The Lost 500 Years: What Happened Between the Old and New Testaments

by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, S. Kent Brown

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You've studied the Old Testament. You've studied the New Testament. But what do you know about the nearly five hundred years of history between these sacred books? Now in The Lost 500 Years (a special illustrated edition of formerly titled Between the Testaments), S. Kent Brown and Richard Neitzel Holzapfel illuminate this little-understood but vital era. The book discusses such topics as:

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Apocrypha and pseudepigrapha
  • Key political, religious, and cultural groups mentioned in the New Testament
  • Jewish feasts and festivals
  • Jewish law
  • The hope for a Messiah.

Understanding this watershed period of history will set the stage for you to fully appreciate the events and teachings of the New Testament!

About the Authors

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel is an Area Authority and senior manager of the Missionary Department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and former professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU. He has a PhD in history from the University of California-Irvine.

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S. Kent Brown

Dr. S. Kent Brown is an emeritus professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University and is the former director of the BYU Jerusalem Center in Near Eastern Studies. He is the author of Mary and Elisabeth: Noble Daughters of God, as well as many other books and articles. In the world of documentary films, he was the executive producer of Journey of Faith, Journey of Faith: The New World and Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God.

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I got SO much more out my study of the Bible!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book covers the 500 years between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament, and does so in a reader-friendly summary. It has just the right blend of detail and summary, and provides interesting archeological pictures, maps and ancestry lines to enhance what is being taught. It also explains the various forms of scriptures that had emerged by the time the New Testament started, along with the different political and religious factions that were in operation. I'm glad that I picked it up and read it, and anyone wanting to take their bible studying a step further will enjoy this one.

A good one to read when studying the Bible
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Some chapters are better than others but it really filled in a lot of holes for me on the jewish history. It is worth the read.

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