This was first published around 1902; the author is Dr. Emil Schurer, an expert in ancient languages as well as biblical scholarship. The book is an invaluable aid to researchers, scholars, and advanced Bible students. It's an incredible value for the money.
AS I study the Bible and seek to build a closer relationship with my Lord Jesus, I am constantly looking for those "gold nuggets" of information that bring light to things that the casual reader misses and these books definitely filled the bill. This was a purchase well worth the price and filled with thought provoking facts.