 B.C.-70 A.D

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CHAPTER XIII
THE MESSIANIC HOPE AND JESUS THE MESSIAH 1

IT is thus not difficult to picture the outer aspects of Jewish life in Palestine during the first half century of our era. Even if we disregard the cosmopolitan elements suggested by the Dispersion, it was no primitive society that filled Judea and the two tetrarchies. Cities crowded upon cities, bringing Jew and Greek together. Every nook and cranny of tillable ground bore its crop. The hills, whose thin soil made agriculture impossible, were covered with flocks; the Sea of Galilee was alive with fishing boats. Political agitation had been limited to "robbers" and the incipient party of the Zealots; while the tribes on the border, though occasionally defeating some native prince, did not venture seriously to disturb the Roman peace.

General character of Jewish life.

But the inner life of the people is not so easily grasped, for in most particulars it is as foreign to a Christian civilisation as to the men of Rome.2 Two contradictory dangers especially confront the student

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General References: Schürer, The Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ, Div. II. II. 154-187; Wendt, The Teaching of Jesus, I. 33-89; II. 122-183; Graetz, History of the Jews, II. 140-174; Edersheim, Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, I. 160-179; Sanday, article "Jesus Christ" in Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible.
2
See, for instance, Horace, Satires, 1:4, 142 sq.; Persius, Satires, 5:178-184; Juvenal, Satires, 3:12-16; 14:96-106; Josephus, Ag. Apion.

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