The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended eBook

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431.  The Peloponnesian war begins.

428. Nehemiah drives away Manasseh the brother of Jaddua, because he had married Nicaso the daughter of Sanballat.

424. Darius Nothus Reigns.

422. Sanballat builds a Temple in Mount Gerizim and makes his son-in-law Manasseh the first High-Priest thereof.

412.  Hitherto the Priests and Levites were numbered, and written in the Chronicles of the Jews, before the death of Nehemiah:  at which time either Johanan or Jaddua was High-Priest, And here Ends the Sacred History of the Jews.

405. Artaxerxes Mnemon Reigns.  The end of the Peloponnesian war.

359. Artaxerxes Ochus Reigns.

338. Arogus Reigns.

336. Darius Codomannus Reigns.

332.  The Persian Empire conquered by Alexander the great.

331. Darius Codomannus, the last King of Persia, slain.

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Of the Chronology of the First Ages of the Greeks_._

All Nations, before they began to keep exact accounts of Time, have been prone to raise their Antiquities; and this humour has been promoted, by the Contentions between Nations about their Originals. Herodotus [3] tells us, that the Priests of Egypt reckoned from the Reign of Menes to that of Sethon, who put Sennacherib to flight, three hundred forty and one Generations of men, and as many Priests of Vulcan, and as many Kings of Egypt:  and that three hundred Generations make ten thousand years; for, saith he, three Generations of men make an hundred years:  and the remaining forty and one Generations make 1340 years:  and so the whole time from the Reign of Menes to that of Sethon was 11340 years.  And by this way of reckoning, and allotting longer Reigns to the Gods of Egypt than to the Kings which followed them, Herodotus tells us from the Priests of Egypt, that from Pan to Amosis were 15000 years, and from Hercules to Amosis 17000 years.  So also the Chaldaeans boasted of their Antiquity; for Callisthenes, the Disciple of Aristotle, sent Astronomical Observations from Babylon to Greece, said to be of 1903 years standing before the times of Alexander the great.  And the Chaldaeans boasted further, that they had observed the Stars 473000 years; and there were others who made the Kingdoms of Assyria, Media and Damascus, much older than the truth.

Some of the Greeks called the times before the Reign of Ogyges, Unknown, because they had No History of them; those between his flood and the beginning of the Olympiads, Fabulous, because their History was much mixed with Poetical Fables:  and those after the beginning of the Olympiads, Historical, because their History was free from such Fables.  The fabulous Ages wanted a good Chronology, and so also did the Historical, for the first 60 or 70 Olympiads.

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