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This last king was vanquished by Alexander the Great, who put an end to the Persian monarchy, on the ruin of which arose the Grecian empire. After the death of Alexander this empire was divided into four kingdoms, Egypt, Syria, Asia, Macedon.
KINGS OF EGYPT, TO WHOM THE JEWS WERE IN SUBJECTION IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE DIVISION OF ALEXANDER'S KINGDOM.
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During the reign of the last king, the land of Judea was annexed to the kingdom of Syria.
KINGS OF SYRIA, TO WHOM THE JEWS WERE IN
ANTIOCHUS the Great,
In the reign of this king the Jews made a league
with the Romans.
In the reign of this king John Hyrcanus shook off
ROMAN GOVERNORS OF SYRIA, WHO OPPRESSED THE JEWS UNDER THE TRIUMVIRS.
The first set up a new form of government in Judea. The latter plundered the Temple at Jerusalem.
HIGH PRIESTS OF JUDAH AFTER THE RETURN FROM THE BABYLONISH CAPTIVITY.
Raised up by GoD, and miraculously assisted to protect the people from the cruel persecution of Antiochus Epiphanes, and other tyrants, who attempted to dispossess them of their land, to which Divine goodness had restored them.
KINGS OF JUDAH,
Who forgetful that the LORD had given the inheritance to David and his seed for ever, usurped the title of king, and reduced their country to a level with hea-then nations.
END OF THE FOURTH VOLUME.
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