30 Days to Understanding the Bible – The Silence Era – We look at the years between the Old Testament and the New Testament. What were those years like? Was God silent during those years? Who came into power? We will look at things like the political sects, the religious sects, and the Messianic hope.
As we look at the silence era, we will dive into four topics of interest in this era:
- The changing guard
- Political Sects
- Religious Sects
- Messianic Hope
Some people are of the mind that God was sitting back, doing nothing during the silence era. God was finally getting around to remodeling his home or finally addressing the long list of things He wanted to do -things like addressing idolatry, poverty, maintenance of the forest, or maybe even catching up on his rest.
That couldn’t be farther from the truth because God is God. He never rests. God never tires, and just because he was silent for four hundred years doesn’t mean he checked out on the people.
What made the silence era one of the most disappointing periods were the people and their steadfast bent on self-destruction and hypocrisy.
Enter in the Messianic hope.
While some folks think God took a break from everything, I believe it was just the opposite. He continued on with His plan to prepare the world for the coming of the Messiah. This event would capture the attention of the entire Jewish world.
Our guide book, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, will take you on an educational journey that will help make the Bible come alive. Join me as we embark on a journey through the Bible. We will learn the basics of how the Bible is set up, the different eras, leading figures, and geography. This is a basic overview of the Bible as we journey through Max Anders book titled, “30 Days to understanding the Bible.”