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REFERENCE.

THE YEARS,

12

2nd. From the Deluge to the vocation of Abra.

ham, are computed as follows:
In the 2nd year after the Deluge Arphaxad
was born to Sem

.Genesis xi. 10
Arphaxad was 35 when his son Sale was born
Sale

30 when his son Heber was
born

14
Heber 34 when his son Phaleg was
born

16 Phaleg 30 when his son Rehu was born

18 Rehu

32 when his son Sarug was
born

20 Sarug

30 when his son Nachor was

born
Nachor 29 when his son Thare was
born

24
Thare 70 when his son Abraham
was born

26 Abraham 75 at the time of his call

xii. 4

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THE YEARS.

xxv, 26

3rd From the Vocation of Abraham to the Deli-
very from Egypt are computed as follows:
25 yrs. after Abraham's vocation
Isaac was born

Gen. xxi. 5
Isaac was

60 when Jacob was born
Jacob 130 when he went to Egypt

where his descendants

dwelt for the space of . 215 .. when they were delivered

by Moses ; the entire Exod. xii. 40 time 430 .. being dated from Abra

ham's going to Egypt soon after his vocation.

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REFERENCB.

THB YEARS.

4th,

From the Delivery out of Egypt to the

Foundation of the Temple (519) years

are computed, as follows:Journeying through the Desert

40 years Deut. i. 3
From the termination of the

journey to the foundation of the
Temple

479 3 Kings vi. 1

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519
This explanation of the text [3 Kings vi. 1]

is deduced from Deut. i. 3; Deut. iv.
45 to 49; and Jud. xi. 26; and is main-

tained by several chronologists.
Moses the Law-giver and first Judge 40 ys. Deut. i. 3.
Josue

25 Josephus
Caleb and ancients

15 Bossuet. Petav. Othoniel

40 Jud. iii. 11 Aod and Samgar

80

30 Deborah

40 Jud. iv. 5, & v. 32 Gedeon

40

viii. 28 Abimelech

3

ix. 22 Thola

23 Jair

22

3 Jepthe

6

xii. 7 Abesan

7

.) Ahialon

10

1 Abeson

8

14 Sampson

20

xv. 20 Heli

40 1 Kings iv. 18 Samuel before Saul

20

vii. 2 Saul the First King

40 Acts xiii. 21 David* .

40 13 Kings ü. 11

X. 2

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* Solomon was associated with his father in the kingdom three years before his death ; he laid the foundaton of the Temple in the second month after his father's death; the fourth year of his reign, if computed from the time of his association, the first of his reign alone.

THE YEARS.

AGE

37 years

5th. From the Foundation of the Temple to the

Return from the Babylonian Captivity,
1st year of the reign of Cyrus, 482 years,

are computed as follows:
Solomon reigned

after the Foundation of the Temple.
The kingdoms of Juda and Israel from the

separation to the Assyrian Captivity
From the Assyrian Captivity to the Babylo-

nian Captivity, in the 11th of Sedecias,
when the remnant of Juda was carried

into captivity
From the Ilth of Sedecias to the ist of

Cyrus, the termination of the 70 years'
captivity, which commenced the 4th of
Joakim

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260 [Note.]–3269, date of the Assyrian Captivity, which terminated the Kingdom of Israel after thad lasted 260 years, having been separated from that of Juda by Jeroboam in the reigu of Hoboam, the son and successor of Solomon.

* Joram was associated with his father in the kingdom between two and three years; as leduced from 4 Kings iii. 1; and 4 Kings viii. 16, 25.

+ Ezechias reigned six years before the captivity and twenty-three after, in all twenty-nine rears.

KINGS OF JUDA AFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SEPARATED KINGDOM OF ISRAEL.

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* 3402 A.M. In this year almost all the people of Juda, who had escaped on former occasions, were carried captive to Babylon.

YEARS.

The Sixth Age includes the reigns of the kings from the first year

of the reign of Cyrus to the 20th of Artaxerxes, when the 70 weeks (of years) foretold by Daniel commence, according to the more common and more probable opinion. Sixty-nine of these weeks, that is 483 years, appear to have elapsed from this time to the Baptism of Christ, which took place when he was thirty years

of age.

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