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The Fourth Age of the World. before Christ. by a woman from the walls, and then kill'd out1233. right by his armour-bearer. 3232.

Tolah the son of Puah, after Abimelech, judgeth Judg. X. Ifrael 23 years.

1, 2, 1210. Jair the Gileadice succeeds Tolah, and judgeth 3,

Israel 22 years. 1206. The Israelites forsaking again the true God, fall

to worship the Gods of several nations, and are

given up into the hands of the Philistines and Am-
1188. monites; which fifth thraldom lafteth 18 years. IS.

Upon their repentance and abandoning their Idols,
at length they obtain mercy.

XI. 1187.

Jephtha the Gileadite being made captain of the host of Israel, subdues the Ammonitesį before the battle he vows his daughter unawares to be offer'd in facrifice, and afterwards performs it. He puts XII. 6, to the sword 42000 Ephraimites, who had behaved themselves insolently against him, and judgeth

Ifrael 6 years. 1182. Ibzan the Bethlemite succeeds Jephtha, and

8, judgeth Israel

years. 1175. Elon the Zebulonite succeeds fbzan, and judgeth

Il, Israel 10 years. 1164 Abdon the Ephraimite succeeds Elon, and judgech 13.

Israel 8 years: 1156. Eli the High-priest(in whom the high-priesthood 1 Sam.

was translated from the family of Eleazar to I- IV. 18.
thamar’s) succeeds Abdon, and judgeth Israel 40
years. The Israelites again provoke the Lord to Judges
anger, and he delivers them into the hands of the XIII. 1, 2,
Philistines. This sixth thraldom begins seven months
after Eli's entring upon the government, and last-
eth 40 years, even till seven inonths after his death,
when the ark was brought back again.

Samson the Nazarite, as an Angel had foretold, 24

is born at Zora. 1137 Whilft Eli the high-priest executeth the office of XIV. 4.

a judge in civil causes under the Philistines, Sam-
son takes an occasion to quarrel with them, by
marrying a woman of Timnath; for having on the
day of his berrothing propounded a riddle to the
Philistines, and laid a wager ; his Wife tells them
the meaning of it ; Enraged hereat, he goes and
says 30 men of Askalon, and gives them the suits
of raiment which he had stript off their bodies, in
performance of the wager which he had lost, and
returns home to his father,

Samson again in harvest-time goes to present his XV.
wife with a kid at her fathers house, but finds her
given away in marriage to another man ; Samson
re olves to be revenged; he catcheth 300 Foxes,
and tying fire-brands to their tails, turns them all
into the corn-fields of the Philistines, and into their
vineyards and olive-gardens, and sets them all on
fire.' The Philistines take Samsons wife and father
in law, and burn them; Samson in revenge, says
a great multitude of them, and fits down upon the
rock Ecam, from whence being taken by 3000
of the Jews, and by them deliver’d into the hands
of the Philistines, he slays of them a thousand men
with the jaw-bone of an Ass ; in which place he
is miraculously refreshed when thirsty and ready

to faint.
1117 Samson is betrayed by Delilah his concubine,

bereaved of the hair of his Nazariteship, and deli-
ver'd to the Philistines; who put our his eyes, and
bind him with chains of brass. The Philistines
gather together to offer sacrifice to Dagon their
God, and Samson is brought to make them sport,
whose hair being grown, and his strength in a great
measure restored, he takes hold of the two chief
pillars whereon the house stood (wherein were the
Princes of the Philistines, and a great multitude of
People) and pulls down the house, killing more
men at his death than he did in all his life-time.
So he died, having judged Israel in the days of the

Philistines 20 years.
R116. The Israelites take up Arms against the Phili- Sam,

Aines, but with very ill success, for they lose 4000 IV.
men in one battle. Then they send for the Ark
of the Covenant from Shiloh, and cause it to be
brought into the Camp. The Philistines seeing now
all lie at stake, encourage one another to behave
themselves like men that day, and so falling on,
they Nay of the Israelites 30000 men. The Ark

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Chrift. of God is taken, and Hophni and Phineas, Priests,
1116. and fons of Eli, are Nain. Of all which when ti-

dings is brought to old Eli, frighted thereat he falls
from his chair, and breaks his neck, in the 98 year

The Philiftines having brought the Ark into Alh I Sami
dod, set it in the house of Dagon their God. But Vi
when Dagon had been found two several times fal-
len groveling before it, and broken in pieces, and
the inhabitants of the place forely plagued : they
remove it from thence to Gath, and from thence
to Ekron. But the same Plagues and Judgments
following where ever it went; after seven months, VI.
by the advice of their Priests, they send home the
Ark again, with presents and gifts into the land of
the Israelites, and it is brought to Bech-themesh;
where soooo and 70 men are smitten for looking
into the Ark. From hence it is carried to the VII.
house of Abinadab in Kirjath-jearim, who sancti-

fieth his son Eleazar to keep it. 1096.

After twenty years, the Israelites, by Samuels perfwasion, folemnly repent at Mizpeh, and upon their conversion, God by thunder from Heaven delivers them from the invasion of the Philistines, who are subdued, the hand of the Lord being against

them all the days of Samuel. 1095 Samuel being grown old, takes for his afli tants VIII.

in the gouvernment his sons ; by whose ill mana-
gement of affairs, the Israelites require a King to
be given them; whereupon God gives them a King

Horea in his wrath, to wit, Saul the son of Kish, after

XIII, 10, Samuel had judged Israel 21 years. Saul is privately anointed by Samuel, and afterward publickly proclaim'd King at Mizpeh. About a month after Jabesh-Gilead is besieged by Naath King of the I Sam, Amorites, and the liege raised by Saul; whereupon XI. 12. the whole congregation of Israel coming together

at Gilgal, again proclaim Saul King. 1085. David the son of Jeffe, the Ephrathite, born at XVII,

Bethlem, 30 years before he succeeded Saul in the

Kingdom. He was his fathers youngest son, 1063 God reje&s Saul, and fends Samuel to Bethlem, xyi. u.

there to anoint David King, whom Saul ever after
extremely persecuteth.

Yer Jonathan Sauls son loveth him, and often- XVIII.
times refcueth him from Saul's cruelty.
David having Saul twice in his power, forbears

XXIV. to hurt him.

XXVI. David fearing he may some time or other fall

XXVII. into the hands of Saul, flies to Gath unto King

Achilh, carrying with him 600 men, and having 1056.

obtain'd of him the Town of Ziklag to dwell in,
he continueth one year and four months in the land
of the Philistines, from whence he invadeth the
countries of the Geshurires, Gezerites, and Amale-
kites, and puts to the sword all, both men and
women, not leaving one alive to carry the news

thereof to King Achish. 1055 + Achish purposing to make war upon the Israeli- XXVIII.

tes, takes David along with him in that expedition,
to whom whilst he is upon his march with his 600

I Chron, men, repair a great many others of the tribe of

Manafles, and joyn with him.

Saul seeing the Army of the Philistines, is in 1 Sam.
great fear, and (Samuel being now dead) goes to XXVIII.
Endor, to consule with a Witch there, the Woman
raiseth an apparition of Samuel, and Saul receives
from it that dreadful doom, The Lord will deliver
Israel, together with thy self, into the hands of the

The Princes of the Philistines growing jealous of XXIX.
David, he and his company early the next morn-
ing leave the Army, and return to Ziklag.
The Armies joyn battle, and the Israelites are

defeated ; the three sons of Saul are Nain, and he
himself falls on his own sword.

Three days after an Amalekite brings Sauls 2 Sam. 1 Crown and the Bracelet that was upon his arm, and presents them to David, professing that finding him fallen upon his sword, he had kill'd him outright, and taken the Crown from off his head, whereupon David causeth him to be put to death, for stretching forth his hand to lay the Lords anointed, and lamenteth the death of Saul and Jonathan bis son, in a funeral song. David having aske cous - 2 Sam. II)

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The Year fel of God, goes up to Hebron with those that are 2 Sam. II. The Year The next year following, under pretence of a
before about him, where he is anointed King by the men

before vow, he obtainech leave to go to Hebron, where Christ. of Judah, his own Tribe, in the zoch year of his 1 Chron. Christ. by Ahicophel's counsel, he breaks out into open 1055. age, and there he reigns feven years and fix months. XII. 23. 1023. rebellion, and forceth his father to fee from JeruAbner, who was captain of the hoft to Saul, 2 Sam. II.

falem. carries Ilhbofheth, Saul's son, to Mahanaim, and 8.

Ahitophel, because his counsel in all matters is

XVII. there makes hive King over the rest of Ifrael.

not followed by Absalom, hangs himself. 1053. After two years there arise frequent and mortal

Absalom having loft 20000 men, fleeth, and a

XVIII. skirmishes between a party of men on David's

bough of an oak catching hold of him, he there fide, headed by Joab David's nephew, and another

hangs, and is run through by Joab. party on Ishbofheth's side, whereof Abner is chief ;


David tempted by Satan, commandeth Joab to xxiy. but the former ftill grows stronger and stronger.

number the people : 'God offended thereat, Tends a 1048. Abner affronted by Imbofheth, revolteth to Da- III. 6,

Prophet to put three plagues to his choice, viz. i Chron. vid, and deals with the chief men of Israel to trans

the famine, sword, or pestilence. David chooseth XXI. fer the whole Kingdom unto him, and this in the

to fall into the hands of a merciful God, rather hearing of the Benjamires.

than into the hands of men. So God sends a pestiHe comes to David, and is kindly received; re

lence; whereof 70000 men die in one day. The
turning, he is treacherously murder'd by, Joab.

Angel being about to destroy Jerusalem, God bids
David much laments his untimely death, and buries

him hold his hand, for he beholds David repenting
him at Hebron,

in sackcloth, and intreating him to spare the inBaanah and Rechab murther their Lord and IV. 2.

nocent people, and to turn his hand upon himMaster Ishbofheth, as he liech refting himself upon

self, and upon his fathers house.
his bed. They bring his head to David, who in

Rehoboam is born unto Solomon, by Naamah

1 Kings deceftation of their Ťreafon, causeth chem imme

an Ammonitish woman,

XIV. 21, diately to be put to death.

David being now 70 years of age, and broken
The captains and elders of all the Tribes coming

1015. with continual cares and wars, grows so weak and

i Kings

1. to Hebron, anoine David a third time, and make i Chron.

feeble, that cloaths can no longer pre!erve heat in him King over all Israel.


him. Therefore Abilhag, a young virgin, is ap1047: David with all Ifrael marcheth to Jerusalem a- 2 Sam. V.

pointed to keep him warm. Adonjah seeing his gainst the Jebusices, and takech the fort of Zion, 5, 6, 7, 9.

father thus declining, by the assistance of Joab and and calls it the city of David, and making Jerusa

Abiathar, makes himself King, which David unlem the seat of his Kingdom, reignech there over

derstanding, he presently commands Zadok the all Israel thirty three years.

Priest, and Nathan the Prophet, with other great 1045. The Ark of the Covenant, which in the first VI.

men, to anoint Solomon King. Adonijah hearing Sabbatical year, was brought from Gilgal to Shilo, i Chron.

this, betakes himself to the Sanctuary, and is paris this year, being also a Sabbatical year, brought XVI.

don'd, from Kirjath-jearim out of the house of Abinadab, 2 Chron.

David having given inftru&tions to his son Solo

II. and placed at Zion; 30000 choise men of Israel

mon, diech; after he had reigned in Hebron seven attending it, and finging the 68 Pfalm.

years and six months, and 33 years in Jerusalem 1044 David now dwelling in his house of Cedar which 2 Sam.

over all Israel. be had built, and living in a full and perfect peace, VII,


Pharaoh King of Egypt gives his daughter in III. 1, 2, imparreth to Nathan the prophet his purpose 1 Chron.

marriage to Solomon.

2 Chron, of building a house for God, but is answer'd from XVII.

The Lord appears to Solomon in a dream, and vill. 11. God, that this was a work which should be done, XXII,

bids him ask what he will, and it shall be given i Kings not by him, because he was a man of blood, and

him. Solomon asketh Wisdom ; God gives him III. S, trained up in war, but by his son Solomon, a Man

Wisdom from above, and adds thereunto riches and of peace, which should be born unto him. The 2 Sam,

honour, of this divine Wisdom Solomon makes time which passeth from hence cill the birth of So- VIII.

an eminent manifestation in judging between two
lomon is spent in wars; wherein David subdues i Chron.

the Philistines, Edomites, Amalekites, Moabites, XVIII.
Ammonites, and Syrians, and extends bis king- Gen. XV.

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dom to the utmost bound of that land which had 18.
been promised to the seed of Abraham, and never Deut.

1012. Olomon layeth the foundation of the Temple, Ví. 1. pofleft by any of them, save only by David, and XI. 24.

in his son Solomon.

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children of Israel out of Egypt. 1038. At the end of this year, Joab going with the IV.

1005. Solomons Temple finished in the Eleventh year i Kings army against the Ammonites, besiegerh Rabbah 2 Sam.

of his reign ; having been seven years and an half VI. 38. the Metropolis of Ammon, whilft David takes his

in building case at Jerusalem, and there commits adultery with 1 Chron. 10040

Solomon this year (being the ninth Jubile, and VIII. Bathsheba the wife of Uriah the Hitrite, who was XX.

opening the fourth millenary of the World) with 2 Chron. then in the Army, whom he also procures to be Nain.

great magnificence celebrates the dedication of the V. VI. 1034. The child so gotten in adultery is born, David 2 Sam.

Temple ; at which time God giveth a visible sign VII. is convided by Nathan the Prophet of his sin, XII.

of his favour. and he repents; in testimony whereof he compo

975. Solomon having, as'tis with reason believed, forseth the si Psalm. The child dieth.

faken his luits and vanities, to which he had been

i Kings 1033. Bathsheba becomes now Davids wife, and bear- 2 Sam.

too intemperately addicted, and written as a testi

2 Chron. eth him a son, unto whom, as unto one who XII,

mony of his repentance, his Book called the Prea

IX. should prove a man of peace, God gives the name 25.

cher, dieth. He reign'd 40 years. of Solomon ; and as to one beloved of the Lord, i Chron.

The Israelites assemble at Shechem to crown

i Kings the name of Jedidiah.

Rehoboam, Solomon's son, King over all Israel. XII. 1032. Amnon, David's eldest son, deflowreth his sister 2 Sam.

The People by Jeroboam fue unto him for a re-


moval of some grievances ; to whom Rehoboam, 1030. Absalom avengeth his fifter Thamar, and killeth


by the advice of young men, returning an harsh his brother Amnon ; for which thing he fleeth to

answer, alienates the hearts of Ten I ribes from Geshur in Syria, where he continues three years

him, who make Jeroboam King over them, and with King Talnai, his Grandfather by the mothers

fall at the same time from the house of David, and fide.

from the true worship of God. 1027. After three years exile, he returns to Jerusalem, XIV.

Jeroboam in the beginning of his Reign, repairs

25. where he continues two years, before the King his

Shechem, destroyed by Abimelech 258 years be1025. father admits him into his presence, and is recon

fore, and there dwells ; afterwards going over Jorciled to him.

dan, he builds Penuel, and at length makes Tirzah XIV. 17. 1024 This rebel fon having got chariots and horses,


the seat of his kingdom. But fearing left his new and a guard to attend him, insinuates himself into

fubje&s by going to Jerusalem

worship, may XII. 26. the favour of the people, and steals away their

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before Christ. the one at Bethel, the other at Dan, for the sedu

Chrift. him his vineyards, falls fick upon it; Jezebel his wife XXI. ced people to bow down unto. 975.

899. suborning false witnesses to accuse him of blasphemy, From the time of this dismal rent, Rehoboam 1 Kings

causeth Naboth to be stoned, and puts the King in reigneth over Judah and Benjamin 17 years, and XIV.

possession of the Vineyard. Whereupon the Prophet EJeroboam over Israel, or the other ten Tribes 22 2 Chron.

lijah denounceth Judgments against Ahab and Jezebel ; years.


wicked Ahab repenting, God defers the Judgment. The Priests and Levites, and other Ifraelites who XI. 17. 974

Ahab in the seventeenth year of the reign of Je- XXII. 56.

898. feared God, stick to Rehoboam, and maintain the

hosaphat, makech his son Áhaziah his associace in kingdom of Judah three years ; after which time

the government of his kingdom. Rehoboam falls to Idolatry, and walketh no more

Jehosaphat also maketh Jehoram his son copartner 2 Kings in the ways of David and Solomon,

with him ; whence it is, that Jehoram the son of III. I. Jeroboam sacrificing to his Calf at Bethel, a 1 Kings

Ahab, who succeeded his brother Ahaziah in the
Prophet is sent unto him from God, who foretels XII. 32.

kingdom of Israel, in the eighteenth year of Jeho-
the Judgment which tould one day be executed XIII.2.

saphat King of Judah, is said to have begun his reign
upon that altar, and the Priefts ( vix, those whom

in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehosaphat.
Jeroboam had made of the lowest of the people )
that served at it. Which prophecy then and there

897. fiege of Ramot-gilead, before he goes

, he asketh xxn. is confirm’d by figns and wonders upon the King

counsel of 400 false prophets, who promise him 2 Chron. him elf, and upon the altar.

victory and success ; but by Jehosaphat's advice, XVIII. 971. Shilhak King of Egypt spoileth Jerusalem and i Kings

Micaiah a true Prophet of God is consulted, who the Temple; but the King and the Princes repent- XIV. 25.

foretels his overthrow; and according to his word, ing at the preaching of Shemaiah the Prophet, God 2 Chron.

Ahab is sain at Ramoth-gilead, and buried at Sagives them not over to utter destruction.


maria. Abijam the son of Rehoboam fucceeds his father i Kings 896. Ahab being dead, the Moabites revolt from Israel, 2 King. I. in the Kingdom of Judah, and reigns three years. XV.

who had continued in subjection ever since King II. s. 957. He obtains a great victory over Jeroboam, kill- 2 Chron.

David's days.

2 Sam. eth sooooo men in one battle, and takech Bethel. XIII.

Ahaziah King of Israel lying ill of a fall, sends VIII. 2. Asa, in the twentieth year of Jeroboam, fuc- 1 Kings

to consult Baal-zebub the God of Ekron, concerning 2 King. I. 955. ceeds his father Abijam, and reigns 41 years. XV. 8,

his recovery. Elijah the Prophet meeteth the mel954 Nadab in the fecond year of Ara, fucceedeth his 25.

senger, and telleth him Ahaziah shall surely die; father Jeroboam in the Kingdom of Israel, and

whereupon two captains over fifty men apiece are reigneth not full two years.

sent to apprehend him, and bring him before the 953. Nadab at the fiege of Gibbethon (a Town of 27.

King ; Elijah calleth for fire from heaven, and dethe Philistines ) is nain by Baalha of the Tribe of

stroyeth both them and their companies. A third Issachar, in the third year of Afa ; and the same

captain with his fifty men being sent, and behaving year having made himself King over Israel, he

himself submissively, Elijah goes along with him ; utteriy destroyech the whole ce of Jeroboam, and

the Prophet certifies the that he shall not come Teigneth 24 years. At this time lived the Prophets

down from his bed alive. So Ahaziah dieth, having i Kings: Jehu, Hanani, and Azarias.

govern'd (partly by himself, and partly together with xxii. 952. Ala destroyeth Idolatry, and enjoying Ten years 2 Chron.

his father) cwo years. of peace, strengthens his Kingdom with Forts, and


Jehoram succeedech his brother Ahaziah in the a standing Army:

Kingdom of Israel, in the latter end of the eigh- i11. %. 941. Zerah the Ethiopian with an innumerable Army 2 Chron.

teenth year of Jehosaphat, and reigneth cwelve years. invadeth Judah: Afa overcomes bim, sacrificeth XIV. 9.

Elijah is taken up into Heaven in a fiery chariot. II. II. to God of the spoil, and maketh a folemn Cove XV. 892. Jehosaphat grown old, gives to his sons many 2 Chron. nant with God. He also deposech Maacah his

gifts with fenced cities in Judea ; but his eldest son XXI. 2, 3, Grandmother, a great Patroness of Idolatry, bring

Jehoram he now more absolutely investeth in the 2 Kings 1 eth into the Temple those things which his father

throne of the Kingdom, in the fifth year of Jehoram VIII. 16. and himself had confecraced unto God, and enjoys

King of Israel. a long peace.


Jehoram now by the death of his father, has the 2 Chron. 930. Elah the son of Baalha, succeeds his father in the

1 Kings

Kingdom of Judań to himself which he holds four XXI. 4, s. Kingdom of Israel.

XVI. 6,

years. He is no sooner settled in his throne, buc 929. In the second year of his reign, and the 27 of 8.

he puts all his brethren to the sword, with many Aza's, Zimri, one of his captains conspires against

of the Princes of Israel. At this time the Edomihim, kills him, and reigneth in his stead. As soon

tes, who ever since King David's time, had lived Genesis as he fits in the throne, he destroyeth the whole

in subjection to Judah, revolt, and (as it was fore- XXVII. family of Baasha ; but the Army which then lay

told by Isaac) they for ever shake off his Yoke. before Gibberhon, make Omri their King ; who

Libnah also a'city of the Priests, in the tribe of Judah, 2 Chron, presently besiegeth Tirzah, and taketh it; which

falls off from him about this time.

XXI. 10 Zimri leeing, he fets in fire the kings palace, and


Jehoram following the counsel of his wicked wife
perisheth in the frames.

Athaliah the daughter of Ahab King of Israel, secs
The people of Ifrael are now divided into two


up in Judah, and even in Jerusalem it self, the fa&tions, one follows Tibni the fon of Ginath, and

idolatrous worship of Baal, and compels his subendeavours to make him King, the other adheres

jeets thereto ; a letter which was left for him by to Omri; but Tibni dying, Omri reigns alone, in

Elijah the prophet, comes to his hands, which re925 the 31 year of Afa.

proves him, and denounces all those calamities and 924 Omri having reigned fix years in Tirzah, remo- 23, 24.

punishments which afterwards befel him. res the seat of his Kingdom to Samaria, a place

Ahaziah succeeds his father in the kingdom of

2 Kings which he bimself had built.

Judah (having had part of the government bestow- VIII. 250 Ahab fucceeds his father in the Kingdom of Il


ed upon him the year before) in the 12 year of rael, and reignech 22 years in Samaria. He did

Jehoram king of Israel, and reigneth one year în evil in the fight of the Lord, above all that were

Jerusalem. before him.

Jehoram King of Israel, and Ahaziah King of

28 914 Jehosaphat succeedeth his father Afa in the fourth XXII.41.

Judah, lead their armies to Ramoth-gilead, against year of Ahab King of Israel, and reigneth 25 years 2 Chron.

Hazael, who had newly succeeded Berhadad in the in Jerusalem.

kingdom of Syria ; Jehoram is dangerously woun912. Jehosaphat being settled in his Kingdom, and XVII. 7.

ded, and retires himself to Jezreel to be cured. In haring demolished the high places and groves: in

the mean time Elisha seodech a young prophet with

IX. the rbird year of his reign sends Levites with the

instructions to anoint Jehu the son of Jehosaphat Princes to inftru& the People in the law. God in

the son of Nimshi, at' Ramoth-gilead, king over the mean time subdueth his enemies under him.

Ifrael, and to open to him the will of God for the Benhadad King of Syria layech liege to Samaria, 1 Kings gol,

rooting out of the house of Ahab, who being prowho by the dire&ion of a Prophet is bearen off,


claimed King by the soldiers, marcheth straight to and a vast number of the Syrieri?21.1.

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before before Chrift. where she is eaten by dogs. He dispatcheth letters 2. Kings Chrift. Jeroboam King of Israel (under whom that King- 2 Kings also to Samaria, and caulech 70 of Ahabs children X.

784 dom came to its full height of glory) dieth ; after XIV. 29 to be beheaded. Then taking with him Jehonadab

his death all things fall into confusion, and the State the son of Rechab, he comes himself to Samaria,

is reduced to a plain Anarchy, which lastech ir and destroys the whole family of Ahab, and all the

years and an half; for such an interregnum or vaPriests of Baal. Nevertheless having put down the

cancy the Synchronism of Kings requires; that the worship of Jeroboam's golden Calves, but main

fix months of Zachariah the son of Jeroboam may tains that Idolatry all the time of his reign, which

answer the 38 years and one month of Shallum, was 28 years.

who murder'd him the 39 year of Azariah, or UzJehu proceeds farther, and executeth the divine IX.

ziah King of Judah. vengeance upon the idolatrous house of Judah, he


Zachariah the son of Jeroboam the 4th and last XV. 8, pursues Ahaziah, who Aed towards Megiddo, and

of the race of Jehu (as was foretold) begins his overtaking him at Gur, causeth him to be kill'd in

reign over Ifrael in the the 38 year of Azariah or his chariot. Going also to Samaria, he meetech with

2 Kings

Uzziah King of Judah, and reigneth 6 months. 42 of Ahaziah's kinsmen, whom he causech co be


Shallum the son of Jabesh, at the end of 6 months,

murders him in the light of the people, and reigns
Athaliah the daughter of Ahab, seeing her son

one month in the 39 year of Uzziah King of Ju-

Ahaziah dead, usurps the kingdom, destroying those 2 Chron.

dah. After Zachariah's death follow those direful that had right to the succession; but Jeholheba the XXII, 10.

calamities foretold by Amos the Prophet.

VII. 9. daughter of king Jehoram, and wife to Jehoiada

Menahem the son of Gadi going from Tirzah to

2 Kings the High-priest, takes seboalh being then an Infant,

Samaria, killeth Shallum, waltech Tiphsah and the XV. Ito and son to her brother Abaziah, and hides him in

borders thereof, and because the Town would not the temple, and so faves him from that massacre

open to him, he takes it, and rips up all the wo-
which was made of the rest of the blood-royal.

men with child.
Jehoiada che High-Priest brings out Jehoash, now

192 2 Kings 771.

While Menahem in these broils labours to get seven years old, and anoints him King ; causeth


the possession of the Kingdom, Pul King of Assyria Athaliah co be Nain, and restorech the worship of

2 Chron,

invadech his country, to whom Menahem giveth the true God, destroying the house of Baal," and

1000 Talents of liver, and afterwards reignech

XXIII. commanding the idolacrous Priest Matcan to be kil

quietly 10 years. led before his altars. Jehoash now beginning his

Pekahiah succeedeth his father Menahem in the

230 reign in the seventh year of Jebu, reigneth 40

50 year of Uzziah King of Judah, and reignech 2 years in Jerusalem.

years. Jchoash in the 23_year of his reign, giveth order

25, 27, 2 Kings

759. Pekah, one of his captains, kills him in his own for the repair of the Temple, committing the charge XII. %.

palace at Samaria, and reigneth 20 years. thereof to Jehoiada the High-Priest..

Jotham succeedeth his Father Uzziah in the 32 Jehoahaz succeedeth his father Jehu in the king. XIII. I.

kingdom of Judah, at the age of 25 years, and dom of Israel, and reigneth 17 years : during all

reigneth 16 years in Jerusalem.

2 Chron. which time, Hazael King of Syria oppresseth him,

Jotham fubdues the Ammonites, and makes them and exerciseth all those cruelties upon the Israelites

tributary for 3 years. Under him and his two suc

XXVII. f. which Elisa the Prophet had foretold.

cessors, the Prophers Micah and Hosea execute their Mic. Io do 341. Jehoalh the son of Jehoahaz King of Israel, is XIII. 10.

Prophetical Office. About this time lived the Pro-
taken into the consortihip of that kingdom by his

phet Nahum, and prophesied the destruction of Ni-
father, in the 37 year of Jehoalha King of Judah,
and reigneth 16 years.

: 742. Ahaz succeedeth his father Jotham in the 17 year 2 Kingz
Zechariah che son of Jehoiada che High-Priest, 2 Chron.

of Pekah King of Israel, and reigneth 16 years. XVI, I, for reproving the people of Judah that fall to ido- XXIV.

This year Rezin King of Syria, and Pekah King, lacry after the decease of Jehoiada, is stoned to death

of Israel, are confederate against Judah, which striin the court of the house of the Lord, by the com

kes a great terrour into that Nation; but unco Amandment of King Jehoah, who the next year af- 2 Kings

haz, God by the Prophet Esay sends a gracious Isa. VITter is murder'd by some of his servants, as he lay XII. 20.

message, with a promise of deliverance ; for a sign in his bed, and Amaziah his son succeedeth him.

whereof ( when the incredulous King, being bid to Jehoahaz dieth, and Jehoash his son succeedech in


ask a fign, refused to do it) God gives him the, the kingdom of Israel.' Not long after his father's

promise of Immanuel to be born of a Virgin, Refuneral, he visics Elitha the Prophet, then lying sick,

zin and Pekah, now lay siege to Jerusalem, and and with many tears asketh counsel of him, who

therein to Ahaz, but are beaten off ; Ahaz is na promiseth him victory over the Syrians. A dead

sooner deliver'd from his enemies, but he forfakes man is brought to life, by being laid in Elisha's grave.

741. God his Deliverer, and falls to idolatry. Wherefore 2 Chron. 336. Jeroboam the second is this year taken into the XV. 1.

God gives him over into the hands of the King of XXVIII. , conforthip of the kingdom of Israel by his father

Israel, who Nays of the men of Judah 120000 in
Jehoash, going to war against the Syrians. This is

one day, with a great many of the Nobility, and
gather'd from Azariah King of Judah’s beginning

carrieth away 270000 captives; but these, by the his reign in the 27 year of this Jeroboam.

advice of the Propher Oded, are released and sent 826. Amaziah King of Judah growing proud upon a


home. victory obtain'd against the Edomites this 14 year 2 Chrono 739. Hoshea the son of Elah, murders Pekah King of 2 Kings of his reign, provoketh Jehoalh King of Israel to XXV.

Israel, and gets the kingdom into his own hands; XV. 30. battle. Jehoath overcomes him, and takes him pri

it is said in the 20th year of Jotham, that is from soner, breaks down 400 cubics of the wall of Jeru

the time that Jotham first began to reign, which is falem, and having spoiled the Temple and the King's

the same with the 4 of Ahaz his son. Hofhea, by house of a vast treasure, returns to Samaria.

reason of the tumults and disorders which ensued, Jehoath dies 15 years before Amaziah, and Jero- 2 Kings


cannot be said to have reigned till 9 years after, boam the second his son seigneth in Samaria 41 years. XIV. 23.

the State continuing all that time in great confuAmaziah finding a conspiracy against him at Je


fsons without any form of government. rusalem, Aies to Lachish, where he is muccher'd; 2 Chron.

Shalmaneser King of Allyria comes up against 2 Kings after whom comes his son.


Hofhea, and makes him to ferve him, and pay himn XVII. 3. Uzziah or Azariah, in the 27 year of Jeroboam 2 Kings

tribute. the second, he reigneth 52 years in Jerusalem.


726. Hezekiah sucreedeth his father Ahaz in the king- XVIII. 1, 808 Now is held the 13th jubile under the two most

dom of Judah, he destroyeth Idolatry, and prof. 2 Chron, Aouriling Kings; in whose times live fundry great

pers ; he also celebrares a solemn Passover, and XXIX, Prophets in both kingdoms ; Isaiah and Joel in Ju

Teigneth 29 years in Jerusalem ; his father had made

XXх, dah; Jonas, Hosea, and Amos, in Israel

him, in the last year of his reign, his Aliftant in XXXI. Jonas of Gath-hepher, a town belonging to the

2 Kings

the Government. tribe of Zebulon in Galilee of the Gentiles observe XIV: 25. 725. Hofhea King of Israel, having consulted with SO 2 Kings here the blindness of the Pharisees, Fobn 7. 52.)

Ifai. IX. I.

King of Egypt, refusesh to pay tribute to Shalma- XVII. . was afterwards fent into Nines

; prorok bereby, and jealous of fome farther

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An Index to the Holy Bible.
The Year
The Fifth Age of the World.

The Year

The Fifth Age of the World. before

before Chrift. of Egypt, Shalmaneser layeth siege to Samaria, and

Chrift. him captive into Egypt, where he end his days. 2 Chroni 724. towards the latter end of the third year, taketh it,

610. Jehoiakim at 25 years of age begins to reign, and XXXVI. 721.' and carrieth away the Israelites captive into his

he reigneth 11 years. own country. This was the end of the Kingdom


Uriah and Jeremiah prophesie against Jerusalem, Jerem of Israel, when it had stood divided from the king

the former is put to death, the latter is acquitted, XXVI. dom of Judah 254 years.

and set at liberty. About this time Habakkuk also 713• Sennacherib King of Assyria coming up against 2 Kings

prophesiech. Judah, besiegeth their fenced cities, and takes many



This year is Nebuchadnezzar the great made by XXV. 1. of them, but is pacified by a tribute.

his father Nebopolazzer, his associate in the kingAbout this time Hezekiah falls sick, and is cold 2 Kings

dom of Allyria and Babylon, into whose hands God by Isaiah, that he shall die ; but pouring out his


delivers up Jehoiakim, who is pur in chains to be 2 Chron.' tears and prayers unto God, he recovereth his

606. carried to Babylon, but upon his fubmiffion, and XXXVI. health, and obtaineth a prolongation of his life and Isaiah

promises of obedience, is left in his own house, 6. kingdom for 15 years. For a lign whereof the fun XXXVIII.

where he lives a servant to Nebuchadnezzar 3 years.
goes ten degrees backward.

From which entring of the King and People of the Jerem.
Sennacherib not observing the articles of peace, 2 Kings

Jews into the subječtion and Service of Nebuchad- xxv. u.
layeth siege to Jerusalem, and sendeth a blasphemous XIX.

nezzar, are the 70 years of the captivity of Babylon XXIX. 10. letter to Hezekiah, which he opening and spreading Isaiah

to be reckon'd, which were foretold by the Prophet before the Lord in the temple, with many tears, XXXVII.

craves assistance from God against the Assyrians,

Nebuchadnezzar gives order to Alpenaz, master Dan. I. 3,7.
Whereupon the Prophet Isaiah afsures him that God

of the Eunuchs, that he shall carry from thence of
will deliver him, and defend that city. The self-

the children of Ifrael, both of the blood-royal, (as fame night an angel of the Lord says 185000 men

was foretold by the Prophet Eray to Hezekiah) and Ifaiah in the Assyrian Army; and the next morning Sen

also of the Nobility, the choicest Youths both for XXXIX. nacherib departeth and recurns to Nineve ; where

beauty and wit that he can find; who being edu 7. not long after, whilst he is worshipping in the

cated' three years in the Language and Sciences of house of Nisroch his God, he is llain by his own

the Chaldeans, may afterwards be fit to serve the fons.

King in his Palace; among whom, of the tribe of
Manassech at 12 years of age succeedeth his father 2 Kings

Judah, are Daniel, called Belteshazzar ; Hananiah,
Hezekiah, and reigneth 55 years. He sets up Ido-


called Shadrach ; Mishael, called Meshach ; and latry, and sheddeth much innocent blood. Where- 2 Chron.

Azariah, called Abednego. Their names being thus fore God delivers him up into the hands of the Af- XXXIII,

changed by the master of the Eunuchs. 677. fyrians, who in the 22d year of his reign, carry

Whilft Nebuchadnezzar pursues his victories over him away captive to Babylon; but upon his repen

the King of Egypt, his Father dies, which coming tance God restores him to his liberty and kingdom.

to his knowledge, he gives order for the bringing 656. This year Nabuchodonosor King of Assyria pur- Judith

away the captives, and posts with a fmall company posing to make bimself universal Monarch, fends XIII.

the nearest way to Babylon, where he is received Holofernes his General against Judea, who layeth

as the lawful Successor to his father's Dominions. fiege to Bechulia, and there hath his head taken off

He causeth to be brought to Babylon what he thinks Dan. I. 2:

2 Chron, by Judith a woman of the tribe of Simeon.

fit of the vessels and furniture of the Temple, and

XXXVI, 643. Amon, aged 22 years, succeedeth his father Ma

2 Kings
placerh them in the house of his God, viz. Belus. .

7 nasseh, and reigneth cwo years. An Idolater indeed xxi. 19. 60g. .

Jehoiakim having lived 3 years in subjection to

2 Kings as his father, but no penitent; he is murdered by 2 Chron.

the King of Babylon, falls off and rebels against

XXIV. I. his own servants.


him. 641. Jossah, a child of 8 years old, succeedeth his fa- 21, 22.

This year (being the second of Nebuchadnezzar's Dan. II. ther Amon, and reigneth 3! years. In his time 2 Kings

reign, taking it as it begun at his Fathers death) lived Jeremiah, and Zephaniah the Prophets, and xxi. 1.

Daniel recovers Nebuchadnezzar's dream, and interHuldah the Prophetess.

2 Chron,

prets it to betoken the four chief Monarchies; 630. his reign he begins a reforma- XXXIV.

whereupon he and his companions are highly adtion in Judah and Jerusalem, and carries it on such

vanced. cessfully.

Nebuchadnezzar fends an army consisting of Chal-

2 Kings
This year he giveth order for the repair of the

deans, Syrians, Moabites and Ammonites, against XXIV. 2. Temple. Hilkiah the High-Priest having found a

Jehoiakim ; these waste the whole country of Jubook of the law, sends it to the King, who hears

dea, and carry away from thence 3023 captives: it read all over to him, and thereupon asketh coun

Jehoiakim alfo is taken prisoner ; whom they put Jerem. fel of Huldah the Prophetess, who prophesieth the


to death, cause his carcase to be drawn out at the XXII. 18. destruction of Jerusalem, but not in his days.

gate of Jerusalem (as was foretold by the Prophet XXXVI. Josiah calleth to him the Elders of Judah and se- 2 Kings

Jeremiah) and leave it without the walls unburied. 30. rufalem, with the Priests and Prophets, caureth the XXIII.

Jehoiachin (called also Conias and Jeconias) at '2 Kings book of the law to be read over before all the peo

18 years of age succeeds his Father Jehoiakim, and XXIV. 8. ple, and reneweth the Covenant between God and

2 Chron.

reigns three months in Jerusalem. his People; he burneth also dead mens bones


Against him Nebuchadnezzar leads an Army, and XXXVI. the altar at Bethel, as was foretold; and keepeth a XXXIV. 2 Chron,


besiegeth Jerusalem ; Jehoiachin with all his Kinmost folemn Paflover.

dred and Courtiers, come out to meet him. NeAt this time a war breaks out becween the King 2 Kings

buchadnezzar makes them all prisoners, enters Jeof Egypt and the King of Assyria. Josiah unadvio XXIII.

rusalem, and takes all the Treasure he can find in sedly engageth in this war against Necho King of


the Temple, and the King's Palace, breaking in Egypt, and is Nain in the valley of Megiddo. The

pieces all the vessels of Gold, and Furniture which Ifaiah good King being thus taken out of the world, whose

Solomon had made for the Temple ; he carrieth XXXIX. life only kept of the Babylonilh Captivity from that


away captive to Babylon, the King, his Mother, nation, not only the People then living bewail'd his Zechar.

Jerem. death, but even in after time, a publick mourning XII. II.

Wives, Courtiers, Magistrates, and iooo able men

out of Jerusalem, leaving none behind but the poorer XXXIV. 1? for him was kept. The Prophet Jeremy also in remembrance thereof, composeth his lamentations,

2 Chron.

sort of people, and out of the country round about, Ezekiel

he carries also away 8000 Artificers ; among the XVII.

XXXV. wherein bewailling the calamities which were shortly

Caprives are Mordecai, and Ezekiel the Priest; Eto befal that people, as present before his eyes, in a


zekiel therefore in his Prophecy reckons the time I. 2, 3. most compassionate manner he points, as it were

Baruc. all along from the beginning of this captivity. An

VI. with his finger, at the death of Josiah, as the fource Lam. IV.

Epistle, said to be Jeremiahs, is now sent to the and original of all those ensuing miseries.

Captives, admonishing them to beware of the Ido-
After the death of Josiah, the people anoint Shal-

latry which they shall see in Babylon. lum, one of his younger sons, to be their King. Af

2 Kings

Nebuchadnezzar before his departure from Jeru- 2 Kings ter three months reign, he is deposed by Pharaoh XXIII.


salem, makes Mattaniah, Jehoiachins fathers brother, Necho, who makes Eliakim his elder brother King 2 Chron.


King, changing his name into Zedekiah. over Julah and Jerufalem, and changes his name


Zedekiah, b. ingin die nei 2 21 year of ge, 2 Chron. im faalim; but Jehozh:- canies alanı



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