..... Testaments. I tried contacting about six Evangelical Bible colleges to see if any of them had an undergraduate on-line class on the period of time between the closing of Malachi and the beginning of Matthew. I was unsuccessful in all of my attempts. My "Plan B" was to order some books from Amazon on the "400 'Silent Years' Period." I chose the following three books: 1) The Four Hundred Silent Years: (From Malachi to Matthew) by Harry A. Ironside, 1914. (Most of you BB folks I'm sure are aware of the fact that whatever Bro. Ironside wrote is considered a "Classic," at least during his life span here on terra firma.) 2) Between the Testaments: Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes by Robert C. Jones, 2013. This appears to be a textbook for a class on this time period because it includes quizzes (with the answers at the end of the book). As you can see by its date, this is obviously a more contemporary work. 3) Pharisees, Scribes and Sadducees in Palestinian Society: A Sociological Approach by Anthony J. Saldarini, 1988. The author apparently focuses more on how these three groups affected "Palestinian" society rather than a strictly "Jesus vs. 'Them'" work. Have any of you BB theological giants ever read any (or all) of these three works (especially #'s 2 & 3)? If you have, what are your comments / thoughts on them? Are there any other available books (either from Amazon or elsewhere) that you recommend that cover this period of time? I was (and still am) a "History Buff" from way back when, even before my salvation in April, 1966. Now, I know that not everyone enjoys history as much as I do, but, IMHO, God's people ought to know at least something about history---and not strictly as it pertains to what God's Word addresses. (EXAMPLE: If you want to buy a "pre-owned" car, you'd probably want to know something about its history, right?) :smilewinkgrin: So..... I welcome your responses to my questions above.