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The Third Thousand Years

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The Third Thousand Years were ten turbulent centuries filled with pathos and drama. This is the era of the amazing life of Moses, and the flood of miracles that exceeded any other epic until the ministry of Jesus Christ. He was followed by Joshua, the great Ephraimite general who conquered Palestine, the prophets and judges Gideon, Deborah, Samson, Ruth, Eli, Samuel and ...more
Hardcover, 682 pages
Published June 7th 1964 by Bookcraft (first published June 1964)
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Dave
Mar 27, 2012 Dave rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! What a book! I really liked it. Normally, you'd think that something that is a commentary on the Old Testament to be boring and slow. This was great! I couldn't stop reading it. It takes you from the time of Abraham through Moses leading the Children of Israel out of Egypt all of the way through the Judges and to the time of King Saul.

Now, I need to go and find some more Skousen books to read.
Teri Anderson
Jun 25, 2016 Teri Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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We used this series of manuals as a supplement to our Old Testament studies this year in our homeschool. They were really helpful in giving us the historical background to the ancient world. I loved the story about the guy who was swallowed by a whale in more modern times and lived to tell the tale... that really helped us to understand what it may have been like for Jonah. Worthwhile series overall.
Rebecca
Apr 02, 2011 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I wish there were different categories for rating things...genres don't always translate over. But, that said, I LOVED this book. It literally made the Old Testament come to life for me. I understand so much more now and feel connected in a way I didn't think possible. Can't wait to read the other books he's written on this text.
Lance
Jul 31, 2008 Lance rated it really liked it
The second work by Skousen that I read was his study of the Old Testament, of which this is the second volume. This volume gets through 2 Samuel or 1 Chronicles. Like Hidden Treasures from the Book of Mormon, he treats his own theories as fact and, like the former work, it gets four stars.
Ginger
Mar 02, 2010 Ginger rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful resource for reading along with the Old Testament. It expands on the characters, setting, culture, history, and geography of the era. It's helping me understand more than ever before and makes me love the Old Testament even more.
Sheryl
Mar 03, 2008 Sheryl rated it it was amazing
Cleon Skousen can make Accounting interesting. (I hate numbers.) I would listen to anything he said. He can take the driest subject and bring it to life. I learned to love the Old Testament through Cleon's eyes.
Susan
Jul 07, 2010 Susan rated it really liked it
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Although I don't agree with a few of the things Skousen says, these books really help me understand the Old Testament.
Larene
Jun 23, 2010 Larene rated it liked it
I teach the 16-18 yr old sunday school class and this series has been a huge help to me in answering questions and understanding background info
Kim
Jul 05, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing
I enjoy reading his books and following the lives of these historical names in the Bible. Now on the the next one.
Gregory
Jul 20, 2014 Gregory rated it it was amazing
a great new testament commentary. it really brings the characters to life in an easy to read novel type format. I couldn't put this book down, I lived it.
Colleen O'grady
A fabulous and well-written book by one of our Prohpets. forgiveness is available even to the worst sinner if one seeks the Lord and repents
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W. Cleon Skousen (1913-2006) was a popular teacher, lecturer and author in the United States for over 40 years. Born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada on January 20, 1913, Dr. Skousen’s growing up years were spent in Canada, Mexico, and California.

At age 17 he was called to serve a two-year, LDS mission to Great Britain for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He later attended college at th
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