Building the Bible

The Intertestamental Period

How much time passed between the last events recorded in the Old Testament and the first events recorded in the New Testament?

Malachi, the final prophet to appear in the Old Testament, lived around 450 B.C.E.. The birth of Jesus at around 4 B.C.E. marks the beginning of the New Testament. So, roughly 400 years passed between the Old and New Testaments. This in-between time is known as the Intertestamental Period.


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