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