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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

INTERTESTAMENT PERIOD PAPER

A RESEARCH PAPER
SUBMITTED TO DR. BOB KENDALL
FOR NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT
OF THE MASTERS OF PASTORAL COUNSELING DEGREE
IN THE LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SEMINARY

BY
JASON MOORE

OMAHA, NE
OCTOBER 2013

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………………1
SILENCE WITHOUT SILENCE...……………………………………………………………..2
SUMMARY………………………………………………………………………………….….7

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INTRODUCTION
For many people the transition from the Old Testament to the New Testament is strange and considerably confusing. Without knowing what took place in the “silent years”, it very well can be a difficult task to make the leap from the Old Testament to the New Testament. The Old Testament world looks and sounds completely different from the world the New Testament describes, however, the same spirit inspired the writings of both canons. It must be known to the reader that the Old and New Testaments complement each other. In order to get the full understanding and the entire picture of God’s Word, you must understand them together. But, in order to understand them together, there is the time period of 400 years that are not included. This 400 year time frame plays a huge part in understanding how the two different worlds of the Old and New Testaments come together to make a comprehensive story.
The “Intertestamental Period” is a short amount of time in relativity to the rest of Biblical history, but this short time frame sets the stage for the New Testament. The period between the Old and New Testament can very well be called a transition period that introduces the “Gentile” world firmly in the Jewish culture. The Old Testament law and style of worship would never be the same, and the prophets of the Old Testament had predicted as such. This time period also encompassed the same period of the Second Temple which…...

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