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The Inter-testamental Period: 400 Not-So-Silent Years

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Lesson

The history found in the Old Testament comes to an end about 400 years before we take up the story of the New Testament. In between the testaments is a period often called the 400 silent years because by Jewish reckoning no prophets spoke in the land of Israel during this period. Well, it may be called silent, but as you’ll soon see, it is anything but that. Rather, it’s a dynamic period of conquest, political and religious developments, and conflict around compromising or not compromising the foundational values and traditions of Israel. It’s a period that has the feel of God setting the cultural/historical table for the coming of His Son.

Outline

  • A Review of Our Journey
  • A Summary Look at Inter-testamental Times
  • Three Keys to the Silent Years (Big-Picture Categories)
  • Silent Years Summary