As the title indicates, the historical period in the life of Israel extends from the cessation of Old Testament prophecy to the beginning of the Christian era.
IS THE Apocrypha of God or of men? Is it part of “All scripture is inspired by God” and writings from “men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God”? Or does it apply to the “philosophy and empty deception in accordance with human tradition, in accordance with the elementary principles of the world, rather than in accordance with Christ,” against which the apostle Paul warned Christians? What is the truth? - 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; Col. 2:8.
A remarkable priestly family of Modin, in Judea, also called Hasmoneans or Maccabees. They belonged to that portion of the Jewish nation which under all trials and temptations remained loyal to Jehovah, even when the national life and religion seemed at their lowest ebb, and they succeeded, for a while at least, in restoring the name and fame of Israel.