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SHOWING THEIR ORDER, LENGTH OF REIGNS, CONTEM•
PORARY KINGS OF JUDAH AND ISRAEL AFTER THE DIVISION, ETC.
Showing when and about how long they prophesied.
ELIJAH AND ELISHA were B. C.
prophets of “Israel” 900..
(northern kingdom) in the reigns of Ahab, Ahaziah, Jehoram, Jehu, Jehoahaz, and Jehoash. (See Table of Kings.)
JONAH lived in the reign B.C.
of Jeroboam II. (2 Kings Jonah, 850........... 840–780.**.
xiv. 25), when Pul was probably king at Nineveh. The date 862 B. C. in margin of English Bibles is incorrect.
Joel is placed by some Joel. Amos.
810-795. 810-784. writers fifty years earlier, Hosea. B. C. 800-723.
but, as Dr. Pusey shows, 8000).......
withoxt sufficient reason.
Amos is supposed by Pusey to have begun to pro
phesy after Hosea, and to Isaiah.
have closed his work long 765-698. Micah.
before the end of llosea's. 758-710.
But Hosoa, according to B.C. 750.......
Pusey, prophesied over seventy years, or from 795 to 723 B.C. Hence he would
place Amos from 790 to 784 Nahum. B.C. But since he offers no 720-698.
facts to support his supposi
tiou as to the beginning of B.C. 700 ...................
Amos' prophetic work, the 86
common date is retained.
ZEPAANIAH's work ended, Zephaniah. IIaliakknk. 645-625. 645-625.
according to Pusey, in 627 Jeremiah. 638-585
HABAKKUK is placed by Keil 650-628, and by Henderson in 606 B. C.; but
Pusey holds to the com
Daniel. B. C.
monly-received date, 615600....
OBADIAH has been assigned dates six hundred years apart by German critics, and two hundred years apart by English writers.
Pusey places him 787 B, C., B.C. 550
Keil 889–884 B.C., Henderson 590 B. C. As these are all conjectural, the date in
English Bibles is retained Zechariah.
in the Table,
This Table is compiled from the latest works of Angus, Smith, Henderson, Keil, Pusey, etc., etc. Especial aid has been derived from Angns' Bible Hand-book and Pusey's Minor Prophets. The dates nainly coincide with those usually given in the margin of English Bibles. The deviations from these are noted, and have only been made on the authority of trustworthy writers.