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Larthes ..........

SECT. I.-Of the connection of sacred and profane history 505

SECT. II.-A brief rehearsal of two opinions touching the

beginning of the captivity ; with an answer to the cavils

of Porphyrius, inveighing against St Matthew and Daniel,

upon whom the latter of these opinions is founded ........ 508

SECT. III.-That the seventy years of the captivity are to

be numbered from the destruction of Jerusalem, not from

the migration of Jechoniah........................................ 511

SECT. IV.-Sundry opinions of the kings which reigned in

Babylon during the seventy years............................ ,514

SECT. V.-A more particular examination of one opinion

touching the number, persons, and reigns of the Babylo.

nian kings............................................................ 520

SECT. VI.-What may be held as probable of the persons

and times of Nabuchodonosor's successors.................. 526

SECT. VII.-Of the victories which Nabuchodonosor ob.

tained, between the destruction of Jerusalem and con-

quest of Egypt........................................................ 530

SECT. VIII.—That Egypt was conquered, and the king

therein reigning slain by Nabuchodonosor, contrary to the

opinion of most authors; who, following Herodotus and

Diodorus, relate it otherwise................................. 535

SECT. IX.-How Egypt was subdued and held by Nabucho.

chodonosor ........................................

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540

SECT. X.-Of the sundry accounts drawn from sundry acts

of Nebuchadnezzar; and of the destruction of Nineveh

by him, the time of which action is uncertain.............. 544

SECT. XI-Of the latter time of Nebuchadnezzar; his build.

ings, madness, and death .......... ........................... 546

SECT. XII.-Of Evilmerodach......... ................ 550

SECT. XIII.-A private conjecture of the author, serving

to make good those things which are cited out of Berosus

concerning the successors of Evilmerodach, without wrong

to the truth. The quality and death of Balthasar....... 553

Vol, III.

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OF THE MÉMORABLE THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN THE
WORLD, FROM THE DEATH OF JOSHUA, TO THE
WAR OF TROY; WHICH WAS ABOUT THE TIME OF

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JEPHTHA:

Sect. I.
Of the Inter-regnum after Joshua's death ; and of

Othoniel.
THEN Joshua was now dead, who, with the
y advice of the seventy elders, and the high
priest, held authority over the people, and ordered
that common-wealth ; it pleased God to direct the
tribe of Judah, (in whom the kingdom was after-
wards established,) to undertake the war against the

Vol. III.

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