I ask this question, because, as you may already know, I am shaking my beliefs to the very core, to it's very foundation, iow, it's like I am laying my fleece out. Heaven was silent for ~400 years from Malachi to John the Baptist. I am thinking that a biblical generation was 40 years. If so, then ~10 generations of Israelites didn't hear from God. If a biblical generation was 20 years, then that's ~20 generations that didn't hear from God. Now, here's three questions: 1) Was any of the Israelites during this silent time saved? 2) If so, how? 3) If not, how come?