400 Years – the gap between Malachi and Jesus

The closing of the book of Malachi ends what we call the Old Testament, and starts a 400 year period of Divine silence in Bible history which ended with the arrival of Jesus on earth.

This ‘gap’ was from about 420BC to about 7BC and is noteworthy for no messages from God to any of the restored people of Israel.

God was fulfilling prophecy and counting down to the time when Jesus would arrive on this earth.

Jesus’ arrival opens for us the New Testament and its first book, the Gospel of Matthew.

The Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible started about 284 B.C. It was called the Septuagint, which means 70.

A number of other major things happened – see 400 year gap between Malachi and Jesus.

Both Daniel, Daniel 11:36-45, and Malachi, Malachi 3:1-5, made comments on this 400 year period in History of Israel. They both lived before the events and each spoke about the coming of Jesus to earth as a baby.

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