Following the 400 years of silence the story recommences, as told in the New Testament. Now the very helpful diagram doesn't go into the New Testament but the story becomes a little easier to follow at this point.
God knows that His people - people now scattered over many countries
following the exiles and four hundred years of trade, travel and expansion -
need to be rescued from their sin that continues to fracture the relationship
between God and humanity. God sends a
Saviour - His Son Jesus Christ - to die on the cross taking the punishment for all
sin for all time. And so the New Testament starts with the story of that Saviour - with the
birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus.
Jesus' saving work on the cross is for all who love God. Following Jesus'
return to heaven there is a glimpse into the lives of the early Christians and
a look at the establishment of the early Christian church.
And throughout Jesus' time on earth, he promises that He'll come again. The
Bible finishes with a peek at what things will be like on that day when Jesus
comes again - both glorious and terrible - glorious for those who call on Jesus
as their Saviour and terrible for those who do not.