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CHAP. XIV.

Of the war of Troy.

Sect. I. Of the genealogy of the kings of Troy, with a note

touching the ancient poets how they have observed historical

truth.

441

Sect. II. Of the rape of Helen ; and strength of both sides for

the war.

448

Sect. III. Of the Grecians' journey, and embassage to Troy; and

of Helena's being detained in Egypt; and of the sacrificing of
Iphigenia.

451
Sect. IV. Of the acts of the Grecians at the siege.

453

CHAP. XVI.

Of Saul.

Sect. I. Of the deliberation to change the government into a

kingdom.

471

Sect. II. Of the election of Saul.

475
Sect. III. Of the establishing of Saul by his first victories. 478
Sect. IV. Of Saul's disobedience in his proceedings in the wars

with the Philistines and Amalekites, which caused his final re-
jection.

481

Sect. V. Of the occurrents between the rejection of Saul and his

death.

486

Sect. VI. Of such as lived with Samuel and Saul; of Hellen and

Hercules, and of their issues: upon occasion of the Dores,
with the Heraclidæ, entering Peloponnesus about this time.

489
Sect. VII. Of Homer and Hesiod, and many changes in the
world that happened about this age.

494

CH AP. XVII.

Of David.

Sect. I. Of David's estate in the time of Saul.

498
Sect. II. Of the beginning of David's reign, and the war made
by Abner for Ishbosheth.

501
Sect. III. Of the death of Abner slain by Joab, and of Ishbosheth
by Rechab and Baanah.

503
Sect. IV. Of the flourishing time of David's kingdom, the taking

of Jerusalem, with two overthrows given to the Philistines, and
the conduction of the ark to the city of David.

504
Sect. V. The overthrow of the Philistines and Moabites.

507
508

Sect. VI. The war which David made upon the Syrians.
Sect. VII. Of David's troubles in his reign, and of his forces. 512
Sect. VIII. Of the last acts of David ; Adonijah’s faction; the
revenge upon Joab and Shimei.

522
Sect. IX. Of the treasures of David and Solomon.

527
Sect. X. Of the Philistines, whom David absolutely mastered ;
and of sundry other contemporaries with David.

533

560

CHAP. XIX.

Of Salomon's successors until the end of Jehosaphat.
Sect. I. Of Rehoboam's beginnings : the defection of the ten
tribes, and Jeroboam's idolatry.

556
Sect. II. Of Rehoboam's impiety, for which he was punished by

Sesac; of his end and contemporaries.
Sect. III. Of the great battle between Jeroboam and Abijah, with

a corollary of the examples of God's judgments.
Sect. IV. Of Asa and his contemporaries.

564
Sect. V. Of the great alteration falling out in the ten tribes dur-
ing the reign of Asa.

567

Sect. VI. A conjecture of the causes hindering the reunion of

Israel with Juda, which might have been effected by these

troubles.

570

Sect. VII. Of Jehoshaphat and his contemporaries.

562

CHAP. XX.

Of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, and Ahaziah.
Sect. I. That Jehoram was made king sundry times.

581
Sect. II. Probable conjectures of the motives inducing the old

king Jehoshaphat to change his purpose often, in making his
son Jehoram king.

584
Sect. III. The doings of Jehoram when he reigned alone; and
the rebellion of Edom and Libna.

586

Sect. IV. Of the miseries falling upon Jeboram, and of his

death.

589

Sect. V. Of the reign of Ahaziah, and his business with the king

of Israel.

593

Sect. VI. How Ahaziah perished with the house of Ahab; and

how that family was destroyed by Jehu.

594

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