Between the Testaments: From Malachi to Matthew (Bookshelf eBook)(edit)
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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
Published: October 2002
About the Authors
S. Kent Brown has taught at BYU since 1971, and served as director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies from 1993-1996. He is also a member of the Board of Editors for the Encyclopedia of Mormonism.
Richard Neitzel Holzapfel is a professor of Church history and doctrine and publication director for the Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University. He received a B.A. from BYU, completed graduate studies in Jewish history at Hebrew Union College, and earned a Ph.D. in ancient history at the University of California, Irvine. He has published many articles and essays on LDS and ancient history in academic and Church-oriented publications. He is the author or co-author of several books and articles, including Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament and, most recently, Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament. He and his wife, Jeni Broberg Holzapfel, have five children and two grandchildren and reside in Springville, Utah.
Great book on a neglected but important topic
by Dave - reviewed on November 14, 2002
Brown and Holzapfel have done a valuable service to the LDS audience by pulling together information from a wide variety of sources and adding their own insights and perspective to a topic seldom discussed in the Church, though important to our understanding of the Bible. I especially appreciate their scene-setting vignettes at the beginning of each chapter and the great further reading lists at the end. There are no pictures or charts, surprising for a Holzapfel book and which would have been welcome, such as with the Dead Sea Scrolls or Feasts and Festivals chapters. But the maps are useful and the text is very well-written and a pleasure to read. Thanks to these two fine scholars for a great piece of work.