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Sect. V. How Joash was shamefully beaten by the Aramites, and

of his death.

629

Sect. VI. Of the princes living in the time of Joash ; of the time
when Carthage was built; and of Dido.

632
Sect. VII. The beginning of Amaziah's reign. Of Joash king of
Israel, and Elisha the prophet.

634

Sect. VIII. Of Amaziah's war against Edom; his apostasy, and

overthrow by Joash.

637

Sect. IX. A discourse of the reasons hindering Joash from uniting

Juda to the crown of Israel, when he had won Jerusalem, and

held Amaziah prisoner. The end of Joash's reign. 643

Sect. X. The end of Amaziah's reign and life.

648

Sect. XI. Of the interregnum or vacancy that was in the king-

dom of Juda after the death of Amaziah.

652

Sect. XII. Of princes contemporary with Amaziah, and more

particularly of Sardanapalus.

CHAP. XXIII.

Of Uzziah.

Sect. I. The prosperity of Uzziah, and of Jeroboam the second,

who reigned with him in Israel. Of the anarchy that was in
the ten tribes after the death of Jeroboam. Of Zachariah, Sal-
lum, Menahem, and Pekahia.

658

Sect. II. The end of Uzziah's reign and life.

663

Sect. III. Of the prophets which lived in the time of Uzziah ;

and of princes then ruling in Egypt, and in some other coun-

tries.

665

Sect. IV. Of the Assyrian kings descending from Phul; and whe-

ther Phul and Belosus were one person, or heads of sundry fa-

milies, that reigned apart in Nineveh and Babylon.

Sect. V. Of the Olympiads, and the time when they began. 685

Sect. VI. Of Jotham and his contemporaries.

691

Sect. VII. Of Ahaz and his contemporaries.

692

CHAP. XXIV.

Of the antiquities of Italy, and foundation of Rome in the time

of Ahaz.
Sect. I. Of the old inhabitants, and of the name of Italy.

697
Sect. II. Of the aborigines, and other inhabitants of Latium, and
of the reason of the names of Latini and Latium.

700

CHAP. XXVI.

Of the kings that reigned in Egypt, between the deliverance of

Israel from thence and the reign of Ezekias in Juda, when

Egypt and Juda made a league against the Assyrians.
Sect. I. That many names of Egyptian kings, found in history,

are like to have belonged only to viceroys. An example proving

this out of William of Tyre's History of the Holy War. 729
Sect. II. Of Acherres, whether he were Uchoreus that was the

eighth from Osymandyas. Of Osymandyas and his tomb. 735
Sect. III. Of Cherres, Armeus, Ramesses, and Amenopbis. Of
Myris, and the lake that bears his name.

737
Sect. IV. Of kings that reigned in the dynasty of the Larthes. 739
Sect. V. Of Egyptian kings whose names are found scattering in

sundry authors, their times being not recorded. The kings of

Egypt, according to Cedrenus. Of Vaphres and Sesac. 742
Sect. VI. Of Chemmis, Cheops, Cephrenes, and other kings re-

cited by Herodotus and Diodorus Siculus, which reigned be-
tween the times of Rehoboam and Ezekias.

745

Sect. VII. Of Sethon who reigned with Ezekias, and sided with

him against Sennacherib.

751
CHAP. XXVII.

Of Manasses, and his contemporaries.

Sect. I. The wickedness of Manasses. His imprisonment, re-

pentance, and death.

756

Sect. II. Of troubles in Egypt following the death of Sethon.

The reign of Psammiticus.

757

Sect. III. What reference these Egyptian matters might have to

the imprisonment and enlargement of Manasses. In what part
of his reign Manasses was taken prisoner.

762
Sect. IV. Of the first and second Messenian wars, which were in
the reigns of Ezekias and Manasses, kings of Juda.

766

Sect. V. Of the kings that were in Lydia and Media while Ma-

nasses reigned. Whether Deioces the Mede were that Ar-

phaxad which is mentioned in the book of Judith. Of the

history of Judith.

775

Sect. VI. Of other princes and actions that were in these times.

779

CHAP. XXVIII.

Of the times from the death of Manasses to the destruction of

Jerusalem.

Sect. I. Of Ammon and Josias.

784
Sect. II. Of Pharaoh Necho, that fought with Josias : of Jehoahaz
and Jehoiakim, kings of Juda.

789
Sect. III. Of the kings of Babylon and Media. How it came to

pass that the kings of Babel could not give attendance on their

business in Syria, which caused them to lose that province. 793
Sect. IV. The great expedition of the Scythians, who ruled in

Asia eight and twenty years.

§. 1. The time of this expedition.

797

§. 2. What nations they were that brake into Asia, with the cause

of their journey.

799

§. 3. Of the Cimmerians' war in Lydia.

802
§. 4. The war of the Scythians in the higher Asia.

806
Sect. V. Of princes living in divers countries in these ages. 811
Sect. VI. The oppression of Judæa, and destruction of Jerusalem
by the Chaldeans.

813

THE FIRST PART

OF THE

HISTORY

OF THE

W ORL L D:

INTREATING OF THE

TIMES FROM THE BIRTH OF ABRAHAM TO THE

DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON.

BOOK II.

CHAP. I.

Of the time of the birth of Abraham; and of the use of

this question for the ordering of the story of the Assyrian empire.

SECT. I.

Of some of the successors of Semiramis ; with a brief transition to

the question, about the time of the birth of Abraham. AFTER the death of Semiramis, Ninias or Zameis succeeded her in the empire, on whom Berosus Annianus bestows the conquest of Bactria, and the overthrow of Zoroaster, contrary to Diodorus, Justin, Orosius, and all other approved writers. For Ninias being esteemed no man of war at all, but altogether feminine, and subjected to ease and delicacy, there is no probability in that opinion. Now because there was nothing performed by this Ninias of

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any moment, other than that out of jealousy he every year changed his provincial governors, and built colleges for the Chaldean priests, his astronomers; nor by Arius his successor, whom Suidas calleth Thuras; but that he reduced again the Bactrians and Caspians, revolted, as it seemeth, in Ninias's time; nor of Aralius, the successor of Arius, but that he added sumptuosity, invented jewels of gold and stone, and some engines for the war; I will for this pass them over, and a while follow Abraham, whose ways are warrantable, (till we meet these Assyrians again in this story,) by whom, and by whose issues we shall best give date to the kings of Babylon; Abraham living at once with Ninus, Ninias, Semiramis, Arius, Aralius, and Xerxes, or Balanius. For otherwise, if we seek to prove things certain by the uncertain, and judge of those times, which the scriptures set us down without error, by the reigns of the Assyrian princes, we shall but patch up the story at adventure, and leave it in the same confusion in which to this day it hath remained. For where the scriptures do not help us, (as Plut. in Theseo,) Mirum non est in rebus antiquis historiam non constare ; “ No marvel if then in “ things very ancient, history want assurance."

The better therefore to find out in what age of the world, and how long these Assyrian kings reigned, as also for other good causes, we must first assure the time of Abraham's birth, and in what year the same happened after the flood. Now since all agree that the forty-third year of Ninus was the birth year of Abraham, by proving directly out of the scriptures, in what year after the flood the birth of Abraham happened, we shall thereby set all the rest in

But of this time there is much jangling between those chronologers which follow the Hebrew account; and others; the most part making 292 or 293 years, others 352 years between Abraham's birth and the flood; a matter often disputed, but never concluded.

Archilochus de Temporibus (as we find him in Annius,) makes but 250 years from the flood to Ninus; then seeing that Abraham was born in the forty-third year of Ninus,

square and order.

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