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before Chrif. chadnezzar, or rather by continuing in an open
Christ. Cyrus having given the Kingdom of Babylon to Jerem, 599. rebellion (as his fathers had done) against God,
Darius the Mede, reserving some Palaces in the city L, LI. brought upon Jerusalem, and the whole Nation of
The Ba- for himself, he returns through Media into Persia. Dan. V. the Jews, those long deserved calamities which God
bylonian Daniels greatness raising envy in some principal 31. has lo often fore-warned chem of by his Prophets; 2 Kings Empire.
Courtiers and Officers, these contrive his ruin; but Ví. 6. for in the latter end of the eleventh year of Ze XXV.
finding nothing in his management of affairs, wheredekiah, Jerusalem, after a long liege, is taken by Jer. I. 3.
of to accuse him, they resolve to order matters Nebuchadnezzar, and his Chaldeans enter it. Zede- XXXIX.
so, that Daniels piery towards God fhall bəcome an kiah flies away by night, but being pursued, is taken, LII.
offence worthy of death. They move the King to and brought prisoner to Riblah, Nebuchadnezzars
make a Decree, that for 30 days no Petition shall head quarters, there having first seen his children
be made to any God or Man, but to himself only. Naughtered before his eyes, he has afterwards those
Which Decree Daniel breaks by making Supplicaeyes put out, and being loaden with chains, is car
tion to his God, and is for doing so, cast into a den ried away captive to Babylon. About a month af
of lions; but being found to have received no hurc ter the taking of the city, Nebuzaradan, captain of
there, Darius commands che Conspirators to be cast the guard, sent by Nebuchadnezzar, makes his entry
into the same den, who are presently devoured, and into it, fets fire to the Temple, the King's Palace,
the King publisheth a Decree, that all Persons throughand some Noblemens houses, and so layech the
out his Dominions fhall reverence and fear the God whole city in alhes ; the Walls of Jerusalem being
of Daniel. razed to the ground, all that were left in the city,
Toward the end of the first year of the reign of IX and chose that a little before had fallen to the Chal
Darius the Mede, to be reckoned from the fubverdeans, with what treasure he can find, doch Nebu
sion of the Babylonish Empire, begins the 70th year zaradan carry with him into Rabylon.
of the captivity of the Jews, which by Jeremiahs Jerem, and thus was Judah carried out of her own land, LII. 27.
Prophecy was to be the last year of their calamity: xxix. 468 years after David began to reign over it ; 388 2 Kings
Upon confideration of which time so near at hand, years after the falling off of the ten Tribes, and 1 34 XXV. 21.
Daniel pours our most fervent prayers to God for Dan. ix. years after the destruction of the kingdom of Israel,
the remission of his own sins, and those of his peoObadiah the Prophec denounceth Gods Judgments
ple; and for that promised deliverance out of their against the Edomites, who now infult over the ca- Jerem.
captivity. To whom the Angel Gabriel brings an lamity of the Jews. The same do Jeremy and E- XLIX. 7.
answer not only of this, but also of the spiritual de zekiel, and the author of the 79th and 137th Psalms, Ezekiel
liverance of the Church by the death of the Messiah; who wrote all about the same time.
uttering that memorable Prophecy of the Seventy
weeks. The Sixsh Age of the World.
- Cyrus, his father Cambysus, and his father-in-law The Persian Cyaxares both dying, Perha falls to him by inheriEmpire
tance, and Media by contract of marriage, and so The BaEgypt, and his conquest of Judea, and other 29, 33.
he is possessed of the whole Eastern Empire; from bylonian dings, falls distracted, and is driven from the socieCountries, and boasting the magnificence of his buil
which time, both Xenophon (Inftit. lib. 8.) reckons
the seven year of his reign, and the Holy Scripture, Empire. ty of men.
out of the Records of the Medes and Persians, reck562. After seven years spent among the beasts of the 34
ons this his firft year, for it reachech us, that in this field, his understanding returning to him, he humbly
year came forth that renowned Ediet of his, Thus acknowledgech the power of God, and his goodness
faith Cyrus King of Persia, the Lord God of Heaven Ezra I.2 towards him ; and is restored to his kingdom. ' A
hath given me all the Kingdoms of the Earth, and hath few days after he dies, having reigned about 20
charged me to build him an House at Jerusalem, months together with his father, and 43 years by
which is in Judah, &c. At which time the 70 himself.
years of the Babylonish captivity being expired (as Evilmerodach, his son, fucceeds him in the 37th 2 Kings
was foretold by Isaiah and Jeremiah, the former Irai. year of the captivity of Jehoiachin or Jeconiah, who XXV. 27.
making mention of Cyrus by name) he gives leave XLIV.28. presently gives order for the enlargement of Jeho- Jer.LIÍ.
to all the Jews dwelling in all parts of his Domini
XLV. iachin, and two days after changeth his prisoncloches, fets him above all the Princes of his Court,
ons, to return into their own country, and com
mands them immediately to fall in hand with reand causeth him to eat at his own cable. Jehoia
building of the Temple.
He restoreth all the vessels of the House of God,
which Nebuchadnezzar had brought from thence;
and contributes towards the building. ped his Throne, succeeds in the Kingdom of Baby;
The Jews therefore return into their own Coun- Ezra I. lon. In the first year of this Kings reign, Daniel
try; the poorer fort having allowance made them
si 6. has che Vision of the four Beasts, signifying the four
to defray their charges upon the way. The numMonarchies of the World, and of God, delivering
ber of the children of the Province, or Hebrews
11. over all power and fovereignty to the Son of man.
born in Chaldea, which with their captain Zerub- Nehem. 553. In the third year of Belihazzar, Daniel receives VIII. I.
babel, and their High-priest Jeshua, return out of
VII. the Vision of the Ram and He-goat, betokening the
captivity, is 42 360, besides Profelytes, Man-servants destruction of the Persian Monarchy, and the great
and Maid-servants, to the number of 7337.. Now misery which Antiochus fould bring upon the
the particular Sums of Extra's catalogue being caft People of God.
up, amount only to 29818 ; and those in ne538. This year Belshazzar makes a great feast for all
hemiahs account make but 31031, both which his Nobles, and causerh to be brought forth all the
come far short of that universal sum of 42 360, vefsels of the house of the Lord which Nebuchad
which at the bottom of each catalogue is said to be nezzar his grandfather had brought away from Je Jerem.
the number of the whole Congregation. Wherefore rusalem, to the glory of his idols, and dishonour of XXVII.7.
the Hebrews in the 29th chapter of their great the true God. In the midft of all this jolity, a hand
Chronicle, tell us, that to complete the full Sum of appears writing on the wall of the room, in which
42360, we must cast in those of the other ten Trithe King and his numerous guests for drinking, The Dan. Vi
bes of Israel, who came up out of captivity with King greatly terrified hereat, fends for his Chaldean
the Jews. For even till the last extirpation of the A Ets Aftrologers and Wizards, and commands them to
Jewish state, there remained some reliques of the XXVI. %. read the writing, and give him the interpretation
other ren Tribes, not only in the difperfion, and at Lam. I.i. of it, but they not being able to do either, Daniel
Jerusalem, and other cities of Judah; but also of Luke II. is sent for, who reads the writing, and gives the
chose who kept still in their own seats; for Shal 36 King the interpretation of it; whereupon Daniel is
maneser swept not away all out of the whole ten 2 Chron, publicky proclamed the third man in the Kingdom.
Tribes, but left a remnant of them in their own XI. 26, The same night Belshazzar is Nain, Babylon raken Isai. XIN:
Country, who were afterwards, together with the by Cyrus, and the Empire tranNates' to 'the Medes Hab. II.
Jews, Benjamites, and Levites, carried away by and Perfians, as had been sundry - recold by Jer. XXV.
Nebuchadnezzar irto Babylon, and are now dismis the Prophets.
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before Chrift, In the second year after their return from Baby- Ezra III. Christ. the last Darius, but of Darius Nothus, who now Nchem, 535. lon, in the second month, they appoint Levites to
reigns in Persia; the full History of Nehemiah en- XIII. 6. The Persian oversee the work of the House of God, and lay the
The Persian ding with the time of Artaxerxes Longimanus, father Empire. foundation of the Temple; the old men lamenting,
Empire of this Darius Nothus. who 53 years betore had seen the old Temple stand
Hitherto (faith Eusebius in his Chronicle to the ing, and the younger sort rejoycing to see the new
32d year of Artaxerxes) the divine Scripture of the one going up..
Hebrews contain the Annals of the times : But those 534 The Samaritans, by the means of certain Courtiers IV. s,
things which were done among them afterwards, about Cyrus, whom they had brided for that pur
we must deliver out of the Books of the Maccabees, pose, disturb the Jews in their work of the Temple,
and out of the Writings of Josephus, who have de529. In the beginning of the reign of Artaxerxes(called
livered a general History of the Jewish affairs from in prophane story Cambyses) the Samaritans, who
thence down to the times of the Romans.
That Malachithe last of the Prophets was contem-
porary with Nehemiab, appears from hence, That
he no where exhorts the People to the building of and present it to the King who presently forbids the
the Temple, as Haggai and Zachary did ; but the Jews to proceed in the building,
Temple being now built, he reproves those disorders szo. In the second year of King Darius Hystaspes (the V r.
which Nehemiah at his second return with a new XIII. same with Ahasuerus) Zerubbabel and Jeshua inci
commission from Babylon, faith he found in his abted by the Prophets Haggai and Zechariah, set for
sence to have crepe in among the Jews; as marriage ward the building of the Temple.
with strange women, withholding of tithes, and abules Haggai prophesiech, that the glory of this second Hagg. II.
in the worship of God. And because a succession
exhorreth the people constantly to adhere to the law the blefled Messiah Pall one day honour it with his
of Moses, till Christ the chief Prophet should appear; Luke i. presence, and from thence propagate Peace to all
whose fore-runner John the Baptist Mould come in Nacions.
the fathers unto their children, and the disobedient
to the wisdom of the just. See i Mac. IV. 46. and
XVII. 12 $19.
Ahasuerus puts away Queen Vashti his wife, and Est. 1, 11. 518. not long after espouseth Esther the Niece of Morde
cai the Jew
Lexander the Grear, King of Macedonia, par- Joseph.
waste the Persian Empire.
II.C.S. the Priests and Levites, every one in his place, at
332, Manafles brother to Jaddus the High-priest, re- Id. ibid. cending on the Ministry of the Temple. The Pas
fusing to put away his strange wife, is driven from sover also is celebrated.
the facrifice; Sanaballach his father in law, Gover910, Haman an Agagite, of the race of the Amalekites, Esth. III.
nor of Samaria, revoles from Darius, obrains leave a great favourite of King Ahasuerus, offended at
of Alexander to build a Temple on mount Gerizim, Mordecai, because he falls not down and adores
and makes Manasses High-priest thereof: to which him as others do, resolves to be revenged of the
resort all such as are entangled in unlawful marriage, whole Nation of the Jews (which was ever averse Deut.
with all such offenders as think not themselves safe to his) and to root it out, for the executing of which XXV.19.
at Jerusalem. This was the rise of that Schismatical purpose, that he may find a successful time, he
Conventicle of the Samaritans. . See John IV. 20. causeth Pur, that is, the Lot, to be cast before him,
Alexander marchech coward Jerusalem, intending Jos. Ant. for to know the day and month wherein the Jews
to besiege it : Jaddus'the High-priest hearing of it, lib. 11. shall be destroyed, and the lot falls on the twelfth
putteth on his priestly Ornaments, and accompanied month Adar.
with the People all in white, goeth out to meet him:
Alexander seeing his habit, falls proftrate before
him, saying, that whilst he was in Macedonia, 2
man appeared unto him in the very fame habit, who all the provinces of the Kings dominions. Hereupon Esth. IV.
invited him to come into Afia, and promised to Mordecai, Esther, and all the Jews humble them
deliver the Persian Empire into his hands. After selves before the Lord by fasting and prayer.
this he goes to the Temple, and offers facrifice acA hasuerus hearing it read in the Chronicles that a VI.
cording to the High-priests direction. They Thew
him the prophesie of Daniel, That a Grecian should
come and destroy the
Persians: whereby he ismigh. XI. 13: that by Haman himself, his deadly enemy.
tily confirm'd in his Perswafion, that he himselt is Esther entertaining the King and Haman at a ban
the man: lastly, he bestowech on the Jews whatever quet, maketh suit for her own life and her Peoples,
favours they desire, and deparreth. and accuseth Haman. The King understanding that
330. The Persians are overcome Darius Nain, and
The Ma Alexander remains universal Monarch of the eastern
Empire. Alexander having reigned six years and ten months, Jof. Ant.
dieth; his Army and Dominions are divided among lib.12.c.1. Ezra the Priest, a man skilled in the law of Moses, Ezra VII.
his captains. Antigonus makes himself governor of
I Mas I. obtains a large Commission from King Artaxerxes,
Asia, Seleucus of Babylon, and the bordering Nato sectle the Jewilh Common-wealth, and to reform
tions ; Lysimachus hath the Hellefpont, Caflander,
Macedon, and Prolemy the son of Lagus gets Egypt.
Prolemy, firnamed 'Soter, makes himself master Jof. Ant. great multitude of Jews, fers out from Babylon.)
of Jerusalem by a stratagem; for he enters the city lib.12.0,1. 509 Ezra obligeth those who had taken ftrangers to IX, X.
upon a fabbath-day, under pretence of offering fawife, to send them back.
crince, and whilst the Jews suspe&t nothing, but 407. In the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, Nehe- Neh. II.
spend the day in ease and idleness, he furprisech the miah a Jew, one of his cupbearers being made go
city without resistance, and makes the citizens capvernor of judea, obtains leave to build the walls of
tives. He sendeth several colonies of Jews into E455. Jerusalem, and finish that great work. Here begin
gypt, and puts great confidence in chem. Daniels 70 Weeks, to be fuifilled before the Paltion Dan. IX.
177. Ptolomeus Philadelphus, son of Prolomeus Soter, Jof. Ant. of our Saviour.
being a great favourer of learning, builds a moft lib.12.c.2. 442. Nehemiah having governed Judea 12 years returns Nehem.
magnificent Library at Alexandria. Demetrius to the King of Persia.
Phalereus, to whom he had committed the care of 415 This year is the 21st Jubile, the last that ever the XIII. 6.
procuring all sorts of Books, and out of all CounPro oheis of the Old Testament faw; for that place
tries perfu les him to rip 772 lew in trayiiliascual, .. ATT. 22. is ... underton
IV, 7, 23,
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Chrift. and causech bim to retreat. He purifieth the Tema 277. venth year of his reign. The King also dismissech
164. ple, and setteth it in order, after it had lain defoThe Ma- many captive Jews, and dedicates many Presents
The Ma- late three years; and buildeth a wall about Sion. cedonian to the Temple of God at Jerusalem.
cedonian. Antiochus is taken with a violent pain in his I Mac. Empire. One Simon a man of the Tribe of Benjamin, 2 Mac. Empire. bowels, and such a rottenness seizeth his Acth, that
- VI. 177 Governor of the Temple, falling out with Onias the III,
worms breed in it; he contesfeth that he is plagued 2 Mac. High-priest, goes to Apollonius the Governor of
162. for the wrong done to Jerusalem, and dieth in the Cælofyria, and informs him, that there is a vast
149th year of the Kingdom of the Grecians. His Jof. Ant. treasure in the Temple ; Apollonius acquaints King
son Antiochus Eupator, a child about nine years 1. 12.C.13, Seleucus his Master with it, who prelently sends
old, succeeds him: He maketh peace with the
Jews, but quickly breakech it: he puts to death
Menelaus the Highpriest, and conters that honour 2 Mac, by Angels struck down in the very place, and car
upon Alcimus or jacimus.
XIII. Tied from thence half dead; but by the prayers of
Onias the son of Onias III. retires into Egypt, Jof. Ant. Onias, he is soon after restored to his health ; re
where Ptolomey Philometor, and Cleopatra his 22.214.171.124. turning to Seleucus that seni him, he magnifies the
wife, permit him to build a Temple at Heliopolis, holiness of the Temple, and the power of God
in imitation of that at Jerusalein, and chey conitidwelling in it.
tute him High-priest there. Antiochus Epiphanes succeeds Seleucus in the
1 Mac. Demetrius Soter the son of Seleucus, escapes
i Mac. I, Kingdom of Syria, and reigneth 11 years and some
from Rome, and comes into Syria, where he .VII. months.
causeth himself to be crown’ King, and putteth to 175. Jason by corrupting King Antiochus, obtaineth
death Antiochus and Lyfias. the office of High-priest.
161. Demetrius, at the instance of Alcimus, sends Ni- i Mac. 172.
VII. Menelaus, brother to Simon the traicor, being
canor with a great Army against Judas Maccabeus, imployed by Jason to carry the Money to the King,
whom he endeavours to surprize. They joyn battle, 2 Mac. promiseth 300 Talents of Silver above what Jason
and Nicanor is sain.
XIV. had sent, and getteth the Priesthood to himself.
Here ends the continued History of the second Jof. Ant. 170. Menelaus not paying the Money he had promised 27
book of Maccabees, being an abstract and breviary 1. 12. C. 17. the King at his admillion, is fummon’d to appear
of the five books of Jason, a Jew of Cyrene. before Antiochus ; He substitutes Lysimachus his
King Demetrius sends Bacchides with a new Ar i Mac. brother in his place.
my, consisting of 20000 men, against Judas Mac IX. Antiochus takech Jerusalem, and sacking it, pil- 1 Mac. I.
cabeus; Judas having with him but 800 me:n, ven- Jof. Ant. lageth the Temple, destroyeth 40000 of the Inha
tures to engage him, and is Nain. His brother Jo- lib 12. bitants, and sellech as many more. He endeavour- 2 Mac. V.
nathan is chosen General in his stead. eth also to abolish the worship of God, and forcech Jos. Ant.
Jonathan enters an alliance with the Romans, I Mac. many Jews to forsake their Religion. The Sama- 1.12.c.7.
Josephus observes that this was the firit league that VIII. 19. ritans now disown their relation to the Jews, to Dan. XI.
ever was known to be between the Romans and ihe Jof. Ant. whom in prosperity they pretended alliance, and 28.
Jews. consecrate the Temple on mount Gerizim to Ju
Whilst Alcimus commands che wall of the inner 1 Mac, picer.
court of the Temple to be pull'd down, God Prikes IX. 55, Perseus having made war upon the Romans, is 1 Mac.
him suddenly with a Palle, so that without peakthis year overcome by them, and the Kingdom of VIII. 5.
ing a word, he dies in great torment. the Macedonians ends, when from Caranus it had
Jonathan having wearied Pacchides by war, 70: stood 626 years. Nevertheless, the reliques of the
compelleth him to make a league, and draw off bis Jol. Ant. Macedonian Empire, while that of the Roman was
1. 13. C. 2. rising, did yet survive in the Prolemeys of Egypt,
Alexander Balas, the son of King Antiochus E I Mac.
153. and the Kings of Syria.
piphanes, enters with an Army into Syria; the Ga167. King Antiochus, by a publick Edia, commands , Mac. I.
rison of Ptolemais set open their gates to him, by Jos Ant. all Nations that are subject unto him to observe the
reason of their hatred to King Demetrius; who pre- 1. 13. c. 3. same way of Divine Worship, and laying aside their
pares himself for war.
1 Mac. peculiar Customs, to profess the same Religion with
Demetrius desireth an alliance with Jonathan, X. 3, 10. the Grecians ; the punishment of Death being
who makes use of this occasion to repair the forti- for. Ant. threatned unto such as Mall be disobedient; and he
fications of Jerusalem.
1. 13. C. 4. appoints Overseers over every People and Nacion,
Alexander Balas is no le's careful to obtain the I Mac, who shall compel them hereunco. Of the Jews
friendship of Jonathan; and to oblige bim, confers many chuse rather to undergo the most cruel tor
on him the High-priesthood.
Jof. Ant. ments, than to offer sacrifice unto Idols; all which
Jonathan puts on the holy Vestment, on the se- 1. 13. c. 5. Martyrdoms with those glorious sufferings of the
venth month of the 160th year of the Kingdom of 1 Mac, seven Maccabean brethren, are recorded in the two
the Grecians, at the feast of Tabernacles. He was
X. 21. Books of Maccabees.
the first High-priest of the Hasmonean family. Id. ibid. Matthias a Priest, with his five sons, nay those 1 Mac. II.
Demetrius and Alexander come to a battle, and 1 Mac.
150, that are sent by King. Antiochus to compel them 2 Mac.
Demetrius is slain,
X. 49, 50, to offer abominable facrifices, and after betake VI.
Alexander Balas finding himself in the peaccable Jofeph. themselves to the desert. They are followed by Jos. Ant.
possession of the Kingdom of Syria, espouleth Cleo- ubifupr. many others, of whom a great number are stifled 1. 12, c. 8.
patra, the daughter of Ptolemey Philometor King i Mac. in their caves, because they would nor defend them
of Egypt. Alexander highly honours Jonathan the selves on the Sabbath-day. Matthias aboliheth
High-priest at his Nuptials.
Jor. c. 7. that superstition, and exhorts his sons to assert their
Demetrius Nicanor, eldest son of Demetrius So I Mac. privileges, and deliver their Country from bon- 1 Mac. III.
ter, enters into Cilicia with an Army. King Aledage.
xander Balas gives the command of Syria to A pol- Jos. Ant. 166. Matthias dies, and Judas Maccabeus takes upon VIH.
lonius, who lets upon Jonathan the High-priest; 1. 13. c. 8. him the management of this affair. He delivers Jof. Ant.
Jonathan defeats him, and takes Joppe and Azotus, his Country, and purgeth it from the abominations 1. 12, c. 9.
and burns the Temple of Dagon. which had been committed in it.
I Mac. III. 146.
Ptolomey Philomecor King of Egypt, comes to 1 Mac. A pollonius, Governor of Samaria, having raised Jos. Ant.
the relief of King Alexander his son in law; Ale
XI. an Army among the Gentiles and Samaritans, falls 1. 12.C.10.
xander ungratefully sers Ammonius to lie in ambush jos. loc. upon the Jews, but is discomfired and Nain by Ju- 1 Mac.
to kill him. The treachery being discovered, Pro
citat. das Maccabeus.
lemey takes away his daughter from Alexander, Seron also Governor of the lower Syria, mufters Jofeph.
and marriech her to Demetrius. Alexander having up all his forces under his command, and invades ut supra.
been driven from Antioch, the inhabitants of that Judea; him Judas Maccabeus encounters, Nays 800 1 Mac.
place make offer of the Kingdom to Prolemey; but of his men on the place, and puts the rest to flight. III. 27.
he refusech it, and perswadeth them to accept of
Demetrius for their King.
Alexander recurns with a great Army. Ftolomey
and Demetrius unite their forces, and overcome
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before Christ. him in a pitch'd battle; but Ptolomey dies of the
Chrift. meddles not with any of the treasure which was in 145: wounds which he received, after he had seen the
63. the Temple, but makes the Jews tributary to the The Ma- head of Alexander sent to him by Zabdiel an A
Romans. cedonian rabian Prince. Jonathan besiegeth the citadel at
The RoEmpire. Jerusalem, held by a Garison of Macedonians.
man Em Here begins the Empire of the Roman Cefars, when Complaint hereof being made to Demetrius, Jo
pire. Julius Cesar, having overthrown Pompey at the Battle
40. of Pharsalia, was made perpetual Dictator,
Herod the son of Antipas, or Antipater, an Idu- Jof. 1. 14.
mean, is this year by the Romans declared King of
Herod aflisted by Sosius the Roman General, lays Id. ibid.
fiege to Jerusalem, and takes it; the soldiers fill all c. 28. 1. 1. 144. Demetrius is vanquilh'd by young Antiochus,l. 13. c.9.
corners of the city with blood, rapine, and cruelty. Bell.c. 13. and made to Ay into Seleucia. Great honours are 1 Mac.
Antigonus the Prince and High-priest is by Solius by Antiochus conferr’d on Jonathan, who assists XI. 55.
carried away prisoner to Rome, and Herod put in him against Demetrius.
full possesfion of the Kingdom. Jonathan renews his alliance with the Romans I Mac. 31.
About this time Hillel a Babylonian, descended and Lacedemonians, and fortifeth Jerusalem. XII.
from David, Aourilh'd at Jerusalem; one of whose Tryphon contrives how he may quit himself of Jof. Ant.
Disciples was Jonathan the son of Uzzie!, the fa-
mous Author of the Chaldee Paraphrase.
his fifth Consulship, with the alient of the Senate diers, promising to deliver that City into his hands.
and People of Rome, assumes the title of Empe- Dionys. Jonathan suspecting no treachery, comes only with
at which time the Government among the lib. 52. 1000 men to Tryphon at Ptolemais, but as soon
Romans was legally changed from a Republick inas he is entred the City, Tryphon commands the
to a Monarchy. The next year following he is by Jof. Ant. gates to be fhut. Jonathan is taken prisoner, and
the Senate sirnamed Augustus.
Herod this year begins to enlarge, or rather to
rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem 46 years before John II.
the first Passover of the Ministry of Christ, and in ther jonathan. Tryphon leads an Army againft
Si- Jof. Ant.
nine years and an half finishech that magnificent
The Angel Gabriel appears to Zachary the Luke 1.
Priest, as he is offering Incense in the Temple, II,
telling him that a fon Thall be born unto him,
whom he shall call John; who also shall be a Na-
zarite, and the forerunner of the Lord, in the spirit
and power of Elias. The Romans and Lacedemonians renew their 31, 32.
In the sixth month after John was conceived, 262 leagues with Simon, and write them in tables of Jos. Ant.
the fame Angel Gabriel is fent by God to Nazabrass.
1. 1 3.C.12.
reth in Galilee, to the most blessed Virgin Mary Simon has the Government and High-priesthood 1 Mac.
(espoused to Joseph, a Person of the house and li142. sertled on him and his Heirs; the Jews are by his XIV. 18.
nage of David ) the Angel declares unto her, that means di charged from all manner of tribute to Jos. Ant.
the shall conceive by the overshadowing of the
Holy Ghost, and bring forth a Son, and call his
John the Baptist born six months before Christ. 57
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diers, that they submit themselves to Cleopatra, l. 13.6.12.
VHRIST our Lord and Saviour, in the fulness Luke II.
Bethlem, and laid in a manger.
On the eighth day after his Nativity, he is cir-
cumcised and named JESUS.
The wise-men of the East bring presents to the Mat. II. 135. Judea, and taking care for their orderly govern XVI.
New-born King of the Jews. mento comes down with his two fons, Matthias Jof. Ant.
Jofeph flies into Egypt with the child Jesus, and
143 and Judas, to Jericho; Ptolomey the son of Abu-'lib. 13.
Mary his Mother. bus, Simons fon in law, invites them to a castle
16, C. 13
Herod commands the Infants in and about Bethwhich he had fortified, called Dochus, and there
lem to be lain. whilst he entertains them at a banquet, barbarousy
Herod dieth, and his son Archelaus is by Cesar murders them. John Hircanus fucceeds his father
made Tetrarch of Judea; other dominions which Jof. Ant. in the High-prieithood.
belonged to Herod are divided among his fons. 126.96.36.199.
Christ, by Gods appointment, is brought back Mat. II.
out of Egypt into Nazareth.
The First Year of the vulgar Christian Æra begins here. 130.
By occasion of the Passover our Lord goes up
46. c. 17.
with his parents to Jerufalem, and there disputes Judas eldest fon of Hircavus, otherwise called Jof. lib. 1.
with the Doctors in the Temple. 007 Ariftobulus, and firnamed Philellen, fucceeds his Belli
, c. 3.
Augustus dies, and Tiberius succeeds him. father in the government, and the High-priesthood; Ant. lib.
Jofephus, called Caiaphas, is made High-priest Jof. Ant. he was the first of any that, after the return from 13. c. 19.
of the Jews, by the favour of Valerius Gratus the l. 18. c. zo
26. Towards the end of this year, Pontius Pilate is Mat. III.
sent to be Procurator of Judea, in the place of Va-
John the Baprist begins to preach and to baptize Luke and prayer night and day, for 84 years together, Jos, lib, F.
in the desert of Judea, thereby preparing the way 111. 3. until "luch time as the fees Christ in the Tem- Belli, c. so
of the Lord, and doing his endeavour, that Christs John 1.7. Art. 1. 24
coming after him may be made known unto Is- 11a, XLÁ. en er i
a fur where y he may
The Ro- the same as he which shall baptize with the Holy
The Ro- Saviour entertainment in his way to Jerusalem, the Luc. IX.
man Em-disciples desiring to call for fire from Heaven to 51.
the shape of a dove, descends upon him ; and the
Caiaphas, High-priest of the Jews, prophesieth Luke
concerning the death of Christ.
John sees it, and bears record, that this is the John I.
Mary the Sister of Lazarus anoints our Saviours John
Jesus, full of the Holy Ghost, returns from Jor- Mat. IV.
the hair of her head.
Christ rideth in triumph to Jerusalem, the mul XXI.
titude spread their garments in the way, and cry Mar. XI.
The First Paffover of Chriss pablick Ministry, from
which the firft Tear of the reventieth and last of Da-
Mat. XXVI. 28.
He goes throughout all Galilee, teaching in the Luke
In the self-fame night Christ is betrayed by Ju- XII.
Next day he is condemned by Pilate, and cruci- Marth.
On the third day, the next after the Jewish Sub-PC. XXIL
mon, and his miraculous cure of the lame man, caft