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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.

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TABLES.

I.
PATRIARCHS BEFORE THE FLOOD.
ADAM;

JARED,
SETH,

ENOCH, ENOS,

METHUSALAH, CAINAN,

LAMECK, MAHALEEL,

Noah.

EBER,

REU,

II.
PATRIARCHS AFTER THE FLOOD.
SHEM,

SERUG,

NAHOR,
ARPHAXAD,
SALAH,

TERAH,

ABRAHAM, PELEG,

ISAAC,

JACOB.

III.

TRIBES OF ISRAEL. REUBEN,

ASHER,
SIMEON,

DAN,
NAPHTALI,

BENJAMIN,
JUDAH,
ISSACHAR,

MANASSEI, half tribes. ZeBULUN,

EPHRAIM, S

LEVI,

GAD,

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

| 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,

ЈЕРНтнин, EHUD,

SAMSON, SHAMGAR,

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

VII. KINGS OF ALL ISRAEL. Saul, David, I SOLOMOX. After the death of the latter, the tribes revolted, and formed two separate kingdoms.

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VIII.
KINGS OF ISRAEL.
Reigned !

Reigned 1 JEROBOAM ...

12 JOASH ...... 16) 2 NADAB ....

13 JEROBOAM II. 41 ? 3 BAASHA....

An interregnum of 11) 4 ELAH ......

14 ZECHARIAH 6 5 ZIMRI....

S | 15 SHALLUM .. I 6 OMRI ...... 127 | 16 MENAHEM •. 10 7 ADAB......

17 PEKAIAH : 2 8 AHAZIAH ..

18 Pekah .... 9 JORAM .... 12 An anarchy .... 10 JEHU ...... 28

1 1 9 HoshEA .... 2 11 JEHOAHAZ 17) 1

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 Solonion.

IX. KINGS

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years.

KINGS OF JUDAH.. · Reigned

Réigned 1 REHOBOAM 177 11 JOTHAM 16 2 ABIJAH

3 i 12 AHAZ 3 ASA

41

13 HEZEKIAH
4 JEHOSHAPHAT 25 | 14 MANASSFH
5 JORAM .

15 AMON : 2
6 AHAZIAH

16 JOSIAH 319. TALIAH

17 JEHOAHAZ 3 mon. .8 JOASH

18 JEHOIACHIM 11 yrs. 9 AMAZIAH 29 | 19 JEHOIACHIN 3 mon. 10 UZZIAH 52 ) 1 20 ZEDEKIAH 11 yrs.

In the reign of the last king, the kingdom of Judah · was subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, and carried away

captive into Babylon.

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X KINGS WHO OPPRESSED ISRAEL AND JUDAH BEFORE

THEIR CAPTIVITY. Pul, king of Assyria, whose kingdom was after- wards divided into tluree parts, viz. Assyria, Babylon, and Media.

KINGS OF ASSYRIA. TIGLATII-PILESER, | SENNACHERÍB, SHALMANESER,

Essak-HADDON. The ten tribes were subdued by Sennacherib, and carried away into a strange land by Essar-Haddon his ' son. Several kings succeeded these, but we read no. thing of them in Scripture till the reign of Nebuchad. nezzar, who led the king and people of Judah into captivity, and also conquered Assyria, which was then: added to the Babylonian empire.

JONAH,
Amos,
HoSEA,
ISAIAH,
MICAH,
VOI. IV.

XI.
PROPHETS.

NAHUM,
HABAKKUK,
ZEPHANIAH,
JOEL,
JEREMIAH.

These

These sere 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. JEREMIAT continued,

(he returnDANIEL,

ZECHARIAH,{ed from the EZEKIEL,

( captivity. OBADIAH,

the last of the HAGGAI,

MALACHI, 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.

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. Hle 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,

SOGDIANUS, SMERDIS MAGUS,

DARIUS NOTHUS, DARIUS HYSTASPES, ARTA XERXES MNEMON, XERXES I.

ARTAXERXES OCHUS,
ARTAXERXES LONGIMA- Arses,
NUS,

DARIUS CODOMANUS.

This

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