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(Excerpted from Who's Who in Christian History)
EMIL SCHÜRER (1844–1910)
German New Testament scholar
After studying at Erlangen, Berlin, Heidelberg, and Leipzig, Schürer lectured at Leipzig (1896–1878), Giessen (1878–1890), Kiel (1890–1895), and Göttingen (1895–1910). In 1876 he founded the journal Theologische Literaturzeitung and edited it for twenty–six years. He devoted his life to the study of Judaism around the beginning of the Christian era. Over the years he gradually expanded his handbook of New Testament history (1874) into a famous, massive, and standard five–volume treatise entitled A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Christ (1886–1890; English translation, 1890–1891). This monumental work covers the period from...175 B.C.–A.D. 135...from the political, social, religious, and literary viewpoints...