Book Description: The First 2000 Years by W. Cleon Skousen introduces a new treatment of an old and most important subject. Some of the perplexing questions raised in the Old Testament are answered for all time by the authoritative use of ancient and modern scripture. Some of these questions have persisted throughout the ages: Why did the Lord give Adam and Eve two seemingly contradictory commandments? Where did Cain get his wife? Why did the Lord ask Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac? What was the reason for the longevity of the early people? How did the priesthood continue on earth during the two thousand years? What significance does the City of Enoch have for present day Church members? These are only sample of questions that have been answered in a definitive way by the author. Since Elder Skousen is the father of six, he knows some of the problems that arise in the minds of young people concerning the gospel. His answers satisfy both young and old. The First 2000 Years partakes of two outstanding characteristics: (1) it is a book that students will wish to ponder and read again and again; and (2) it is a book that the casual reader will lay down after the first reading with satisfaction and understanding and a glorious confidence in God's eternal plan for man on earth.