Elements Of Synagogue Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Synagogue worship consisted of three main elements: praise, prayer, and instruction. The earliest Christians, who were Jews, would have been familiar with this pattern, which in Christian worship gave shape to what is called the service of the Word.

Jewish scholars have helped us form a picture of the essential pattern of synagogue worship, although it must be confessed that there are some debatable matters. For the period before the destruction of the temple in a. d. 70, the New Testament...


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