Twenty-five years ago, Dr Russell wrote Between the Testaments. Warmly welcomed by reviewers and readers alike, it soon became established as an individual introduction to the period from Malachi to Matthew, and has since been reprinted nine times. Now it is joined by this second volume, in the same format, examining topics which might have been dealt with in the first volume but were not. Its aim is to complement and supplement what was written there, focussing attention on just a few subjects which continue to be matters of interest and debate. These are: 'Cultural and Religious Developments in the Hellenistic Age', 'Sources and Scriptures', 'Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism and the New Testament', 'The Development and Meaning of Torah', 'Prayer and Mediation', 'Demonology and the Problem of Evil', 'The Secret Tradition of Jewish Apocalyptic', and 'The Future Hope'.