BRIDGING THE GAP Have you ever noticed the disconnect between the Old and New Testaments? There's a big gap of time missing. Scholars estimate that there is around 400 years of history that is not recorded in Scripture. The good news is that it is recorded in other documents and it helps to bridge the gap between the Gospels. These "Silent Years" of Scripture are fascinating to study. It was during this time that the Jews went from Persian to Roman rule. Also, the religious sects of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes arise. A simple Google search will provide this information and much more. Consider spending some of your devotion or study time reading about these Silent Years and post something you discovered.