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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.
REUBEN, SIMEON, LEVI, JUDAI, ISSACHAR, ZEBULUN, GAD,
IV. JEWISH LAWGIVER, & FIRST HIGH-PRIEST. Moses,
VI. JUDGES • VI. JUDGES OCCASIONALLY RAISED UP TO DE
LIVER ISRAEL FROM THEIR OPPRESSORS. OTHNIEL,
| JEPHTHAH, EHUD,
Eli, also high-priest, DEBORAH and BARAK, SAMUEL, a great prophef. GIDEON,
VII. KINGS OF ALL ISRAEL. SAUL, 1 DAVID, l SOLOMON After the death of the latter, the tribes revolted, and formed two separate kingdoms.
Reigned 1 JEROBOAM 17 12 Joash..
...... 16 2 NALAB
2 13 JEROBOAM II. 41 3 BAASHA
An interregnum of 11 ) 4 ELAH
14 ZECHARIAH 6 5 ZIMRI
7 S 15 SHALLUM 1 6 OMRI
16 MENAHEM 10 7 ADAB
22 17 PEKAIAH 2 8 AHAZIAH 2
20 9 JORAM
12 An anarchy 9 10 Jehu
28 19 HOSHEA 11 JEHOAH AZ 17
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 Solonon.
Reigned 1 REHOBOAM 177
16 2 ABIJAH
16 3 ASA
2 6 AHAZIAH 1
31 7 ATHALIAH 6
17 JEHOA HAZ 8 Joash
yrs. 9 AMAZIAH 29
19 JEHOIACHIN 3 mon. 10 UZZIAH
20 ZEDEKIAH In the reign of the last king, the kingdom of Judah was subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, and carried away captive into Babylon.
X. KINGS WHO OPPRESSED ISRAEL AND JUDJU BEFORE
THEIR CAPTIVITY. Pul, king of Assyria, whose kingdom was afterwards divided into three parts, viz. Assyria, Babylon, and Media.
KINGS OF ASSYRIA. TIGLATII-PILESER, SENNACHERÍB, SHALMANEŠER, .
Essar-HADDON. The ten tribes were subdued by Sennacherib, and carried
away into a strange land by Essar-Haddon his
Several kings succeeded these, but we read nothing of them in Scripture till the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, who led the king and people of Judah into captivity, and also conquered Assyria, which was then added to the Babylonian empire.
These were 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. JEREMIAH continued,
ZECHARIAH, ed from the EZEKIEL,
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,
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. He 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,
SOGDIANIS, SMERDIS Magus,
DARIUS NOTHUS, DARIUS HYST ASPES, ARTAXERXES MNEMON, XERXES I.