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In the foregoing chronological Tables, the numbers in the different columns are synchronical, taken collaterally, so that any event that has happened within the limits of the Tables may be found in from 10 to 17 different epochs. Thus, if the reader wishes to know in what year of the various epochs the death of Nahor the father of Abraham happened, he will at once see, by a reference to Table II., that this event took place in the year from the creation, according to Abp. Usher, 1997; the year before the incarnation 2007 ; in the year of the Ju lian period 2707; in the year from the deluge 340 ; and in the year before the first Olympiad 1231 ; all of which correspond with the 15th year of the reign of Apachnas, king of the Egyptians, and the 31st of the reign of Europs, king of the Sicyonians ; which also correspond with the 941st year of the life of Noah, the 435th of that
of Shem, the 339th of Arphazad, the 304th of Salah, the 274th of Heber, the 210th of Reu, the 178th of Serug, and the 119th year of the life of Terah.
N. B. The numbers in Table II., pointing out the years of the life of the different Patriarchs, are all adapted to the commencement of the corresponding tabular years of the world ; so that the year of the birth of any Patriarch is not to be referred to the A. M. corresponding to the tabular year of his life 1, but to the year immediately preceding. Thus Aaron was born some time in A. M. 2430; but at the beginneng of A. M. 2431, Table II. shows him
to have been in the first
year of his life ; yet before the conclusion of that year he entered upon his second year, therefore A. M. 2432 corresponds to the tabular year of his life 2.