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(without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Excerpt: ... SOME TYPES
OF JUDAISM IN THE TIMES OF JESUS. By Professor J. S. Riggs, D.D.,
Auburn Theological Seminary, Auburn, N. Y. No Life can be fully
estimated apart from its surroundings. The forces with which or
against which a man has to work are an essential part of his
life-history. In knowing them we can more adequately know him, as
we study his unfolding experience. The life of Jesus is not, in
this respect, exceptional. While he was and is the Savior for all
times, he was no less a man of a particular time. A full knowledge
of that particular time is needful to an adequate, accurate
interpretation of him. Jesus was born and grew up in the rqidst of
a Judaism whose varying types -- the results of its historical
development---confronted him with ideals and aims with which he had
to reckon. Because he was a teacher of religion, and every phase of
Jewish life was determined by religious interests, his public
ministry was from first to last amid the wondering, questioning,
doubting, antagonizing representatives of those interests with
which he would not be identified. A brief study of some of its
types will reveal, not only the varied forms of Judaism, but also
the spiritual, vital character of the Master's doctrine. The two
essentials of the Judaism of Christ's day were the law and the
Messianic hope. It is in its attitude toward one or both of these
that each type has its defining characteristics. Pharisaism
emphasizes both; Sadduceeism, only one. Essenism emphasizes one,
and by over-emphasis becomes an exaggerated Pharisaism. Hellenism
according to its strength measured its interest in each. The
Zealots, while holding to the one, so threw their impatient
energies into the realization of the other that they were willing
to wreck the nation. Here and there an earnest soul saw the
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