Tables of Biblical Chronology, Exhibiting Every Date Definitely Given in the Holy Scriptures. ...

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John F. Trow & Son, 1875 - 45 pages
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Page 43 - ... of the Gospel narratives indicates that this took place in the latter part of summer. Other more definite criteria of the season cannot be specified here. The chief chronological difficulties of the Acts occur in the arrangement of the events associated with Cornelius's conversion, and arise from the vague notes of time (or, rather, absence of any definite dates) by Luke, between the account of the Pentecostal effusion (chap, ii, 1,) and the death of Herod Agrippa the elder, (chap, xii, 23 ;...
Page 44 - through all parts," (verse 32,) evidently during this season of outward peace, when his presence was no longer needed to sustain the Church at Jerusalem. It was during this tour that Peter was called to preach the Gospel to Cornelius ; the year succeeding the conversion of Saul was probably spent by Peter in building up the society at the metropolis, his tour apparently occupied the summer of the year following ; and in the third year Paul, on his visit to Jerusalem, finds Peter returned thither....
Page 41 - ... have been afforded in the foregoing elucidation, or may arise in connexion with the settlement proposed.* If these widely distant points can be fixed by definite data independently of each other, the correspondence of the interval -will afford strong presumption that it is the true one, which will be heightened as the subdivisions fall naturally into their prescribed limits ; and thus the above coincidence in the character of the events, will receive all the confirmation that the nature of the...
Page 45 - That emperor, therefore, was not reigning at the time of its utterance, and as the famine took place in the fourth year of his reign (Josephus, Ant. XX. v, 2, compared with i, 2,) there is here an interval of at least four years silently occurring between two closely related incidents of this period. The "whole year...
Page 45 - KOT" tuclvov te rov xaipov, always indicative of some fresh occurrence after a period of comparative monotony and silence. Nor is this interval left entirely devoid of incident ; it is in fact filled up by the account of the preparation for the famine. It was
Page 45 - We thus arrive at the conclusion, based upon internal evidence, that the admission of the Gentiles by the conversion of Cornelius occurred near the close of Peter's summer tour, in AD 32 ; we cannot be far from certainty in fixing it as happening in the month of September of that year.
Page 44 - ... and is put in contrast with his intentional avoidance of Jerusalem on his conversion (ver. 17 ;) we have thus the date of this same visit in Acts ix, 26, fixed at AD 33, four years after the noted Pentecost. I need not here discuss the length nor precise time of the visit into Arabia, (Gal. i...
Page 41 - APAK is occasionally repeated, with all its fasts and feasts, when another new moon intervenes before the vernal equinox ; in such cases, this thirteenth month corresponds to about the latter part of March, and the former part of April, and the weather and productions are intermediate between those of the adjacent mouths. ART.
Page 42 - ... iv, 50.) Now this war began in the spring of BC 431, as all allow, (Thuc. ii, 2,) and its seventh year expired with the spring of BC 424 ; consequently, Artaxerxes died in the winter introducing that year, and his reign began some time in BC 466. This latter historian also states that...
Page 45 - ... considerable periods of uninteresting silence in its early planting, when matters which, had they transpired afterward, would be passed by as trivial, were of the greatest importance in the history. Intimations are given of the general prosperity of the cause, and there was no occasion to present the details of this period, until some remarkable event broke the even course of occurrences. Such an event was the visit of Paul, and especially the contemporaneous conduct and fate of Herod ; and the...

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