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During this period, Gon, sent into the world the PRINCE OF PEACE, the promised MESSIAH, whose life and doctrines are contained in the New Testament. Before we begin to read that, it will be proper to peruse the following tables, which will assist the memory in the recollection of the principal revolutions which happened in the Jewish state.

TABLES

TABLES.

I.
PATRIARCHS BEFORE THE FLOOD.
ADAM;

JARED,
Seth,

Enoch, Enos,

METHUSALAH, CAINAN,

LAMECH, MAHALEEL

Noah.

II.
PATRIARCHS AFTER THE FLOOD.
SHEM,

SERUG,
ARPHAXAD,

NAHOR, SALAH,

ТЕКАН,

ABRAHAM,
PELEG,

ISAAC,
Јасов.

ENER,

REU,

REUBEN, SIMEON, LEVI, JUDAI, ISSACHAR, ZEBULUN, GAD,

III.
TRIBES OF ISRAEL.

ASHER,
Dan,
NAPHTALI,
BexJAMIN,
MANASSEUI,
EPHRAIM,

half tribes

IV. JEWISH LAWGIVER, & FIRST HIGH-PRIEST. Moses,

1 Aaron.

V.
LEADER OF THE JEWS AFTER THE DEATH

OF MOSES.
Joshua.

VI. JUDGES • VI. JUDGES OCCASIONALLY RAISED UP TO DE

LIVER ISRAEL FROM THEIR OPPRESSORS. OTHNIEL,

| JEPHTHAH, EHUD,

SAMSON, SHAMGAR,

Eli, also high-priest, DEBORAH and BARAK, SAMUEL, a great prophef. GIDEON,

VII. KINGS OF ALL ISRAEL. SAUL, 1 DAVID, l SOLOMON After the death of the latter, the tribes revolted, and formed two separate kingdoms.

21

days. years.

nio. years.

years.

VIII.
KINGS OF ISRAEL.
Rcigned

Reigned 1 JEROBOAM 17 12 Joash..

...... 16 2 NALAB

2 13 JEROBOAM II. 41 3 BAASHA

An interregnum of 11 ) 4 ELAH

21

14 ZECHARIAH 6 5 ZIMRI

7 S 15 SHALLUM 1 6 OMRI

12

16 MENAHEM 10 7 ADAB

22 17 PEKAIAH 2 8 AHAZIAH 2

18 PEKAH

20 9 JORAM

12 An anarchy 9 10 Jehu

28 19 HOSHEA 11 JEHOAH AZ 17

In the reign of the last king, the ten tribes, of which the kingdoni of Israel consisted, were taken by the Assyrians, and carried away captive. The kingdom of Judah, composed of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, the Levites, and such remnants of the ten tribes as escaped the captivity, still subsisted under the government of the following monarchs from the death of Solonon.

IX. KINGS

years.

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55

years.

IX.
KINGS OF JUDAH.
Reigned

Reigned 1 REHOBOAM 177

11 JOTHAM

16 2 ABIJAH

3
12 AHAZ

16 3 ASA

41
13 HEZEKIAH

29
4 JEHOSHAPHAT 25 14 MANASSEH
5 JORAM

8
15 AMON

2 6 AHAZIAH 1

16 JOSIAH

31 7 ATHALIAH 6

17 JEHOA HAZ 8 Joash

40
18 JEHOIACHIM 11

yrs. 9 AMAZIAH 29

19 JEHOIACHIN 3 mon. 10 UZZIAH

20 ZEDEKIAH In the reign of the last king, the kingdom of Judah was subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, and carried away captive into Babylon.

years.

3 mon.

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11 yrs.

X. KINGS WHO OPPRESSED ISRAEL AND JUDJU BEFORE

THEIR CAPTIVITY. Pul, king of Assyria, whose kingdom was afterwards divided into three parts, viz. Assyria, Babylon, and Media.

KINGS OF ASSYRIA. TIGLATII-PILESER, SENNACHERÍB, SHALMANEŠER, .

Essar-HADDON. The ten tribes were subdued by Sennacherib, and carried

away into a strange land by Essar-Haddon his

Several kings succeeded these, but we read nothing of them in Scripture till the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, who led the king and people of Judah into captivity, and also conquered Assyria, which was then added to the Babylonian empire.

son.

JONAH,
AMOS,
-HOSEA,
ISAIAH,

Місін,
VOI. IV.

XI.
· PROPHETS.

Nahum,
HABAKKUK,
ZEPHANIAH,
JOEL,
JEREMIAH.

These

These were sent, during the reigns of the kings of Judah and Israel, to warn them and the people to depart from their sins, and to promise blessings to the faithful. JEREMIAH continued,

he returnDANIEL,

ZECHARIAH, ed from the EZEKIEL,

captivity. OBADIAH,

S HAGGAI,

LALACHI,

prophets. These prophesied after the Jews were carried into captivity, till prophecy ceased. They comforted the people during their absence from their own land, and foretold their return, and the fate of various nations, also a great deliverance by the Messiah.

MAL

{ tprophetische

XII. KINGS OF BABYLON AND ASSYRIA, TO. WHOM THE

ISRAELITES WERE IN SUBJECTION. NEBUCHADNEZZAR,

NERIGLISSAR, EVIL-MERODACH,

BELSHAZZAR. LABOROSO ARCHOD,

This last king was subdued by Cyrus king of Persia, who put an end to the Assyrian monarchy, and founded the Persian. He permitted the Jews to return to their own land, and be governed by their own law, but they were still dependent on Persia.

XIII. KINGS OF PERSIA, TO WHOM THE ISRAELITES WERE

IN SUBJECTION AFTER THE DEATH OF CYRUS. CAMBYSES,

SOGDIANIS, SMERDIS Magus,

DARIUS NOTHUS, DARIUS HYST ASPES, ARTAXERXES MNEMON, XERXES I.

ARTAXERXES OCHUS,
ARTAXERXES LONGIMA-

ARSES,
NUS,

DARIUS CODOMANUS.

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