The Third Thousand Years

By W. Cleon Skousen

Synopsis: The second in a series of three books about the the history of the world as related in the scriptures, The Third Thousand Years, as well as the volume preceeding and the subsequent volume, are veritable masterpieces that retell the story of mankind in a way that is strictly faithful to the scriptures. This volume covers the turbulent intervening years between the death of Abraham and the rise of King David. It includes very detailed information about Joseph of Egypt, Moses, and the history and struggles of Israel. It also contains explanations of the Law of Moses.

Strong Points: A fascinating read that puts things into a very interesting perspective. W. Cleon Skousen had a gift for making the Old Testament readable and interesting, even in places where it might not seem so. There are many points in the book which bring up concepts that a reader of the scriptures likely missed. The best part is that it brings the scriptures to life for the reader while staying very faithful to the scriptural text.

Weak Points: The Third Thousand Years, though interesting and well-written like the other two books, was probably the one I found to be least interesting of the three. But this, I suppose, could merely be due to my personal level of interest in the subject matter. And this is not to say that the book is boring - it is not.

Interesting: 4/5

Must Read: 2.9/5

Overall: 4.8/5


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