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flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offer- phet; neither did all the kings of Israel keep ings, for all that were present, to the number of such a passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel that these were of the king's substance.

were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 8 And his princes gave willingly unto the 19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jopeople, to the priests, and to the Levites: Hil- siah was this passover kept. kiah, and Zechariah, and Jehiel, rulers of the 20 T - After all this, when Josiah A. M. 3394. house of God, gave unto the priests for the pass- had prepared the b temple, Necho king An Olymp. over offerings two thousand and six hundred of Egypt came up to fight against Ante Urbie small cattle, and three hundred oxen.

Charchemish by Euphrates; and Jo- Conditæ 14. 9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah, and Netha- siah went out against him. neel, his brethren, and Hashabiah, and Jeiel, and 21 But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, Jozabad, chief of the Levites, m gave unto the What have I to do with thee, thou king of JuLevites for passover offerings five thousand dah? I come not against thee this day, but small cattle, and five hundred oxen.

against · the house wherewith I have war; for 10 So the service was prepared, and the priests God commanded me to make haste: forbear thee "stood in their place, and the Levites in their from meddling with God, who is with me, that courses, according to the king's commandment. he destroy thee not.

11 And they killed the passover, and the priests 22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face o sprinkled the blood from their hands, and the from him, but a disguised himself, that he might Levites p flayed them.

fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words 12 And they removed the burnt-offerings, that of Necho, e from the mouth of God, and came to they might give according to the divisions of the fight in the valley of Megiddo. families of the people, to offer unto the Lord, as 23. And the archers shot at King Josiah; and it is written in the book of Moses. And so did the king said to his servants, Have me away; they with the oxen.

for I am sore wounded. 13 And they 'roasted the passover with fire 24 & His servants therefore took him out of according to the ordinance: but the other holy that chariot, and put him in the second chariot offerings • sod they in pots, and in caldrons, and that he had, and they brought him to Jerusalem, in pans, and divided thein speedily among all and he died, and was buried in one of the the people.

sepulchres of his fathers. And all Judah and 14 And afterward they made ready for them- Jerusalem mourned for Josiah. selves, and for the priests; because the priests 25 | And Jeremiah « lamented for Josiah; and the sons of Aaron were busied in offering of all the singing men and the singing women burnt-offerings and the fat until night; therefore spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the mand made them an ordinance in Israel: and bepriests the sons of Aaron.

hold, they are written in the Lamentations. 15 And the singers, the sons of Asaph, were 26 | Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and in their place, according to the commandment his goodness, according to that which was of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun written in the law of the LORD, the king's seer; and the porters waited at 27 And his deeds, first and last, behold, they every gate; they might not depart from their are written in the book of the kings of Israel and service; for their brethren the Levites prepared Judah. for them.

CHAPTER XXXVI. 16 So all the service of the LORD was pre-Jenoahna moking.com he death of his father Jonet tamil reigns only three months, 1; pared the same day, to keep the passover, and his stead, who reigns wickelly elecen years, and is dethroned, anh led captive to to offer burnt-offerings upon the altar of the LORD, according to the commandment of King

against Nebuchadnezzar, and he and his people cast all the fear of God bebin their Josiah. 17 And the children of Israel that were pre

King of Persia, makes a proclamation to rebuild the temple of the Lord. 22, 23. fente keptunhea pane vere at that time, and the THEN the people of the land took

18 And there was no passover like to that made him king in his father's stead in condita 111 kept in Israel from the days of Samuel the pro- Jerusalem. | Heb. offered.-m Heb. offered. -n Ezra 6. 18.- Ch. 29, 2-p See Ch. 29. 34. a 2 Kings 23. 29. Jer. 46.2 1 Esd. 1. 25,- Heb houre.-c Heb. the house of my

war- Sol Kings 22 34-IEL 1. 26. - Heb marle sick. 1 Kings 22.34 - 2 herorun. Heb. station -, Pehron 25. 7. &c.awi Chron. 9. 17, 18. ** 20.14,

Kings 23 31.-h Or, among the sepulchres-i Zech. 12 11 - Laun 4. 20-1 Bee &c.-x Heb found.--, Exod. 12. 16. & 13. 6. Chap. 30. 21.-22 Kings 2. 22, 2. Matt. 9. 23.-- Jer. 2. 20.-n Heb. kindnesses.-02 Kings 23.30, &c. 1 Eml. I. 31, &e.

For an ample account of this passover, and the reforma- who attended his master to the war. See the note on 2 tion that was then made, see on 2 Kings xxiii. 1, &c. and Kings, ch. xxii. 20. the places marked in the margin.

Verse 25. Behold, they are written in the Lamenta. Verse 11. They killed the passover] The people them- tions.) The Hebrews had poetical compositions for all selves might slay their own paschal lambs, and then present great and important events, military songs, songs of tri. the blood to the priests, that they might sprinkle it before umph, epithalamia or marriage odes, funeral elegies, the altar: and the Levites flayed them, and made them &c. Several of these are preserved in different parts of ready for dressing.

the historical books of Scripture; and these were generally Verse 18. There was no passover like to that] That made by prophets or inspired men. That composed on which distinguished this passover from all the former was, the tragical end of this good king, by Jeremiah, is nou says Calmet, the great liberality of Josiah, who distributed lost. The Targum says, "Jeremiah bewailed Josiah to his people a greater number of victims than either with a great lamentation; and all the chiefs and matrons David or Solomon had done.

sing these lamentations concerning Josiah to the present day; Verse 20. Necho king of Egypt) Pharoah the lame, and it was a statute in Israel annually to be wail Joziah. Bays the Targum.

Behold, these are written in the Book of Lamentations, Verse 21. God commanded me to make haste) The which Baruch wrote down from the mouth of Jeremiah.” Targum gives a curious turn to this and the following Verse 27. And his deeds, first and last] "The former verse; “My idol commanded me to make haste : refrain, things which he did in his childhood, and the latter things therefore, from me and my idol which is with me, that he which he did in his youth; and all the judgments, which betray theo not. When he heard him mention his idol, he he pronounced from his eighth year, when he came to the would not go back; and he hearkened not unto the words kingdom, to his eighteenth, when he was grown up, and of Necho, which he spake concerning his idol.” Here is began to repair the sanctuary of the Lord; and all that he the rabbinical ercuse for the conduct of Josiah.

brought of his substance to the hand of judgment and Verse 24. The second chariot] Perhaps this means no purged both the house of Israel and Judah from all unmore than they took Josiah out of his own chariot, and cleanness; behold, they are written in the Book of the put him into another, either for secrecy, or becanse his Kings of the house of Israel, and of the house of Judah." own had been disabled. The chariot into which he was Targum. These general histories are lost; but in the put might have been that of the officer, or aid-de-camp, I Books of Kings and Chronicles we have the leading facts.

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2 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old ( his heart from turning unto the LORD God of when he began to reign, and he reigned three Israel. months in Jerusalem.

14 | Moreover, all the chief of the priests 3 And the king of Egypt pput him down at and the people transgressed very much after all Jerusalem, and condemned the land in a hun- the abominations of the heathen; and polluted dred talents of silver, and a talent of gold. the house of the LORD, which he had hallowed

4 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his in Jerusalem. brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and 15 i And the LORD God of their fathers sent turned his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took to them k by his messengers, rising up ! betimes, Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to and sending; because he had compassion on his Egypt.

people, and on his dwelling-place: 5 Jehoiakim was twenty and five 16 But they mocked the messengers of God, years old when he began to reign, and and despised his words, and omisused his he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: prophets, until the p wrath of the Lord arose

and he did that which was evil in the against his people, till there was no remedy. A M. 297. sight of the Lord his God.

17 Therefore he brought upon 6 Against him came up Nebuchad- them the king of the Chaldees, who

nezzar king of Babylon, and bound him • slew their young men with the Conditz 117. in fetters, to carry him to Babylon. sword in the house of their sanc

7 w Nebuchadnezzar also carried of tuary, and had no compassion upon young man the vessels of the house of the LORD or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: to Babylon, and put them in his temple he gave them all into his hand. at Babylon.

18 · And all the vessels of the 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jeho-house of God, great and small, and B. C.610-599. iakim, and his abominations which he the treasures of the house of the

did, and that which was found in him, | Lord, and the treasures of the king,

behold, they are written in the book of and of his princes; all these he brought to Bathe kings of Israel and Judah: and » Jehoiachin bylon. his son reigned in his stead.

19 u And they burnt the house of God, and 91. Jehoiachin was eight years old brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all when he began to reign, and he reign- the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all

ed three months and ten days in Jeru- the goodly vessels thereof. Continue the salem ; and he did that which was evil. 20 And them that had escaped in the sight of the LORD.

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10 And when the year was expired, * King Babylon; where they were servants.
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of the LORD, and made a Zedekiah his brother 21 To fulfil the word of the Lord
king over Judah and Jerusalem.

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22 | Now in the first year of Cy12 And he did that which was evil in the sight rus king of Persia, that the word of of the Lord his God, and humbled not himself the LORD spoken by the mouth of before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the Jeremiah might be accomplished, mouth of the LORD.

the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king 13 And / he also rebelled against King Ne- of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughbuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by out all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, God: but he bi stiffened his eck, and hardened saying, Heb. removed him-q 1 Esdras 1. 36.-r Heb. mulcted. -$2 Kings 23 36, 37. I That is, continually and carefully-in Jer. 5. 12, 13. -- Prov. 1. 5. - Jes , , . . ,

32 3. & 36. 6. Matt. 23. 34.-- Po 74. 1. & 79. 5.- Heb. hecking - Data 19. & 36. 30.-W 2 Kings 21. 13. Dan 11, 2. & 5. 2-x Or, Jeconiah, I Chron. 3 16. Or, Coniah, Jer. 22. 21.-y 2 Kings 24.8.-. IIeb, at the return of the year. a 2 Kings 24. 10-17.- Dan. 1.'1, 2 & 3.2-c Heb. vessela of desire. Or, Mat

26. 34, 35, 13. Dan. 9. 2-a Lev. 25. 4, 5.-- Ezra I. 1.- Jer 1, B & B 44.4.-- Heb. by the hand of his mereengers. NOTES ON CHAPTER XXXVI.

in the place of the worship of their Maker! After bearVerse 1. Took Jehoahaz] It seems that after Necho ing with them long, the divine mercy gare them up, as harl discomfited Josiah, he proceeded immediately against their case was utterly hopeless. They sinned till there Charchemish; and in the interim, Josiah dying of his was no remedy. wounds, the people made his son king:

Verse 19. They burnt the house of God) Here was an Verse 3. The king of Egypt put him down] He now end to the temple ; the most superb and costly editice ever considered Judah to be conquered and tribulary to him; erected by man. and, because the people had set up Jehoahaz without his Brake down the wall of Jerusalem] So it ceased to be consent, he dethroned him: and put his brother in his a fortified city. place; perhaps for no other reason, but to show his supre Burnt all the palaces] So it was no longer a duellingmacy. For other particulars, see the notes on 2 Kings place for kings or great men. xxiii. 31-35.

Destroyed all the goodly vessels] Beat up all the silver Verse 6. Came up Nebuchadnezzar) See the notes on and gold into masses, keeping only a few of the finest in 2 Kings xxiv. 1. Archbishop Ussher believes that Jehoia- their own shape. See ver. 18. kim remained three years after this tributary to the Chalde Verse 21. To fulfil the word of the LORD! See Jerem. ans, and that it is from this period that the seventy years xxv. 9, 12. xxvi. 6, 7. xxix. 12. For the miserable death captivity, predicted by Jeremiah, are to be reckoned. of Zedekiah, see 2 Kings xxv. 4, &c. Verse 9. Jehoiachin was cight] See on 2 Kings xxiv. 3. Verse 22. Now in the first year of Cyrus] This and

Verse 10. Made Zedekiah-king! His name was at the following verse are supposed to have been written by first Matlaniah, but the king of Babylon changed it to mistake from the Book of Ezra, which begins in the Zedekiah. See 2 Kings xxiv. 17. and the note there. same way. The Book of the Chronicles, properly speak

Verse 12. Did that which was evil] Was there ever ing, does close with the twenty-first rerse, as then the such a set of weak, infatuated men as the Jewish kings in Babylonish captivity commences : and these two terSES general! They had the fullest evidence that they were speak of the transactions of a period seventy years after. only deputies to God Almighty, and that they could not This was in the first year of the reign of Cyrus over the expect to retain the throne any longer than they were empire of the East, which is reckoned to be A. M. 3468. faithful to their Lord ; and yet, with all this conviction, But he was king of Persia from the year 3444 or 5. See they lived wickedly, and endeavoured to establish idolatry | Calmet, and Ussher.

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23 • Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Ju kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of dah. Who is there among you of all his people? heaven given me; and he hath charged me to the Lord his God be with him, and let him go up

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Verse 23. The Lord his God be with him) “Let the Israel and Judah, in the consecutive order of their reigns; WORD of the Lord he his helper, and let him go up.' for the reader's information I have brought all the facts Turgum. See the notes on the beginning of Ezra. into a synopsis or general view, so that he may see at

Thus ends the history of a people the most fickle, the once the contemporary reigns in those two kingdoms, as most ungrateful, and, perhaps, on the whole, the most sin well as the leading facts by which their reigns were disful that ever existed on the face of the earth. But what tinguished. In this table will be seen, at one view, the a display does all this give of the power, justice, mercy, year of the world; the year before Christ; the year before and long-suffering of the Lord! There was no people and after the First Olympiad ; the year before and from like this people, and no God like their God.

the building of Rome; and under them the Jewish his

tory, from its first kings till the time in which its regal Masoretic Notes.

state was entirely abolished, and both kingdoms led into The sum of the verses in both books of Chronicles is captivity, never more to arise to any political consequence 1656. Middle verse, 1 Chron. xxvii. 25. Its Masoretic till they acknowledge the Lion of the tribe of Judah, and sections twenty-five.

take Jesus the Christ, the son and only legitimate heir of Having made particular remarks on every thing which David, for their Saviour and their Lord. hope that the I judged of importance in these and the preceding histori- | table which is here subjoined, will be found in every point cal books, and in the course of this work having often of view both interesting and instructive. A. CLARKE. found the want of a chronological list of the kings of Millbrook, December 7, 1819.

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3029 975 199 222 1 JEROBOAM. Reigned 2 years.

1 REHOBOAM. Reigned 17 years. Forsaking the 3030974 198 221 ? The disobedient prophet slain by a lion.

2 counsel of the old men, ten tribes revolt from 3031 973 197 220 3

3 under his government; and are formed into a 3032 972 196 219 4 Jehoiada the priest born about this time. He lived 4 distinct kingdom. 3033 971 195 218 5 in eight Jewish reigns; viz. those of Rehoboum, 5 Shishak, king of Egypt, (thought by Sir Isaac 3034 970 194 217 6 Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, Ahaziuh, 6 Newton to have been the same with the famous 3035 969 193 216 7 Athaliah, and Joash.

Sesostris,) invades Judea, and takes away the 3036 960 192 215 8

8 shields of gold out of the temple. 3037 967 191 214 9

9 3038 966) 190 213 10

10 3039 965) 189 212 11

11 3040 964 188 211 12 Capys Sylvius succeeds Capetus in the kingdom of 12 3041 963 187 210 13 Alba, and reigned 28 years. The commence. 13 3042 962 186 209 14 ment of this reign happened, (according to Dio- 14 3043961185 208 15 nysius of Halicarnassus,) in the 21st year from 15 3044 960 184 207 16 the destruction of Troy.

16 3045 959 183 206 17

17 3046 958 182 205 18

1 ABIJAH, or ABIJAM. Reigned 3 years. 3047 957|181 204 19 3048 956 180 203 20 Death of Abijah, the son of Jeroboam.

2 The king of Judah obtains a great victory over

3 Jeroboam, and takes Beth-el, &c. 3049 955 179 202 21

1 ASA. Reigned 41 years. 3050 951 178 201 22 1 NADAB. Reigned 2 years.

2 3051 953 177 200 2 1 BAASHA. Reigned 24 years.

3 3052 952 176 199 2 About this time tlourished the prophets Jehu, Ha. 4 Phorbas succeeds Thersippus as perpetual archon 3053 951 175 | 198 3 nani, and Azariah. Baasha begins his reign by 5 of the Athenians, and rules 31 years. 3054 950 174 197 extirpating the whole house of Jeroboam. The 6 3055 949 173 196 5 dynasty of Jeroboam lasted not quite 24 years ; 7 Birth of Jehoshaphat, who was afterward king of 3056 948 172 195 6 and is followed by that of Baasha, which con 8 Judah. 3057 947171 194 7 tinues till the death of Elah, a period of not 9 3058 946 170 193 8 quite 26 years.

10 3059 945 169 192 9

11 3060 944 168 191 10

12 3061 943 167 190 11

13 3062 942 166 189 12

14 3063 941 165 | 188 |13

15 Zerah, with an immense host of Ethiopians and 3064 940 164 ( 187 14

16 Lubims, invades Judea. Asa overcomes him in 3065 939 163 186 15

17 the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah, aboltshee 3066 938 162 185 16

18 idolatry out of Judea, and enjoys a peace for 3067 937| 161 184 17

19 ten years. The number of men in Zerah's army 3068 936 160 183 18 Calpetus Sylvius succeeds Capys in the kingdom 20 is stated to have amounted to a million. 9 Chron. 3069 935 159 182 19

of Alba, in the 249th year from the destruction 21 xiv. 9. 3070 934 158 181 20

of Troy. He is named by Eusebius, Carpetus 22 3071933 157 180 21

Sylvius. 3072 932 156 7779 22

24 3073 931 155 | 178 23

25 3074 930 154 177 24 1 ELAH. Reigned 2 yearg. ZIMRI reigned 7 days. 26 Baasha comes up against Judah, and begins to 3075 929 153 176 2 1 OMRI and TIBNI reign together about 5 years. 27 build Ramah; but is diverted from his purpose 3076 928 152 175 2 Commencement of the third dynasty by the acces. 28 by the policy of Asa. This is stated in Chron. 3077927151 174 | 3 sion of Omri to the throne.

29 xvi. 1. to have been in the 36th year of Asa ; but 3078 926 150 173 4

30 3079 925 149 172 5 TIBNI dying, Omni reigns alone about 7 years.

there is most manifestly a corruption in the

31 Sacred Text: see on 1 Kings xv. 16. 308019241 148 171 | 6

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30R1923 | 147 | 170 7 OMRI. Tiberinus Sylvius succeeds his father 33 ASA. 30-29-22 145 | 169 & Calpetus in the kingdom of Alba, and reigned 34 30-3 921 | 145 | 16 9 8 years. The river Tiber was so named from 35 Megacles succeeds Phorbas in the perpetual ar3031 920 144 167 10 ibis king.

36 chonship of the Athenians, and rules 30 years. 30-3 919 143 166 11

37 30-6 913 112 165 12 1 AHAB. Reigned 22 years. In this reign Jericho 38 3037917 141 164 2 was rebuilt by Hiel the Bethelite.

39 Asa begins to be diseased in his feet, and dies in 30 RS 916 140 163 3

40 the 41st year of his reign. 30-91 915 139 162 4 About this time Agrippa Sylvius succeeds Tibe. 41 3000 914 | 133 161 5 rinus Sylvius in the kingdom of Alba, and 1 JEHOSHAPHAT. Reigned 25 years. 3091 913 | 137 | 160 6 reigned 40 years.

2 30921 912 136159 7

3 The king of Judah sends Levites with the princes 3093/ 911 135 158 8

4 throughout his realm to instruct the people in 3094 910 134 157 9 Commencement of the 3 years and 6 months' 5 the law of the Lord. 3095 909 133 156 10 drought foretold by Elijah.

6 3090 903 132 155 11

7 3097907 131 | 154 12 The widows' son raised to life.

8 Polydectus, (of the family of the Proclidæ,) suc3098 900 1.30 153 13 The prophets of Baal slajn by Elijah, at the brook 9 ceeds Eunomus in the throne of Lacedæmoa. 30991 905 129 15214 Kishon. Termination of the long drought. 10 and reigned 9 years. 3100 904 128 151 15 Great fall of rain in the land of Israel,

11 3101 903 127 150 | 16

12 3102 902 126 149 17

13 3103 901 125 148 18 The Syrians defeated by Ahab.

14 3104 900 124 147 19 The Syrians again defeated by Ahab,

15 3105 99 123 | 146 20 Naboth stoned to death.

16 31061 898 122145 21

17 Lycurgus begins his reign over the Spartans. 3107 897 121 144 22 1 ABAZIAH. Reigned 2 years.

18 Jehoshaphat joins Ahab against the Syrians. 310-896 120 | 143 2 1 JORAM, or JEHORAM. Reigned 12 years. 19 Ahab is slain at the siege of Ramoth-gilad, 310 895

119 142 2 Assumption of Elijah in the first year of this 20 agreeably to the prophecy of Micaiah; and he 3110 294 118 141

3 reign. 'Elisha succeeds him in the prophetic 21 dogs lick up his blood, 1 Kings xxii. 2-38. 3111 893 117 140 4 office. 3112 892 | 116 | 139 5

23 1 JEHORAM associated with his father in the 3113 891

115133 6 Diognetus succeeds Megacles in the perpetual 24 2 government, and reigns 8 years. 3114 890

114 | 137 7 archonship of the Athenians, and rules 28 years. 25 3. 3115 889 113136 8

4 JEHORAM. Reigned 5 years alone. 3116) PRA 112 | 135 9

5 3117 887 111 134 10

6 3118 886 110 133 11

7 3119 885 109132 12

8 1 AHAZIAH. Reigned 1 year. 3120 884

108 131 1 JEHU. Reigned 28 years. End of the dynasty 1 ATHALIAH usurps the throne, and retains : 6 3121 883 107 | 130 2 of Omri, after it had ruled over Israel 46 years. years. 3122 RP2

106 129 3 Jehu began his reign by slaying all the pos. 3 3123 881 105 | 123 4 terity of Ahab, and destroying the worshippers

4 3124 880104 | 127 5 of Baal. About this time Lycurgus, 42 years

5 3125 879 103 126 6 of age, establishes his laws at Lacedæmon;

6 3126 878

102 | 125 7 and, together with Iphitus and Cleosthenes, 1 JOASH. Reigned 40 years. He maintains tie 3127 877 101 124 8 restores the Olympic games at Elis, about 108 2 purity of the Jewish worship during the lifeof 312 876 100 123 9 years before the era usually called the first 3 Jehoiada, the high priest. In the fourth year of 3120 875

99122 10 Olympiad. Awful death of Jezebel, the wife 4 this reign Alladius Sylvius succeeds Agrippe in 3130 874 98121 11 of Ahab.

5 the kingdom of Alba, and reigns 19 years. This 3131 873 97 120 12

6 monarch is also called Remulus Sylvius. 313: 872 96 119 13 3133 871 95 J18 14 3134 870

94 117 3135 869 93 116 | 16 Phidon, king of Argos, is supposed to have in. 10 3136 868 92 115 17 vented scales and measures, and coined silver 11 3137 807 91 114 | 18 at Ægina. Carthage built by Dido.

12 3138 866 90 / 113 19

13 3139805 89 119 20

14 3140 864 88 111 21

[of the Athenians. 15 3141 463 87 110 22 Phereclus succeeds to the perpetual archonship 16 Birth of Amaziah, who was afterward king of 31 12 862 86 109 23 The Ninevites repent at the preaching of Jonah 17 Judah. 2143 861 85 10821 the prophet. There are a few years of uncer.

18 3144 860 84 107 25 tainty in the date of this event. We here follow 19 3145 59 83 | 106 | 26 the margin of our English Bibles.

20 3146 858 82105 27

21 3147 857 81 104 28

22 314 856 80 103 1 JEHOAHAZ. Reigned 17 years. About the com. 23 Joash issues a mandate that the breaches of the 31 49 855 79 102 mencement of this reign Aventinus Sylvius is 24 temple be repaired; and gives the charge thered 3150 851 78 101 3 supposed to have succeeded Alladius Sylvjus 25 to Jehoiada the high priest. 3151453 77 100 4 in the kingdom of Alba. He reigned 37 years, 3152 852 - 76 99 5 according to Dionysius of Halicarnassus; and 27 3153 851 75 98 6 was succeeded by Procas Sylvius, who reigned 28 31541 850 74 97 7

29 3155 849 73 96 8

30 3156 848 72 95 9

31 3157 847 71 94 10

32 3158 846 70 93 11

33 31501 845 92 12

34 31CO 844 68 91 13 Ariphron succeeds Phereclus in the perpetual 35 3161 843 67 90 14 archonship of the Athenians.

36 3162 42 66 89 15

37 Jehoiada, the high priest, dies at the age of 130. 3163 841 65 16 1 JEHOASA reigns in consort with his father. 3164 840 87 17 2

39 Zechariah, the priest, stoned to death. 3165 839 63 86 3 Jehoash reigns alone. Hazael, king of Syria, dies 40 1 AMAZIAH. Reigned 29 years. Soon after the 3166 838

85 about this time ; and is succeeded by his con commencement of his reign he slew all his 31671 837 61 81 .5 Benhadad. Elisha dies in the second year of 3 servants who had killed his father. 3168 836 60 83 6 Benbadad, king of Syria, after having been in 4 3169 835 59 82 7 vested with the prophetic office nearly 60 years. 5 3170 834 58 81 8

6 3171) 833 57 9

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