Edersheim's "The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah" is an informal commentary on the Four Gospels, which highlights the intellectual and religious perspectives of the people who lived during the time of Jesus. By consulting both Rabbinic Law and Talmudic writings, Edersheim paints a vivid picture of the various locations where Jesus would have walked, prayed, and preached. This is a two-volume set dating from 1891, and these volumes are bound in green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the covers and spines. Condition: the boards are moderately marked, and they also display some corner-bumping. The books’ edges, especially the top-edges, are moderately stained and discoloured. There is some marking and discolouration to both volumes’ interior pages, but in general they are clean and bright, and the bindings are fairly strong.