Saturday, October 31, 2009

The silent period?

Protestants often call the intertestamental period The Silent Period, emphasising that the writings between the OT and NT are not to be considered Scripture.

But I had not realised that 1 Maccabees itself tells us that the intertestamental period was a silent period, where folk were waiting for a genuine prophet to arise. The article in the new Lutheran Study Bible cites 1 Macc 4:46; 9:27 and 14:41, all of which make this assertion.


Hat tip to Justin Taylor

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