Between the Covenants Worksheet
The time between the Old and the New Testaments is sometimes called the "_____ years" or the "silent years" because God did not send any prophets to His people.
Malachi, the last Old Testament prophet, lived about ____ hundred years before the time of Jesus.
During the "silent years," many events occurred that helped to set the stage for ______ coming to earth to save us from our sins.
_____ the Great ruled Palestine at the time of Jesus' birth. He gave orders to ____ all the boys in Bethlehem who were two years old and under (Matthew 2:16).
The ____ were split into three main groups: the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Essenes.
The Pharisees believed that God was the sovereign Creator, who expressed His will in _________.
They also believed in life after death and very strict adherence to the ___.
Jesus criticized the Pharisees because although they strictly followed the Law and traditions, they did not really know ___ or love people.
The Sadducees were a group of Jews who had attained positions of wealth and _________.
They believed in a very strict observance of the ___, but they did not believe in the resurrection of the ____, the immortality of the soul, or angels.
They believed that human actions were totally free; in other words, God did not _________ in them.
In Matthew 22 Jesus spoke to the _________ concerning the resurrection of the dead.
The Essenes lived in tight-knit communities near the ____ Sea. They studied and ______ Scripture.
They were concerned with ______ and a strict adherence to the Law.
God used many people and events to set the stage for the ______ of our Lord Jesus.
Memory Verse: "There were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ" (Matthew 1:17).