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KINGS OF JUDAH. KINGS OF EPHRAIM OR ISRAEL 914891 Jehoshaphat.

897-895 Ahaziah.

(Elisha.)

895–884 Jehoram. 891-884 Joram. 884–883 Abaziah.

884–856 Jehu. 883—877 Interregnum.

(Athaliah.) 877—838 Joash.

856—840 Jehoahaz.

840—825 Joash. 838-811 Amaziah.

825—784 Jeroboam II.
811–759 Uzziah
or Azariah.

784_774 Interregnum.
774 Zachariah.
774 Shallum.
773–763 Menahem.

763_739 Pekah.
759_743 Jotham.
743–728 Ahaz.
(Isaiah.)

739—722 Hoshea.

(Shalmaneser.) 728–699 Hezekiah.

(Sennacherib.) 699—644 Manasseh. 644_642 Amon. 642–611 Josiah.

The Book of the Law discovered.
(Jeremiah, Zephaniah,

Habakkuk.)

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

or Cutheans.

(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.

143

The Jews are freed from paying tribute to Syria; Simo

sovereign prince.
Simon murdered by his son-in-law Ptolemy.

136

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.

70 A.C.

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189, 223, 233, 234
Abana, 470
Abarim, 236
Ahdon, 303
Abel, 7 sg9
Abel-beth-maachah, 403
Abel-meholah, 453, 454
Abel-shittim, 236
Abiah, 329
Abiathar, 362, 372, 395, 408, 414,

419
Abigail, 365, 366
Abihu, 175, 219
Abijah, son of Jeroboam, 442

-, son of Rehoboam, 492
Abimael, 21
Abimelech, a Philistine king, 41,
44, 56

son of Gideon, 296,299
Abinadab, of Kirjath-jearim, 327,
382

son of Saul, 373
Abinoam, 282
Abiram, 228-230
Abishag, 414
Abishai, 367, 377, 387, 396, 399, 403,

405
Abner, 338, 367, 378--380
Abraham, Abram, 23-52
Absalom, 381, 392-400
Accad, 19
Achan, 260, 261
Achiah, 340

Achish, 368, 371
Achor, 261
Achsah, 268
Acrabattine, 593
Adah, 10
Adam, 4 sqq.
Adida, 609
Admah, 29
Adoni-bezek, 275
Adonijah, 381, 408, 409, 413,

414
Adoram, 437
Adriel, 354, 404
Adullam, 360
Agag, 344, 346
Ahab, 445-460
Ahasverus, 544 sqq.
Ahaz, 487, 506, 507
Ahaziah, king of Israel, 460, 461,
476, 477, 478

king of Judah, 497, 498
Ahijah, 435, 442
Ahikam, 517 sqq., 527
Ahimaaz, 395, 398, 400
Ahimelech, 359 sqq.
Ahinoam, wife of Saul, 338

of Jezreel, wife of David, 366,
392
Ahio, 382
Ahitophel, 394, 395 sqq.
Aholiab, 193
Ahuzzath, 56
Ai, 260-262
Ajalon, 342

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