Alfred Edersheim (pronounced Eders-Haim) was born in Vienna in the year 1825 to Jewish parents. He grew up having Jewish education in Talmud and other areas, as well as extensive secular education. While in Pesth, Hungary, he had come to faith in the Messiah Yeshua - Jesus, through the witness of the Scottish Presbyterian chaplain, John Duncan. He followed Duncan back to Scotland and continued studying in the University of Edinburgh, as well as in other places. Amongst other Scholarly Classics he wrote there are "The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah" (1883), "The Temple: its Ministry and Services as they were in the Time of Jesus Christ" (1874), and "History of the Jewish Nation, After the Destruction of Jerusalem under Titus" (1857).
Alfred Edersheim died in France in the year 1889. May his memory be blessed.