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KINGS OF JUDAH. KINGS OF EPHRAIM OR ISRAEL 914891 Jehoshaphat.
895–884 Jehoram. 891-884 Joram. 884–883 Abaziah.
884–856 Jehu. 883—877 Interregnum.
(Athaliah.) 877—838 Joash.
840—825 Joash. 838-811 Amaziah.
825—784 Jeroboam II.
(Shalmaneser.) 728–699 Hezekiah.
(Sennacherib.) 699—644 Manasseh. 644_642 Amon. 642–611 Josiah.
The Book of the Law discovered.
Battle of Megiddo. 611 Jehoahaz or Shallum. 611–599 Joiakim. (Nebuchadnezzar.) 599 Jehoiachin. 599–588 Zedekiah. 588 Destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar.
588–538 The Jews under Babylonian rule.
(Daniel, Ezekiel, the second Isaiah.) 588–560 Gedaliah, Chaldean Governor of Judah. 560 Gedaliah murdered.
Emigration of the Jews from Palestine into Egypt. 538 Babylon conquered by Cyrus. 538–332 The Jews under Persian rule. 538 Many Jews return to Palestine by permission of Cyrus.
Zerubbabel. 536 Building of the second Temple commenced. Samaritans
(Haggai, Zechariah.) 516 The Temple completed. 478 Esther queen ; Mordecai. 458 Ezra the Scribe leads a colony of Jews from Persia to
Palestine ; strict reforms. 444 Nehemiah sent by King Artaxerxes as Governor to Judea.
The town and the walls rebuilt; new organisation.
Sanballat. 432 Nehemiah returned to Persia.
(Malachi, the last prophet.) 332—164 The Jews under Macedonian, Egyptian, and Syrian rule. 312 Ptolemy (I.) Lagi, satrap of Egypt, conquers Palestine after
the battle of Gaza. 301 Ptolemy gains another victory in the battle of Ipsus. 283 The Greek or Septuagint translation of the Old Testament
commenced in Alexandria, under Ptolemy (II. )Phila
delphus. 203 Antiochus (III.) the Great, king of Syria, takes Palestine
and Phoenicia. 170 Antiochus (IV.) Epiphanes plunders the Temple in Jerusalem and massacres many
Jews. 167 A Syrian army under Heliodorus occupies Jerusalem; the
Temple desecrated. Revolt under Mattathias. 167—161 Judas Maccabæus leader of the Jews. 164 Jerusalem retaken by the Jews; the Temple consecrated
(25th of Kislev). 161 Judas killed in battle. 161-143 His brother Jonathan leader. 143 Jonathan made prisoner by Tryphon. 143_136 His brother Simon leader.
The Jews are freed from paying tribute to Syria; Simo
136–105 John Hyrcanus prince and High-priest. 105–104 Aristobulus I. king of the Jews. 104 78 Alexander Jannai king. 78— 69 Alexandra, his wife, queen; her son Hyrcanus High-priest. 69— 63 Aristobulus, her second son, king; disputes and war with
Hyrcanus ; Pompey the Great decided in farour of the
latter. 63— 40 Hyrcanus II. ethnarch of Judea. 37— 3 A.C. Herod the Great, the Idumaan.
Jerusalem taken and the Temple burnt by Titus.
AARON, pp. 117, 123 899., 187-
189, 223, 233, 234
-, son of Rehoboam, 492
son of Gideon, 296,299
son of Saul, 373
Achish, 368, 371
king of Judah, 497, 498
of Jezreel, wife of David, 366,