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Years

before

Christ. 3d PERIOD.

about

1927

ANTIENT HISTORY.

1902 Isaac born.

1842 Jacob, or Israel.

CALL OF ABRAHAM.

Abraham leaves Chaldæa to proceed to Canaan. A famine; he goes into Egypt.

SACRED.

The Messiah promised:-Ishmael børn:-Circumcision first established.

1712 General Famine :-Nations resort to Egypt for corn.

Joseph, governor of Egypt..

1491 Moses:-commissioned by God to liberate the Hebrews: -Plagues miraculously inflicted upon Egypt, and upon all the objects of its superstitious reverence.

The Passover instituted :—Many of the Egyptians instructed by their recent experience, receive lasting impres sions of the Hebrew rites and religion.

The Exodus, or departure out of Egypt:-The King of Egypt pursues the Hebrew people :-The Passage of the Red Sea-Annihilation of the Egyptian sovereign, his chief officers, and army.

The kingdom is laid open to the invasion of the neigh bours.

Moses receives from God the Tables of
THE LAW.

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FABLE.

FIRST EGYPTIAN MONARCHY.

General Famine:-Nations resort to Egypt for corn:

Note

(Diod. Sie.)

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PROFANE

THE SHEPHERD KINGS.

The Red Sea dry :-(Diod. Sic.)

End of the FIRST EGYPTIAN MONARCHY.

The Arabians invade Egypt, and take possession of the country.

Years before

Christ. 4th Period.

about

1491

ANTIENT HISTORY.

THE LAW.

The Hebrews journey in the Wilderness 40 years:-1 their progress alarms many of the adjoining nations.

1490 The Hebrews are miraculously fed with quails.

1451 Balaam prophesies of the Messiah.

Moses dies.

SACRED.

Joshua conducts the Hebrews into Canaan.

1445 Canaan conquered :-The Hebrew nation established.

1413 Government of the Judges.

The Hebrews subdued by the king of Mesopotamia.

They are delivered.

1245 Gideon.

1187 Jephthah.

1137 Samson, eminent for strength and heroic achievement:Kills the lion:-Carries away the gates of Gaza, and pulls down the pillars of the Philistines.

1094 Samuel.

1079 Saul.

Commencement of

THE HEBREW MONARCHY.

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The Phoenicians migrate from the Red Sea to Palestine. (Herodotus.)

Heracles, or Hercules, is miraculously fed with quails, (Athenæus, ix. c. 2.)

Heracles, is renowned for strength-Kills the lion :-Carries away the pillars. (Passim.)

• The word, Heracl, is used as synonymous with y, Canaanite, and is applied, generally, to the inhabitants of that country; from whence the fabulous character seems to have been derived.

Years

before
Christ. 5th PERIOD.

ANTIENT HISTORY.

SACRED

about THE HEBREW MONARCHY ESTABLISHED.

1079 Saul, the first King.

1095 DAVID, King:-He prophesies of the Messiah's humiliation, and final glory.

1048 Hiram, King of Tyre.

1019 Solomon, King: Builds the Temple. Allies himself with the King of Egypt:

980 The Hebrew kingdom divided:

Rehoboam, King of Judah.
Jeroboam, King of Israel.

974 Sisac, King of Egypt, enters Asia, and reduces Judah.

901 Elijah, or Elias:-is taken up into Heaven.

806 Jonah:-is sent to the King of Ninya, (or Nineveh):Swallowed by a fish.

800 Babylon founded by the King of Ninya, or Assyria.

780 Isaiah-Joel-Hosea-Amos-prophesy.

606

770 Pul, King of Assyria, first penetrates into Israel. 724 Hezekiah, King of Judah.

720 The kingdom of Israel is extinguished by the King of Assyria.

715 Sennacherib, miraculously expelled from Judæa. Obadiah, Micah, and Nahum, prophesy.

674 Assarhaddon:-The kingdom of Assyria subverted by the Medes, and the rising power of Babylon.

Jeremiah foretells the Great Captivity, and Restoration,
of the Jews; and the destruction of Babylon.
Ezekiel prophesies of the Restoration of the Jews.

588 Nebuchadnezzar, the Great, takes Jerusalem, and carries Zedekiah, the last Hebrew King, captive to Babylon.

HEBREW MONARCHY DISSOLVED.

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