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trophe, taken from an American paper put into my hands, a short time ago, by a gentleman from New York :
England, fair Island Queen ! across thy brow
CHRONOLOGY of the PROPHETIC SCRIPTURES
AS EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED IN THIS WORK.
of 430 years.
Grant to him and his posterity of the land of
The commencement of the“ First prophetical Period," 1891 Isaac mocked by Ishmael, and the latter
banished by Abraham from his house.
Drying up of the Red Sea.
The termination of the “ First prophetical Period,”
of 430 and 400 years.
king of Judah, with the intention of remov-
The commencement of the “Second Period,” of 65
who, after defeating his enemies, lead a part
731. Shalmaneser king of Assyria invades Israel. 727 Shalmaneser takes Samaria, the capital of the
kingdom of Israel, and carries the people away captive.
This forms the first commencement of the “ Fifth
Period,” or of the 2520 years' captivity of Israel. 724. Shalmaneser again invades Israel in consequence of Hoshea refusing to pay
tribute. 722. Shalmaneser again takes Samaria. 714. Sennacherib king of Assyria invades Judah,
but, appeased by a tribute, returns. 710. Sennacherib again invades Judah, and finding
that Egypt had formed an alliance to assist
Hezekiah, he goes to reduce that kingdom. 708. Sennacherib suddenly stopped in his career of
conquest by the miraculous destruction of his
army before Jerusalem. 679-6 ...... Esarhaddon carries away the small remnant of
Israel, which remained after Shalmaneser's invasion, into Assyria, and thus totally and finally destroys the kingdom of Israel from being a nation.
1. This event forms the termination of the “ Second Period,” of 65 years.
2. It forms the second commencement of the “ Fifth
Period,” of the 2520 years of Israel's captivity. Esarhaddon also invades Judea, and carries Manasseh into captivity.
This may be considered to form a first commencement of the 2520 years' application to Judah ; and it is remarkable that it was not a captivity of the people, as was the case with Israel, but it was the captivity of the
GENTILES.” 606 ...... Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon and Assyria,
invades Judea, takes Jerusalem, and carries captive a great number of Jews.
This event forms the first commencement of the “ Third Period,” consisting of the 70 years' Babylonish
captivity. 603. Jehoiakim revolts from Nebuchadnezzar. 602-1 Jehoiakim is re-conquered, removed from the
throne, and, dying soon after, is succeeded by his son Jehoiachin, who is carried to Babylon, and remains in captivity many years. till his death. The crown was thus finally removed from Judah, and the so
THE TIMES OF THE B.C.
vereignty given into the hands of the Gentiles.
This great event forms the full commencement of the Fifth Period,” of 2520 years, in its application to the kingdom of Judah.
It is the time of the full setting up of the great image in its head of gold, which signifies the Babylonian monarchy.
It forms the first appearance of the other symbolical vision of the four great monarchies, which represents this
empire as a lion with eagles' wings. 588 Jerusalem re-taken and destroyed by Nebu
chadnezzar, the temple burnt, and the remainder of the Jews carried into captivity.
This forms the second commencement of the “ Third Period,” consisting of the 70 years of the Babylonish
captivity. Babylon is taken by Cyrus, Belshazzar the king slain, the empire overturned, and the Persian, or the second general, monarchy established.
The breasts and arms of silver of Nebuchadnezzar's great image.
The bear with three ribs between its teeth of Daniel's vision of the wild beasts. Edict of Cyrus for the return of the Jews from
Babylon to their own land, under the con-
This event forms the first termination of the “ Third
the more complete return of the Jews to ·
The second termination of the “ Third Period,” or
the 70 years' captivity in Babylon. 508. The second of the “ seven heads of Rome
established, by the overthrow of the kingly authority and the appointment of two annual Consuls, or a republican form of govern
ment. 493. Dictators introduced in the government of
Rome, forming the “third head." 480. Xerxes king of Persia stirs up the realm of
Greece against him by his invasion of that
country. 457-6 Celebrated decree of Artaxerxes Longimanus
king of Persia to Ezra, denominated “the
going forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem.”
1. The commencement of the “ Fourth Period," or the 490 years' prophecy of Daniel, to the death of Christ.
2. The commencement of the “ Sixth Period,” or the 2300 years, to the restoration of the Jews and cleansing
of the sanctuary. 451. The “ fourth head'
of the Roman government established, by the appointment of the
Decemviri. 444. Second edict of Artaxerxes, given to Nehe
miah, for re-building the walls of Jerusalem. 421. The " fifth head” of the government of
Rome established, by the appointment of
Military Tribunes. 331
The Persian monarchy overturned by Alex
ander the Great; Darius Codomanus, the
The belly and thighs of brass of Nebuchadnezzar's great image.
The leopard with four wings, having four horns, of Daniel's vision of the wild beasts.
The decisive conflict between the ram and he-goat, or
between the kings of Persia and Greece. 168 The Grecian monarchy overturned by the con
quest of Macedon; Perseus, the last king, being deposed and carried away captive by the Roman consul. By this event the Roman, or fourth and last general, monarchy of the Gentiles was established.
The legs of iron, and feet and toes of iron and clay, of Nebuchadnezzar's great image.
The beast with great iron teeth, devouring and stamping on the residue with his feet, and having ten
horns, and among them a little horn, also seven heads. 167. The persecuting edict of Antiochus Epiphanes
against the Jews.
The revolt of the Maccabees. 63. The Jews become tributary to the Romans, on
Jerusalem being taken by Pompey. 27. The “ sixth head,” or Imperial form of govern
ment, established in Rome, in the person of Octavius Cæsar, surnamed by the senate Augustus.