Jewish Mysticism by Abelson is a 15 chapter work about how the Jewish concept of Mysticism, or the mysteries surrounding the Bible and spiritual things, dominated Jewish thinking until the present time.
Abrahams Chapters on Jewish Literature is a 27 chapter general history on the Judaism, and various people and events in Jewish History.
Seven volumes were written of the History of the Jewish perspective from the Jewish perspective.
This is an extensive study of Jewish social life during the time of Christ. Excellent work but long.
The Bible History, Old Testament by Alfred Edersheim was originally published 1876-1887 in seven
volumes. This electronic version of his work is from an edition that appeared in 1890 which contains
all seven volumes.
Flavius Josephus was a Jewish historian around the time of Christ and his insights into the state of affairs in Israel at the time of Christ are very important.
Alfred Edersheim was a Christian of Jewish descendent. His work reflects a profound understanding of Jewish culture. This particular work deals with the inner workings of the Temple, both the physical structure, its ministers and ministry (service). An excellent resource book for any student of Scripture.