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Introduction to the intertestamental period

Author: Raymond F Surburg
Publisher: St. Louis ; London : Concordia Publishing House, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When readers of the Bible turn its pages from Chapter 4 of Malachi to Chapter 1 of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, they pass not only from the Old to the New Testament, a fact of which they are well aware, but they also pass over a number of centuries, a truth to which most readers give little thought. Between Malachi and the appearance of John the Baptist there is an interlude of about four centuries. Certain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond F Surburg
ISBN: 0570032377 9780570032373
OCLC Number: 1175303
Description: 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one : The historical background. Introduction --
The Jews under Persian rule --
The Jews and Alexander the Great --
The Ptolemies and the Jews --
The Jews under the Seleucids --
The Jews under the Maccabees --
The Jews under the Hasmoneans --
The Jews under the Romans (63 B.C.-A.D. 135) --
Part two : The religious background. The religious sects of Judaism --
Theological teachings of the intertestamental period --
Part three : Jewish literature of the intertestamental period. The translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into Greek --
The literature from the Dead Sea caves --
The Apocrypha --
The individual books of the Apocrypha --
Introduction to the pseudepigraphical literature --
The individual pseudepigrapha --
Philo and his writings --
Josephus and his writings.
Responsibility: Raymond F. Surburg.

Abstract:

When readers of the Bible turn its pages from Chapter 4 of Malachi to Chapter 1 of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, they pass not only from the Old to the New Testament, a fact of which they are well aware, but they also pass over a number of centuries, a truth to which most readers give little thought. Between Malachi and the appearance of John the Baptist there is an interlude of about four centuries. Certain scholars in the past have characterized these centuries as the "silent centuries," and have relegated them to oblivion, not considering them of much significance for Jewish history or for an understanding of the history and theology of the New Testament. In a larger sense than is often realized, these centuries are the key for the understanding and adequate comprehension of the life and literature of the New Testament. While the setting for both the Old and New Testaments is the Mediterranean world, yet the intellectual, social, and religious backgrounds of both Testaments is different. The fact is that the atmosphere in which the New Testament is written is in large part the product of the period between the Testaments, and no amount of study of the Old Testament can solely explain it. On the other hand, no survey of the life of the Roman era is able to give the biblical reader explanations of many New Testament phrases and ideas. - Introduction.

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