Publisher: Adam and Charles Black, 1897
This edition was translated from the Latin sixth century M5, the unamended text of which is published herewith, together with the text in its restored and critically emended form.
Written in Hebrew shortly after the beginning of the Christian era, this book was designed by its author to protest against the growing secularization of the Pharisaic party through its fusion with political ideals and popular Messianic beliefs. Its author, a Pharasaic Quietist, sought herein to recall his party to the old paths, which they were fast forsaking, of unobtrusive obedience to the Law. He foresaw, perhaps, the doom to which his country was hurrying under such a shortsighted and unspiritual policy. There are twelve chapters, with many footnotes.