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Christ. 1st PERIOD.
THE CREATION OF THE WORLD.
4181 Adam and Eve created:-The seventh day distinguished by God:-The marriage bond established:-Paradise -Forfeiture.
A Saviour promised,
3000 Enoch, prophecies:-foretels the majesty of God's final judgment:-is taken up into Heaven.
Universal depravity of mankind:-The Flood foretold.
2469 One hundred and twenty years of warning given of the impending catastrophe.
The Ark built.
Christ. 2d PERIOD.
2348 Noah and his family descend from the Ark upon Ararat, a mountain in Armenia:-The Rainbow made the Divine pledge, that the earth should not be again destroyed by Water: (being reserved for a final catastrophe by Fire.)-Noah plants the Vine.-He imparts his knowledge to the new race.-His family multiplies in Armenia.
2234 First migration of the new race, to the plain of Shinaar, between Euphrates and Tigris:-They prepare to build the Tower of Babel, for a mark and centre to prevent their dispersion:-The miraculous multiplication of languages, and providential dispersion of the heads of future nations to their destined seats, are the conse quences of that attempt.
The descendants of
People Asia Minor, | People the West
of Asia, Egypt,
2188 Mizraim founds a sovereignty in Egypt:-Nimrod in Shinaar:-Assur on the East bank of the Tigris:-Arphaxad settles in Chaldæa, or Chaldia, by Armenia.
People Asia, east,
CALL OF ABRAHAM.
Deucalion and Pyrrha.-Xisuthrus.
(Ovid, Diod. Sic. Virgil, Ecl. 6.)
The Giants pile up the mountain to assail Heaven. (Passim.)
The progenitors of a people of Asia Minor suddenly lose their primitive language, and acquire a new one.
(Arrian, Exped. Alex.)
Japetus, regarded by the Greeks as the father of mankind.
FIRST EGYPTIAN MONARCHY.