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B.C. (Before Christ)
Writings of Alfred Edersheim
Alfred Edersheim (7 March 1825 - 16 March 1889) was a Jewish convert to Christianity and a Biblical scholar known especially for his book The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (1883).
Born in Vienna of Jewish parents of culture and wealth, Edersheim emigrated to Hungary where he came under the influence of John Duncan, a Free Church of Scotland chaplain to workmen engaged in constructing a bridge over the Danube. This eventually led him to study theology at New College, Edinburgh and at the University of Berlin. In 1846 he was ordained to the ministry in the Free Church of Scotland.