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PERIOD I.

From the Creation to the Deluge. 1656 years.

B.C. LESS,

SUBJECTS OF THE LESSONS.

4004 1. The creation; the sabbath ; the fall of man

4003-3074 2. Cain, Abel, & Seth ; descendants of Cain & Seth

3017-2348 3. Enoch translated; of Noah; the deluge

PERIOD II.

From the Deluge to the Death of Joseph. 712 years.

2347-2281 4. Covenant with Noah ; conduct of his sons

9

2234 5. Building of Babel; confusion of tongues

11

2126-1921 6. Terah's family; Noah dies; call of Abram 13

1918-1910 7. Abram and Lot; Melchizedek ; Ishmael born 16

1898 8. Abram & Sarai's names changed; doom of Sodom 18

1897-1859 9. Isaac born; Hagar and Ishmael cast out; Isaac

offered; Sarah's death and burial

20

1856-1846 10. Eliezer fetches a wife for Isaac; Shem dies

23

11. Job is supposed to have lived ; his history

25

1836-1760 12. Esau and Jacob ; Rebekah and Jacob deceive Isaac 29

1752-1739 13. Jacob serves Laban; marries; becomes rich 31

1729-1716 14. Jacob comes to Mamre; Joseph sold; Isaac dies 34

1715-1706 15. Pharaoh's dreams; Joseph's brothers buy corn... 37

1689-1635 16. Jacob blesses his sons; dies; is buried; Joseph dies 39

PERIOD III.

From the Death of Joseph to the Death of Moses. 183 years.

1634-1491 17. Bondage of Israel ; Moses born; flees to Midian 43

1491

18. Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh; the plagues ... 46

19. The Passover; death of the first-born; the exodus 49

20. Pillar of cloud and fire ; passage of the Red Sea 51

21. Bitter water; manna ; quails ; Amalek conquered 54

22. The delivery of the law; Moses in the mount 57
1491-7490 23. The golden calf worshipped; the tabernacle 60

1490 24. Nadab and Abihu slain; the Levites consecrated 633

1489

25. Miriam's leprosy ; quails ; spies sent to Canaan 66

1489-1471 26. Rebellion of Israel ; rebellion of Korah

69

1453 27. Miriam dies; Moses offends God; Aaron dies; the

fiery serpents; Sihon and Og conquered 72

)452 28. Balak and Ba'aam ; idolatry in Moab...

74

1 +51 29. Inheritance of the Reubenites; death of Moses

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CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX.

PERIOD IV.
From Entrance into Canaan to Anointing of Saul. 355 years.

1451 30. Joshua; spies sent to Jericho; fall of Jericho 81
1451-1445 31. Achan; Ai taken ; the deceit of the Gibeonites... 85
1444-1427 32. Tabernacle set up; Canaan divided ; Joshua dies 88
1425-1413 33. Bezek, Hebron, &c. taken ; idolatry commences...

92
1413 34. Micah—the Danites; wickedness of the Benjamites 95
1413-1285 35. Servitudes of Israel for their sins; their deliverance 98
1252-1245 36. Oppression of the Midianites ; history of Ruth

101
1245 37. Gideon delivers Israel ; refuses to be their ruler ... 104
1235-1206 38. Abimelech king; Jephthah delivers the Israelites 107
1182-1143 39. Samson born ; Samuel dedicated ; Eli is reproved 110

1130 40. Samson's riddle; he slays many Philistines 113
1120-1117 41. Samson takes away the gates of Gaza; he pulls

down the temple of Dagon ; his death 115
1116 42. The ark of God taken ; Hophni and Phinehas
slain ; Eli's death; the ark returned

118
1096 43. The people repent; they ask for a king

122
PERIOD V.
From Anointing of Saul to Death of Solomon. 120 years.

1095 44. Saul is anointed; he conquers the Ammonites 125
1093-1063 45. Saul reproved ; rejected ; David is anointed

128
1062 46. Goliath defies Ísrael; David slays him

131

134
47. Jonathan's friendship to David ; Saul's enmity
1060

48. David at Nob; fees to Adullain; many join him 137
49. The priests at Nob slain ; Samuel dies

140
50. Nabal's churlishness to David; Abigail's present 144

51. Nabal dies ; David marries Abigail; spares Saul 147
1055 52. Saul consults a witch ; Samuel appears to him... 150

53. David spoils the Amalekites; the battle on Gilboa 154
54. David's lament for Saul; David anointed

157
55. Abner proclaims Ishbosheth king; Abner is slain;
Ishbosheth is slain

160
1048-1045 56. David anointed ; takes Mount Zion; ark removed 164
1044-1043 57. David's prosperity; he resolves to build a temple 168
1036-1031 58. David's sin ; Nathan reproves him ; Solomon born 171
1030-1025 59. Amnon's wickedness; Absalom's conspiracy 175
1025 60. David flees; Absalom comes to Jerusalem 178

61. The Council; of Abithophel; Absalom slain 181
1022

62. David returns; Sheba’s revolt suppressed 185
1019-!017 63. Gibeonites avenged; David numbers the people... 188
1015 64. David's charge to Solomon ; Adonijah rebels

192
1014 65. Preparations for the temple; death of David 195

66. Solomon's sacrifice and vision; of Adonijah

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1013-1011 67. Solomon's marriage ; of Hiram; Shimei slain 201

1005 68. The temple built, and furnished with costly vessels 204

1004 69. The temple dedicated ; God accepts the temple ... 206
2003-992 70. Tadmor built; Queen of Sheba visits Slomon... 209
992-980 71. Solomon's dominion; his fame; he forsakes God 213
978-975 72. Solomon's enemies; repentance; Proverbs; death 216

PERIOD VI.
The Kingdoms of Judah and Israel. 369 years.

*** THE LINES IN ITALICS REFER TO THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL.
975 73. Rehoboam reigns ; revolt of the ten tribes 220
974 74. Jeroboam's idolatry; the altar rent; his arm is
withered; the disobedient prophet

222
972-958 75. Rehoboam forsakes God; Shishak's invasion 226
957-953 76. Abijah's success; Asa reigns; Jeroboam dies 228
951-94). 77. Asa conquers the Ethiopians; he purchases aid
against Baasha, and is reproved

232
930-918 78. Omri builds Samaria; Ahab reigns

235
917-912 79. Asa dies; Jehoshaphat reigns well and prospers:

238
910-906 80. Elijah's mission to Ahab; his miracles; a famine 240

905 81. The sacrifice on Carmel; the priests of Baal slain 243
902 82. Elijah at Horeb; God comforts him; Elisha is called 246
901 83. Siege of Samaria; victory promised to Ahab 249
900 84. Benhadad taken; Ahab's covenant with him

252
899 85. Ahab covets Naboth's Vineyard; Naboth stoned 255
897 86. Battle at Ramoth-gilead; Ahab is slain..

258
896 87. Jehoshaphat reproved; conquers the Moabites, &c. 261

88. Ahaziah's impiety; Elijah is translated to heaven 263
89. Elisha succeeds Elijah ; the Moabites conquered

267
892 90. Elisha multiplies the widow's oil; heals the pottage 270

91. Naaman is cured of his leprosy ; Gehazi punished 272
839
92. The Syrian host smitten with blindness

276
93. Jehoshaphat dies; Jehoram reigns; restores idolatry 279
886-885 94. Benhadad besieges Samaria; Hazael's conspiracy... 281

834 95. Jehu anointed ; Jezebel slain; Jehu destroys Baal 284
878-856 96. Athaliah reigns; Joash succeeds; temple repaired 288
856-840 97. Of Jehu, Jehoahaz, and Jehoash; Elisha's death... 290

840 98. Idolatry & ingratitude of Joash; Hazael's invasion 293
839-825 99. Joash is slain ; Amaziah reigns ; wars with Jehoash 295
810-808 100. Uzziah reigns ; wars with the Philistines, &c.

298
801-787 101. Hosea, Amos, and Joel prophesy
102. Jonah commanded to cry against Nineveh

305
784-776 103. Death of Jeroboam II; interregnum in Israel 308
772-762 104. Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, and Pekuh reign
in succession; Uzziah's transgression

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758-742 105. Reigns of Jotham and Ahaz; Isaiah prophesies ... 313
741-730 106. Wickedness of Ahaz; he is taken captive; Pekah
invades Judah ; idolatry of Ahaz

316
(740) (FIRST CAPTIVITY OF ISRAEL.)
730 (Shalmaneser makes Hoshea tributary)

726 107. Ahaz dies ; Hezekiah reigns ; the passover kept... 319
725-721 108. Prophecies of Micah ; Shalmaneser subdues and

imprisons Hoshea; he takes all Israel captive 322
(721) END OF THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL.
720-713 109. Hezekiah resists Assyria ; his illness; the dial 325
711-706 110. Hezekiah's ostentation ; Sennacherib's invasion 328
699-698 111. Isaiah prophesies; Hezekiah's prosperity and death 331
698-643 112. Manasseh's captivity ; his repentance; Amon reigns 334
641-624 113. Josiah's good reign; the book of the law found 337

114. Zephaniah and Jeremiah reprove the Jews 339
611-609 115. Josiah slain ; Habakkuk prophesies; of Jehoahaz 342
608-606 116. Jeremiah's predictions; he is accused; the Rechabites 345
117. Jeremiah specifies the seventy years' captivity;

Nebuchadnezzar spoils Jerusalem & the temple 348

PERIOD VII.
The Captivity and the Return of the Jews. 206 years.
606-599 118. Of Daniel ; Jehoiakim rebels ; Nebuchadnezzar

besieges Jerusalem; Zedekiah made king 351
119. Jeremiah prophesies of the captivity and resoration 353

120. Denounces the princes ; Ezekiel prophesies 356
593 121. Zedekiah rebels; Jeremiah is imprisoned

359
590-588 122. Jerusalem besieged; Zedekiah slain

362
(588) THE COMPLETE CAPTIVITY OF JUDAH.
123. Gedaliah; Ezekiel prophesies against Tyre

365
576 124. Nebuchadnezzar's vision ; Shadrach, Meshach, and

Abednego are cast into a fiery furnace 368
569-561 125. Nebuchadnezzar's pride punished; Daniel's vision 372
555-538 126. Belshazzar's feast, the hand-writing on the wall;

Cyrus takes Babylon; Belshazzar is slain ... 375
537-536 127. Daniel is accused ; God preserves him in the den

of lions ; Cyrus proclaims liberty to the Jews 378
534-464 128. The second temple; conspiracy of the Samaritans 382
462-458 129. Ahasuerus deposes Vashti and marries Esther 385
453-452 130. Haman's enmity to the Jews; Mordecai promoted 388
452-444 131. Haman is hanged; Nehemiah visits Jerusalem 391
440-400 132. T'he walls completed; Nehemiah testifies against

the Jews; Malachi prophesies of John Baptist 394

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BIBLE CLASS

CLASS BOO K.

PERIOD I.
FROM THE CREATION TO THE DELUGE.

B.C. 4004—B.C. 2348. 1656 years. 1. THE CREATION AND THE FALL OF MAN.

Genesis i.-iii. ** The words, phrases, fc. of which explanations are given, are preceded by a full-point () ;

the names of places noticed are in italics. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was 'without form, and void ; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. On the first day God created "light. On the second day God made the firmament. On the third day God divided the waters from the land, and created -plants. On the fourth day God made the sun, moon, and stars. On the fifth day God created the fishes and the birds. On the sixth day God created the cattle, the beasts, and creeping things; and last of all he made man, 'in his own image. God having created all things in six days, pronounced them to be very good. He 'rested on the seventh day, and blessed it.

And the Lord God planted a garden 'eastward in Eden; and out of the ground he made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food ; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And the Lord God put ·Adam, the man whom he had formed, into the garden of Eden, to 'dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God brought unto Adam every beast of the field and every fowl of the air, to see what he would call them; and whatsoever he called every living creature that was the 'name thereof.

And God said “ It is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him a •help meet for him;" so he formed a woman and brought her unto the man. And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was to be the mother of all living.

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