The brief period of renewal under Josiah, inspired by the book of Deuteronomy, followed by defeat and exile. This period saw the ministry of the prophet Jeremiah in Judah, and the call and early ministry of Ezekiel in Babylon.
In his later letters, Paul reflects on the Christian life in the letters to the Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, Philemon, timothy and Titus. This section also includes 1 Peter.
The later chapters of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job reflect on the nature of wisdom, the fragility of life, and especially the meaning of suffering.
The Chronicle is the second cycle of Israel’s history, compiled in the 4th century BC and focusing on the worship of the Temple.
More of the literature of the exile, culminating in the prophecies of Isaiah of Babylon and his vision of the suffering of God’s Servant.