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Between the Testaments A survey of the 400 years between the Old Testament and the New Testament that prepared the way for Jesus. (Need: Windows, flashplayer 8.0 or higher, & 23 MB of space. Most computers have flashplayers) (Click on above link to download). Below the viewing screen are buttons to go forward, backward, and exit.

If you do not have a flashplayer download one for free at Download Adobe Flashplayer 10)


Recommended that you go through Between the Testaments at the beginning and then again at the end of the course. Read through the appropriate text book below.

High School: Read 1 Maccabees.

College Level: Read through the Apocrypha. (The New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha)

Key Text Books:

The Four Centuries Between the Testaments: A Survey of Israel and the Diaspora from 336 BC to 94 AD by George E. Balla published by D. & F. Scott Publishing in 1993 (about $12.95 on High School and College text book.


Complimentary Text Books: Extra Credit

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (Paperback) by Geza Vermes published by Penguin Classics in 2004. (about $13.60 on College Text book. Read the introduction, a Biblical commentary like Habakkuk, and pick a sectarian writing like the Manual of Discipline or The War of the Sons of Light with the Sons of Darkness to read.

For more information contact Stephen Meyers at