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A REVISED CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY OF BIBLE HISTORY FROM THE CREATION

OF THE WORLD TO THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM.*

THE PRINCIPAL EPOCHS FROM THE CREATION TO THE ENTRANCE INTO CANAAN, ACCORDING TO

THE DATES GIVEN BY USHER AND BY HALES.

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Before

Year o

the
Christ

World
2233 1771 Dispersion of mankind (Usher)
2217 1787 Birth of Reu

Dispersion

of mankind (Hales) 3554 2186 1819

Birth of Serug 2155 1849 Birth of Nabor 2126 1878 Birth of Terah 1998

Death of Noah (Usher)
1996

Birth of Abram.
1921 2083 Abram arrives in Canaan
1896 2108

Birth of Isaac
18.56 2168 Birth of Jacob and Esau

1983
1728 2276 Joseph goes to Fgypt

1883
1706 2298 Jacob and all his family go to
1689 2315 Death of Jacob... (Lept 1846
1635 2369

Death of Joseph
1571 2433 Birth of Moses.
1491 2513 The EXODIS
1451 2563 Death of Moses: Entrance of

Israel into Canaan

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TEARS
B. C

1429

1169 1129 1099 1058 1050

1017

1014

1007

977

977

CONTEMPORANEOL'S PERSONS AND EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE ISRAELITES.

EVENTS IN HEATHEN COC NTRIES
JOSHUA dies. From that time till 1169, OTHNIEL, EHUD, DEBORAHCHUBAN, king of Mesopotamia ; Felos,
and BARAK, GIDEON. ABIMELECH, TOLA, JAIR, JEPRTHAH, king of Moab; Jasis, king of Cae
IBZAX, ELON, ABDON, SAMSON.

naan, &c.
ELI.
SAMUEL
SAUL

NAHASH, king of Ammon.
DAVID reigns at Hebron; and Ish-BOSHETA at Mahanaim.
David reigns at Jerusalem over all Israel

HIRAM I. (Abibalh), king of Tyre:
Prophets Nathan and Gad.

HADADEZER of Aram-zobah: Ior of David brings up the ark, and places it in Zion;

Hamath; Hasts of Ammon extends his kingdom from Egypt to the Euphrates. SOLOMON succeeds.

PsixACHES in Egypt; HADAD IN Prophet Nathan.

GENCBATH in Edom ©: Razos in

Damascus
Commencement of the building of the temple.

HIRAX of Tyre; PSECENIE II. in

Egypt.
Completion of the temple; and beginning of the palace-building.
Prophet Ahijah.
Solomon dies. Division of the kingdom.

SESONCHIS (Shishak) in Egit, first

king of the 22nd dynasty.
Kingdom of Judah.

Kingdom of Israel.
REHOBOAN (reigns 17 years). JEROBOAM (reigns 22 years).
Prophet Shemaiah.

Prophet Ahijah.
Jerusalem plundered by

Shishak
ABIJAH, or ABIJAM (3 years).

TABRImmos in Damascuas.
War between Judah and

Israel.
ASA (41 years).
966 NADAB (2 years).

ZERAN (Osorkon II.) in Fopt
Victory over Zerah.
954 BAASHA (24 years).

BEN-HADAD I. in Damascus.

Prophet Jehu.
Repulse of

Baasha by the aid of... the Syrians under Ben-hadad.
Prophets Azariah and Ha 930 ELAI (2 years).
nani.

931

ZIMRI. Civil war (4 years).
929 ONRI alone (6 years).
926 Samaria made the capital.
918 AHAB (22 years)

marries JEZEBEL, daughter
of.

ETABAAL (Itobal) of Tyre and Sion
JEROSH APHAT (25 years)
fights in alliance with ......, Ahab unsuccessfully against BEN-BADAD II. of Damascus
conquers Ammon and Moab; Prophets Elijah and Mi-

973 959

956 943

916

900

caiah.
897 AHAZTAH (2 years).

Revolt of Moab.
896 JEHORAX, or JORAM (12

years). fights in alliance with

Jehoram against

Moab
Prophets Jchu, Jahaziel, and
Eliezer.

• By Dermission of J. Gurney, Esq. Revised (with an Introduction and additional Table) by the Rev. S. G. Green, D.D.

CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY OF BIBLE HISTORY.

TRARS

C.

EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OP TUE ISRAELITES,

CONTEMPORANEOUS PER OXS AND BYRNTS

IN HEATHEN COUNTRIES

892

885

JEUORAM (8 years) ; having

previously married Athaliah,

daughter of
Edom revolts.
ANAZIAH (1 year)

tights in alliance with..
Ahaziah and
ATRALIALL'S usurpation (6

years).
JEHOASA, or Joasa (40 years).

884

878

856

Repairing of the temple.
Gath taken, Jerusalem threat-

ened,

Ahab.
Prophet Elisha,
Joram unsuccessfully
gainst

HAZAEL of Damascus.
Joram killed by Jebu.
884 JEHO (28 years).

The country east of Jordan
conquered by

Hazael
Prophet Jonan.

Prophet jod (?).
856 JEHOA HAZ (17 yearg).
817 and Israel greatly reduced
by

Hazael.

Close of the 22nd dynasty in Egypt. 839 JENOASA (16 years)

deteats the Syrians three
times under

BEN-HADAD III. of Damascus.
Jehoash, who enters Je-

rusalem.
823 JEROBOAN II. (41 years); restores the boundary of Israel, by war

with the Syrians. Prophet Amos.

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Israel and the.

752 Founding of Rome.

NABOXASSAR in Babylon.
Syrians under REZIN.
Assyrians under TIGLATI-

PILESER II.
Era of Nabonassar,

becomes dependent on As- Many of the people trans-
syria .

ported to Prophet Oded.

740 Interregnum (9 years).
730 HOSHBA (9 years) tributary

to the

attempts to free himself HEZEKIAH (29 years)

by an alliance with
conquers the Philistines,

723 Samaria besieged by.
721

Samaria taken by
Israel led captive into
The land peopled by Assyrian

colonists. 2* Embassy to Hezekiah from

The surviving kingdom of Judah invaded by
Destruction of the Assyrian army..........
MANASSRII (55 years).
More Assyrian colonists are sent into the land of Israel
ANON (2 years). Prophet Nahum.

Assyria
734 Syracuse founded.

Assyrians.
So. king of Egypt (Shebek I.),

first king of the 25th dynasty.
SHALAAYESER IV. of Assyria.
SARGON.
Assyria.

MERODACH-BALADAN in Baby.

lon. SEXXACHERTB. TIRHARAH Tearkon of Egypt;

war with Sennacherib,

JOSIAH (31 years).
Prophets Jeremiah and Zephaniah.

ESAR-HADDON.

Egypt subject to Assyria. 664 PSAVNETICHUS in Egypt, Erst

king of the 26th dynasty 633 CYAXARES, the Median king. 630 Egypt regains independence. 625 NABOPOL ASSAR independent in

Babylon

Fall of Nineveh.
610 Necho reigns in Egypt.
610 Eclipse of Thales.

Josiah falls in battle against Necho, king of Egypt. JEHOANAZ (3

months). JEHOIAKIN (11 years). Judah made tributary by Nebuchadnezzar. Date usually fixed for

commencement of the seventy years' subjection to Babylon.

Prophet Habakkuk.
JEHOIACHIN (3 months). Jerusalem taken by the Chaldeans.

Jehoiachin in exile.

605 Necho defeated at Carchemish,

by Nebuchadnezzar. 604 NEBUCHADNEZZAR, king of Baby

lon, 595 HOPARA (A pries), king of Egypt.

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509 Rome's first treaty oth

thage. 490 Battle of Maratha 486 Egypt revolts froze Pestis, al

is reconquera 486 480 Battles of Therexaga ei

Salarnis. 479 Battle of Platea; si

Mycale.

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457

7th year, return from Greece.

ESTHER made queen
12th year, Haman's plot and

death
Feast of Purim established
ARTAXERXES I. or LONGINANUS

(Artaxerxes of Ezra vii.)
Return of second large com-

pany of Jews to Jerusalem, un-
der Ezra, with a commission
from

the king of Persia.
Nehemiah, at Jerusalem, go-

vernor for twelve years, till the
year 432.

XERXES II. (45 days)

SOG DIANUS (6 months)
The Prophet Malachi concludes DARIUS II. (Nothus).

the Old Testament Scriptures.
Manasseh the priest builds a tem- ARTAXERXES II. (Mnemon)

on Mount Gerizim.
Jeshua killed in the temple by Battle of Cunaxa.........

his brother Johanan, the high
priest.

ARTAXERXES III. (Ochus)
ARSES (or AROGUS)
DARIUS III. (Codomannus)

defeated by
Jaddua the high priest averts again...

Alexander's anger" from Jeru-
salem.

and again
Death of Alexander

Herodotus the historias 431 Peloponnesian was begins 425 424 Socrates, Xenorbos, D

cydides at Athens 405 DIOSTsits in Sicils.

409

366

401

359
312 1st Samnite sar.
338 Battle of Charees

PHILIP of Macedon apps 336 general of the Greeks

ALEXANDER fucceeds Fus 334 Alexander at Granicos; 333 at Issus;

332

331 at Arbela
326 2nd Samnite rir.
323

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Birth of Christ (see above).
Death of HEROD. (B.C. 4.)

ArGUSTUS Emperor of

Rome.
His return from Egypt. (B.C. 3.)

ARCEELAUS in Judæa, Samaria

and Idumæa : HEROD ANTIPAS
in Galilee and Perua: and
PHILIP in Auranitis, Tracho-

nitis, Paneas and Batanea.
Archelaus deposed, and Judæa

made a Roman province..
His visit to the Temple at twelve CYRENICS (Quirinus) Governor of
years of age.

Syria completes the registration,
or "taxing."

Revolt of "Judus of Galilee".
For subsequent events in our COPONIUS Procurator of Judæa.

Lord's lite, see Chronological MARCUS AMBIVIUS Procurator......
Table oj' the Gospel History.

TIBERIUS colleague of Au

gustus ANNIS Rurus Procurator (about) VALERIUS GRATUS Procurator. ......

Augustus dies, TIBERIUS Suc

ceeds.
PONTIUS PILATB Procurator.......
His Crucifixion and Ascension.
Descent of the Holy Spirit at

Pentecost.
Martyrdom of Stephen.

MARCELLUS Procurator.
Conversion of Saul.

Pilate sent to Rome by the Prefect

of Syria.

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CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY OF BIBLE HISTORY.

A D.

SCRIPTURE HISTORY.

EVENTS IN PALESTINE

COMEXPORANEOUS ETESTS
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MARYLLUS appointed Hipparch...... CALIGULA Emperor.
Saul's escape from Damascus, and
visit to Jerusalem,

HEROD AGRIPPA I. king of Judæa 'Invasion of Britain by Aulas
and Samaria.

1 Plautius

CLAUDIUS Emperor.
Admission of Cornelius into the

Church
James beheaded and Peter deli-
vered.

HEROD AGRIPPA I. dies at Cæsarea
Paul's second visit to Jerusalem,

with alms from the church at
Antioch.

War in Britain, 43–61.
Paul is set apart as an Apostle. Crspits Fadus Procurator.
His first missionary journey, oc- TIBERIUS ALEXANDER Procurator.
cupying about a year.

VENTIDIUS CUMANUS Procurator...
His third visit to Jerusalem, re-
specting the obligations of the
Mosaic Law on Gentile con-
verts.
Paul sets out on his second mis-

Caractacus sent prisoner to sionary journey, occupying rather

Rome.
more than 3 years, and including ANTONIUS Felix Procurator.

his fourth visit to Jerusalem. The Tetrarchy of Trachonitis given Decree of Claudius band-
He enters Europe
to AGRIPPA IL

ing the Jews from Rotne Paul writes 1 and 2 Epistles to the

Thessalonians from Corinth.
begins his third missionary jour-

ney, occupying about four
years.

NERO Emperor....
writes to the Galatians (?) from Rerolt of the Sicarii, headed by an
Ephesus.

Egyptian (Acts xxi. 38)
writes to the Corinthians, Epistle

1 from Ephesus; Epistle 2 from

Macedonia
writes to the Romans from

Corinth.
He visits (the fifth time) Jerusa-

lem; is apprehended, brought
before Felix,

and imprisoned at
Cæsarea
appears before Festus; and is Porcits Festus Procurator..

sent to Italy. arrives a prisoner at Rome. Embassy from Jerusalem to Rome War with Boadicea in Britain James writes his Epistle Paul writes to the Ephesians,

respecting the wall.
Colossians, Philemon, Philip-
pians, and Hebreus (?) from

Rome.
Paul is supposed to have been ALBINUS Procurator.

released (?) Jude writes his Epistle (?). Gessits Florts Procurator. Great fire at Rome, first Peter writes his Epistles (?).

persecution of the Ciris

tians.
Beginning of the great war between

the Romans and Jews.
Paul writes 1 Epistle to Timothy VESPASIAN General in Palestine..
and Epistle to Titus ?

GALBA Emperor
writes 2 Epistle to Timothy (?).

OTRO and VITELLITS Em

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68

60

61 61

64

67

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perons
Paul's martyrdom (?).

VESPASIAS Emperor
Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus.

Tits Emperor.
DOMITIAN Emperor,

Persecution of Christians
John writes his Epistles (?).

NERVA Emperor
his Gospel (°).
the Apocalypse (?).

TRAJAx Emperor.

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NOTE.-In the first part of the above Tables, com- perfect exactness can be asserted, there are so many prising the principal epochs in the Pentateuch, the dates checks upon any serious mistake as to give a reasonale assigned by Usher and Hales respectively are given in sepa- degree of probability to the general line of the chroding rate columns; Usher following in the main the present It will be observed that no dates of contemporary events Hebrew text, and Hales the Septuagint. After the en in heathen countries are given before the first Olympiai trance upon Canaan, the dates given in the Tables differ B. C. 776: secular chronology before that er being us from both systems, and are the result of careful compu- certain. And some of the later dates which appear in tation, together with a comparison of the best authori- the Table have been placed there, according to the usual ties. Although it must be admitted that in the earlier chronology, without reference to the questions which parts of the history there are few instances in which have been raised as to the events themselves

The dates marked have been corrected in accordance with the Assyrian inscriptions - At p. 77. obserre, that 2 Kings xx. i Isa. xxviii-ix.) precedes chronologically 2 Kings xviii. 13-xir. 37 (= Isa Isuri-rii) by about E years. An error has by some means crept into 2 Kings xviii. 13, the real date being Hezekiah's 7th year.DEITE

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