You've studied the Old Testament. You've studied the New Testament. But what do you know about the five hundred years between these sacred books? In Between the Testaments: From Malachi to Matthew, Latter-day Saint scholars S. Kent Brown and Richard Neitzel Holzapfel illuminate this little-understood era. The authors discuss such fascinating topics as:
the Dead Sea Scrolls
apocrypha and pseudepigrapha
the Hellenization of the ancient world
Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, and Zealots
feasts and festivals
the hope for a Messiah
and much more to help you understand the full sweep of the history of the house of Israel. The authors note, 'We hope that Between the Testaments will help readers make the Old and New Testaments into one continuous story – from Genesis to Revelation – instead of two stories separated by deep chasms of history, culture, and doctrine.'