The “telos” or the end of Scripture is Jesus, and the “telos” or the end of Jesus is to become numbered among the sinners. Why? Because Jesus reveals God to us, and this is what God has been doing since the very beginning. God looks violent just as Jesus looks like a criminal.
When some ask about the 400 years of silence between the Old and New Testaments, they are really asking about the years of silence in their own life. Once you learn that years of silence in Scripture does not mean God is absent, you can see that God is also at work in your life even when He seems absent or silent.
Most people find Jesus’ parables to be rather confusing. If that is you, guess what? You are on the right track to understanding Jesus’ parables. Jesus spoke in parables so that we would be confused by them so that we would come to Him for an explanation and in so doing, develop our relationship with Him.