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Between the Testaments

Between the Testaments - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0800618568

Cover of Between the Testaments  2ND 65 (ISBN 978-0800618568)
ISBN13: 978-0800618568
ISBN10: 0800618564
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 65
Publisher: Fortress Publishers
Published: 1965
International: No

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Between the Testaments - 2ND 65 edition

ISBN13: 978-0800618568

D. S. Russell

ISBN13: 978-0800618568
ISBN10: 0800618564
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 65
Publisher: Fortress Publishers

Published: 1965
International: No
Summary

In most Bibles the period between the Old and the New Testaments is represented by a single blank page which, perhaps, has symbolic significance. 'From Malachi to Matthew' has for long remained vague and unfamiliar to many readers of the Scriptures. Many mysteries remain, but in recent times much light has been cast on this whole period. Exciting new insights have been provided by the writings of numbers of scholars and by some remarkable archaeological discoveries. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls caught the popular imagination and engaged the attention of worldwide scholarship. In this small volume an attempt is made to review these years in the light of recent study and discoveries and in particular to assess the religious contribution made by that rather strange company of men known as 'the apocalyptists'. The purpose of this book is selective rather than exhaustive, indicating the part which the apocalyptists had to play within the religious development of Judaism and in the preparation of men's minds for the coming of Christianity.

Author Bio

Russell, D. S. :

D. S. Russell is author of Apocalyptic: Ancient and Modern, From Early Judaism to Early Church, and Introduction to the Pseudepigrapha, all published by Fortress Press.

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