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BOOK III.

ENTREATING OF THE TIMES FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM TO THE TIME OF PHILIP OF MACEDON.

CHAP. I.

Of the time passing between the destruction of Jerusalem and the Assyrian empire.

PAGX

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 Porphyrins, inveighing against St Matthew and Daniel, upon whom the latter of these opinions is founded 50S

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 Babylonian 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 obtained, between the destruction of Jerusalem and conquest 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 Nabuchochodonosor 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 buildings, 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. b

THE

HISTORY

OF

THE WORLD,

IN FIFE BOOKS.

"THE SECOND BOOK.

CHAP. XIIL

OF THE MEMORABLE THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN THE WORLD, FROM THE DEATH OF JOSHUA, TO THE WAR OF TROY J WHICH WAS ABOUT THE TIME OF JEPHTHA.

Sect. I.

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

Othoniel.

WHEN Joshua was now dead, who, with the 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 afterwards established,) to undertake the war against the Vol. III. A

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