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A57377 Clavis Bibliorum The key of the Bible, unlocking the richest treasury of the Holy Scriptures : whereby the 1 order, 2 names, 3 times, 4 penmen, 5 occasion, 6 scope, and 7 principall parts, containing the subject-matter of every book of Old and New Testament, are familiarly and briefly opened : for the help of the weakest capacity in the understanding of the whole Bible / by Francis Roberts ... Roberts, Francis, 1609-1675.; Calamy, Edmund, 1600-1666. 1648 (1648) Wing R1583; ESTC R20707 139,238 403

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land_n divide_v it_o by_o line_n and_o lot_n among_o the_o tribe_n and_o possess_v it_o according_a to_o all_o god_n faithful_a promise_n in_o that_o behalf_n unto_o their_o father_n josh._n 21.43_o 44_o 45._o &_o 23.14_o 15._o penman_n of_o this_o book_n some_o conceive_v to_o be_v joshuah_n because_o it_o bear_v his_o name_n but_o that_o reason_n be_v not_o cogent_a 1_o partly_o because_o the_o book_n of_o judge_n ruth_n and_o king_n bear_v their_o name_n yet_o not_o pen_v by_o they_o 2_o partly_o because_o the_o denomination_n of_o this_o book_n be_v rather_o from_o the_o subject_a matter_n than_o the_o author_n other_o think_v eleazar_n the_o highpriest_n who_o death_n be_v record_v josh._n 24.33_o gather_v together_o the_o chief_a material_n of_o which_o this_o book_n be_v compile_v it_o be_v the_o priest_n duty_n to_o leave_v upon_o record_n all_o memorable_a ecclesiastical_a affair_n for_o the_o benefit_n of_o after_o age_n and_o propagation_n of_o religion_n this_o more_o probable_a but_o not_o certain_a alsted_n praecog_n theol._n l._n 2._o c._n 119._o johan._n calvin_n argument_n in_o lib._n josuae_fw-la this_o book_n contain_v a_o history_n of_o almost_o eighteen_o year_n viz._n from_o the_o death_n of_o moses_n to_o the_o death_n of_o joshuah_n jun._n arg._n in_o lib._n jehosh_n gerh._n loc_n prim_fw-la de_fw-fr scriptura_fw-la in_o exegesi_fw-la sect._n 125._o scope_n of_o this_o book_n to_o demonstrate_v god_n exact_a faithfulness_n in_o perform_v all_o his_o promise_n make_v to_o the_o father_n that_o all_o his_o people_n may_v be_v encourage_v to_o trust_v to_o he_o the_o better_a for_o ever_o josh._n 21.45_o &_o 23.14_o 15._o principal_a part_n in_o this_o book_n be_v a_o history_n of_o ioshuah_n life_n and_o death_n i._o of_o ioshua_n life_n wherein_o consider_v 1._o his_o vocation_n god_n call_v he_o to_o be_v governor_n of_o israel_n in_o moses_n stead_n c._n 1._o 2._o his_o administration_n both_o in_o time_n of_o war_n and_o peace_n 1._o in_o time_n of_o war_n whereof_o be_v lay_v down_o 1._o a_o narration_n 1._o of_o send_v the_o spy_n to_o search_v the_o land_n c._n 2._o 2._o of_o the_o pass_n through_o jordan_n where_o the_o antecedent_n passage_n and_o manner_n of_o it_o c._n 3._o the_o consequent_n upon_o it_o c._n 4.5_o 3._o of_o the_o seiges_n and_o victory_n his_o first_o victory_n over_o jericho_n c._n 6._o the_o impediment_n of_o his_o proceed_n the_o accurse_a thing_n c._n 7._o his_o manifold_a and_o happy_a success_n after_o removal_n of_o the_o accurse_a thing_n he_o conquer_v all_o the_o country_n c._n 8_o 9_o 10_o 11._o 2._o a_o repetition_n of_o his_o warlike_a exploit_n etc._n etc._n c._n 12._o 2._o in_o time_n of_o peace_n wherein_o be_v 1._o the_o distribution_n of_o the_o land_n of_o canaan_n under_o which_o be_v describe_v 1_o the_o border_n of_o the_o land_n c._n
13._o 2_o the_o manner_n of_o the_o distribution_n by_o lot_n c._n 14._o 3_o the_o party_n among_o who_o the_o land_n be_v divide_v viz._n the_o israelites_n c_o 15._o to_o 20._o 4_o the_o menslayer_n etc._n etc._n c._n 20_o 5_o the_o levite_n c._n 21._o 2._o the_o dismission_n and_o remand_v of_o the_o reubenites_n gadites_n &_o half_a tribe_n of_o manasseh_n to_o their_o lot_n on_o the_o other_o side_n jordan_n c._n 22_o 3._o the_o exhortation_n and_o charge_n of_o joshuah_n to_o the_o people_n before_o his_o death_n c._n 23._o ii_o of_o ioshuah_n death_n and_o the_o thing_n immediate_o antecedent_n and_o consequent_a thereto_o c._n 24._o ii_o israel_n condition_n and_o government_n after_o their_o entrance_n into_o the_o promised_n land_n which_o be_v historical_o describe_v what_o it_o be_v 1._o before_o their_o carry_v away_o into_o babylon_n 2._o during_o the_o captivity_n 3._o after_o the_o captivity_n i._o before_o their_o carry_v away_o into_o babylon_n and_o that_o either_o under_o the_o judge_n or_o the_o king_n i._o under_o the_o judge_n and_o here_o we_o have_v two_o history_n viz._n one_o common_a and_o general_n another_o particular_a judge_n i._o the_o common_a or_o general_n history_n be_v the_o book_n of_o judge_n so_o call_v not_o from_o the_o author_n of_o it_o but_o from_o the_o subject_a matter_n of_o it_o in_o hebr._n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d shophtim_fw-la i._n e._n judge_n penman_n of_o this_o book_n the_o hebrew_n think_v to_o be_v samuel_n alsted_n praecog_n theol._n l._n 2._o c._n 119._o o●hers_n think_v that_o every_o judge_n record_v the_o thing_n act_v in_o his_o own_o day_n respective_o and_o that_o samuel_n or_o ezra_n or_o jeremiah_n or_o king_n hezekiah_n who_o man_n copy_v out_o some_o of_o solomon_n proverb_n prov._n 25.1_o collect_v and_o digest_v they_o into_o one_o volume_n hugo_n ●_z in_o prologue_n in_o hunc_fw-la lib._n this_o book_n contain_v a_o history_n of_o israel_n polity_n and_o the_o state_n thereof_o from_o the_o death_n of_o joshuah_n till_o the_o priesthood_n of_o eli._n how_o during_o that_o time_n israel_n ofttimes_o apostatise_v from_o god_n for_o which_o god_n deliver_v they_o into_o their_o enemy_n hand_n but_o upon_o their_o conversion_n to_o he_o he_o save_v they_o by_o judge_n raise_v up_o from_o among_o their_o tribe_n out_o of_o their_o enemy_n hand_n it_o be_v a_o history_n of_o about_o 299_o year_n which_o may_v be_v thus_o compute_v from_o ioshuah_n death_n to_o othniel_n 40_o y._n judg._n 3.11_o from_o othniel_n death_n to_o ehud_n and_o shamgar_n 80_o y._n 3.30_o thence_o to_o deborah_n death_n 40_o y._n 5_o 31._o thence_o to_o gideon_n death-40_a y._n 8_o 28_o thence_o to_o abimilech_n death_n 3_o y._n 9_o 22._o thence_o to_o tholah_n death_n 23_o y._n 10_o 2_o thence_o to_o iair_n death_n 22_o y._n 10_o 3_o thence_o to_o iephte_n death_n 6_o y._n 12_o 7_o thence_o to_o ibzan_n death_n 7_o y._n 12_o 9_o thence_o to_o elon_n death_n 10_o y._n 12_o 11_o thence_o to_o abdon_n death_n 8_o y._n 12_o 14_o thence_o to_o samson_n death-20_a y._n 16_o 31_o scope_n of_o this_o book_n to_o show_v what_o happy_a haleyonian_a day_n god_n church_n enjoy_v under_o pious_a magistrate_n how_o severe_a god_n be_v against_o the_o sin_n especial_o the_o idolatry_n of_o his_o own_o people_n and_o yet_o how_o he_o remember_v mercy_n in_o midst_n of_o severe_a judgement_n principal_a part_n this_o book_n be_v a_o glass_n discover_v israel_n calamity_n and_o the_o cause_n thereof_o their_o sin_n describe_v their_o sin_n i._o as_o general_n universal_a and_o common_a to_o all_o the_o tribe_n viz._n by_o the_o 1._o kind_n or_o sort_n of_o their_o sin_n 1._o negligence_n in_o drive_v the_o canaanite_n out_o of_o the_o land_n c._n 1._o 2._o perfidiousness_n in_o apostatise_v from_o god_n to_o idol_n c._n 2._o 2._o effect_n or_o fruit_n of_o their_o sin_n viz._n five_o several_a oppression_n by_o their_o enemy_n i._n e._n 1._o syrian_n c._n 3._o 2._o canaanites_n c._n 4._o and_o 5._o 3._o midianite_n where_o of_o gideon_n 1._o call_n c._n 6._o 2._o act_n polemical_a c._n 7._o and_o political_n c._n 8._o 3_o successor_n abimilech_n c._n 9_o 4._o ammonite_n here_o 1._o the_o cause_n and_o effect_n of_o the_o oppression_n israel_n apostasy_n and_o repentance_n c._n 10._o 2._o the_o remedy_n viz._n war_n undertake_v against_o ammonite_n c._n 11._o ephraimites_n c._n 12._o 5._o philistine_n samson_n be_v avenger_n samson_n birth_n c._n 13._o prosperity_n c._n 14._o adversity_n c._n 15._o and_o death_n c._n 16._o be_v at_o large_a delineate_v ii_o as_o special_a viz._n 1._o idolatry_n of_o one_o family_n c._n 17._o of_o the_o tribe_n of_o dan_n c._n 18._o 2._o lust_n of_o uncleanness_n perpetrate_v c._n 19_o punish_v c._n 20_o 21._o ruth_n two_o the_o particular_a history_n under_o the_o judge_n be_v the_o book_n of_o ruth_n so_o style_v from_o ruth_n the_o moabitesse_n a_o gentile_a moab_n be_v one_o of_o the_o incestuous_a son_n of_o lot_n gen._n 18_o concern_v who_o this_o book_n treat_v especial_o of_o her_o marriage_n with_o boaz_n who_o pedigree_n by_o a_o prophetic_a spirit_n be_v bring_v down_o to_o k._n david_n ruth_n 4.18_o to_o the_o end_n ruth_n bear_v to_o boaz_n obed_n the_o grandfather_n of_o david_n of_o who_o according_a to_o the_o flesh_n christ_n come_v matth._n 1.5_o 6._o the_o chald._n paraphra_v think_v that_o ruth_n be_v the_o daughter_n of_o eglon_n king_n of_o moab_n but_o that_o be_v not_o prove_v by_o any_o scripture_n nor_o be_v it_o likely_a that_o a_o king_n daughter_n will_v marry_v a_o stranger_n and_o leave_v her_o native_a country_n to_o seek_v bread_n in_o another_o land_n say_v gerh._n augustine_n refer_v the_o time_n of_o this_o history_n to_o the_o beginning_n of_o the_o king_n aug._n l._n 2._o the_o doctrine_n christian_n c._n 8._o joseph_n l._n 5._o antiq._n and_o hugo_n cardinalis_fw-la refer_v it_o to_o the_o time_n of_o eli_n the_o priest_n d._n kimchi_n in_o c._n 1._o ruth_n and_o other_o of_o the_o rabbin_n as_o some_o note_n conceive_v that_o boaz_n who_o marry_v ruth_n be_v that_o judge_n which_o be_v call_v ibzan_n judg._n 12.8_o who_o immediate_o succeed_v jephte_v junius_n and_o tremellius_n compare_v this_o history_n of_o ruth_n with_o matth._n 1.5_o be_v of_o opinion_n that_o this_o history_n fall_v out_o in_o the_o day_n of_o deborah_n annot_n in_o ruth_n 1.1_o but_o it_o be_v certain_a it_o fall_v out_o in_o the_o time_n of_o the_o judge_n ruth_n 1.1_o though_o the_o particular_a time_n perhaps_o can_v so_o punctual_o be_v demonstrate_v penman_n of_o this_o history_n be_v not_o certain_o know_v hebrew_n think_v samu●l_o pen_v it_o alsted_n in_o praecog_n theol._n l._n 2._o c._n 119._o many_o writer_n annex_v this_o book_n of_o ruth_n as_o a_o appendix_n to_o the_o book_n of_o judge_n as_o they_o do_v the_o lamentation_n to_o the_o prophecy_n of_o jeremiah_n andr._n rivet_n isag._n ad_fw-la sacr_n script_n c._n 29._o p._n 501._o scope_n of_o this_o book_n to_o delineate_v part_n of_o the_o genealogy_n of_o christ_n ruth_n 4.18_o etc._n etc._n compare_v with_o mat._n 1.5.6_o and_o to_o show_v that_o salvation_n by_o jesus_n christ_n belong_v to_o sinner_n of_o the_o gentile_n as_o well_o as_o to_o the_o jew_n christ_n derive_v his_o line_n not_o only_o from_o jew_n but_o also_o from_o gentile_n and_o sinner_n for_o the_o raise_n up_o of_o their_o hope_n and_o consolation_n in_o he_o principal_a part_n in_o this_o history_n be_v describe_v 1._o ruth_n distress_n in_o her_o widowhood_n c._n 1._o 2._o ruth_n deliverance_n from_o this_o distress_n which_o be_v 1._o inohoate_n 1._o by_o her_o glean_v in_o boaz_n his_o field_n with_o his_o approbation_n c._n 2._o 2._o by_o her_o lodging_n at_o boaz_n his_o foot_n in_o the_o thresh_a floor_n at_o her_o mother_n appointment_n he_o be_v a_o near_a kinsman_n c._n 3._o 2._o consummate_v by_o boaz_n his_o marry_v of_o her_o c._n 4._o ii_o under_o the_o king_n and_o here_o we_o have_v three_o history_n compile_v in_o six_o book_n viz._n the_o two_o book_n of_o samuel_n the_o two_o book_n of_o king_n and_o the_o two_o book_n of_o chronicle_n which_o history_n set_v forth_o the_o state_n of_o the_o kingdom_n of_o israel_n three_o way_n viz._n 1._o as_o the_o kingdom_n be_v unite_v of_o which_o the_o two_o book_n of_o samuel_n 2._o as_o the_o kingdom_n be_v divide_v of_o which_o the_o two_o book_n of_o king_n 3._o as_o the_o kingdom_n be_v both_o unite_v and_o divide_v of_o which_o the_o two_o book_n of_o chronicle_n as_o trelcatius_n in_o oeconomiâ_fw-la bibliorum_fw-la well_o observe_v and_o as_o the_o matter_n of_o these_o history_n do_v clear_o evince_v i._o the_o unite_a state_n of_o the_o kingdom_n of_o israel_n be_v describe_v what_o it_o be_v both_o under_o the_o
this_o i._o of_o chron._n principal_o insist_o upon_o the_o history_n of_o david_n relate_v his_o genealogy_n from_o the_o first_o adam_n and_o so_o forward_o towards_o the_o second_o adam_n wherein_o the_o 12._o tribe_n and_o their_o family_n etc._n etc._n be_v record_v c._n 1._o to_o 10._o and_o his_o famous_a act_n c._n 10._o to_o the_o end_n of_o the_o book_n so_o that_o this_o book_n be_v a_o compendious_a chronology_n of_o all_o the_o former_a book_n to_o the_o book_n of_o king_n of_o thing_n from_o the_o world_n creation_n till_o about_o the_o year_n 2985._o viz._n of_o genesis_n 2368_o y._n all_o which_o have_v be_v above_o particular_o explain_v and_o demonstrate_v so_o the_o i._o of_o chronicle_n be_v the_o long_a history_n of_o any_o one_o book_n in_o the_o whole_a bible_n exodus_fw-la 142._o y._n all_o which_o have_v be_v above_o particular_o explain_v and_o demonstrate_v so_o the_o i._o of_o chronicle_n be_v the_o long_a history_n of_o any_o one_o book_n in_o the_o whole_a bible_n the_o other_o book_n of_o moses_n 39_o y._n all_o which_o have_v be_v above_o particular_o explain_v and_o demonstrate_v so_o the_o i._o of_o chronicle_n be_v the_o long_a history_n of_o any_o one_o book_n in_o the_o whole_a bible_n joshuah_n 17._o almost_o 18_o y._n all_o which_o have_v be_v above_o particular_o explain_v and_o demonstrate_v so_o the_o i._o of_o chronicle_n be_v the_o long_a history_n of_o any_o one_o book_n in_o the_o whole_a bible_n judge_n 299_o y._n all_o which_o have_v be_v above_o particular_o explain_v and_o demonstrate_v so_o the_o i._o of_o chronicle_n be_v the_o long_a history_n of_o any_o one_o book_n in_o the_o whole_a bible_n i._o of_o samuel_n 80_o y._n all_o which_o have_v be_v above_o particular_o explain_v and_o demonstrate_v so_o the_o i._o of_o chronicle_n be_v the_o long_a history_n of_o any_o one_o book_n in_o the_o whole_a bible_n ii_o of_o samuel_n 40_o y._n all_o which_o have_v be_v above_o particular_o explain_v and_o demonstrate_v so_o the_o i._o of_o chronicle_n be_v the_o long_a history_n of_o any_o one_o book_n in_o the_o whole_a bible_n hierom_n call_v the_o chronicle_n instrumenti_fw-la veteris_fw-la epitomen_fw-la etc._n etc._n the_o epitome_n of_o the_o old_a testament_n and_o that_o it_o be_v of_o such_o consequence_n that_o whosoever_o will_v arrogate_v to_o himself_o the_o knowledge_n of_o the_o scripture_n without_o it_o do_v but_o mock_v and_o abuse_v himself_o hieronym_n in_o ep._n ad_fw-la paulin._n and_o again_o style_v it_o totius_fw-la divinae_fw-la historiae_fw-la 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d i._n e._n the_o chronicle_n of_o the_o whole_a divine_a history_n hier._n in_o prologue_n galeat_fw-la penman_n of_o this_o and_o the_o second_o book_n be_v uncertain_a r._n salomo_n r._n d._n kimchi_n think_v it_o be_v ezra_n say_v alsted_n in_o praecog_n theol._n l._n 2._o c._n 120._o junius_n also_o be_v of_o the_o same_o judgement_n jun._n annot._n in_o 1_o king_n 11.41_o and_o in_o his_o argument_n before_o 1_o chron._n the_o argument_n that_o general_o incline_v they_o all_o to_o this_o opinion_n be_v that_o the_o same_o word_n which_o be_v use_v in_o the_o close_a of_o the_o chronicle_n 2_o chron._n 36.23_o be_v also_o use_v in_o the_o begin_n of_o ezra_n ezr._n 1.1_o 2_o 3._o scope_n the_o primary_n scope_n of_o this_o book_n seem_v to_o be_v this_o clear_o to_o describe_v the_o line_n and_o genealogy_n of_o christ_n the_o messiah_n promise_v to_o david_n abraham_n and_o adam_n that_o when_o in_o fullness_n of_o time_n christ_n shall_v be_v reveal_v and_o perform_v the_o church_n may_v infallible_o know_v that_o he_o be_v the_o promise_a seed_n of_o the_o woman_n principal_a part_n this_o first_o book_n of_o chron._n describe_v the_o israelitish_n kingdom_n in_o its_o 1_o foundation_n and_o 2_o administration_n i._o foundation_n where_o of_o 1._o the_o general_a genealogy_n of_o all_o nation_n from_o adam_n to_o jacob_n c._n 1._o here_o be_v a_o chronicle_n of_o 1_o the_o pentateuch_n 2_o joshuah_n 3._o judge_n 2._o particular_a geneal_n of_o the_o nation_n of_o israel_n by_o the_o twelve_o tribe_n c._n 2._o to_o 9_o here_o be_v a_o chronicle_n of_o 1_o the_o pentateuch_n 2_o joshuah_n 3._o judge_n ii_o administration_n under_o 1_o saul_n who_o 1_o genealogy_n be_v in_o c._n 9_o 2_o death_n c._n 10._o 2_o david_n who_o 1._o kingly_a condition_n c._n 11_o 12_o 14._o 2_o act_n 1_o sacred_a restore_v god_n ●orship_n in_o respect_n of_o the_o 1_o place_n c._n 13_o 15_o 17_o 22._o 2_o person_n minister_a in_o the_o 1_o tabernacle_n c._n 16_o 2_o temple_n c._n 23._o 24_o 25_o 26_o here_o be_v a_o chronicle_n of_o the_o two_o book_n of_o samuel_n 2_o polemical_a or_o martial_a c._n 18_o 19_o 20._o 3._o political_n c._n 21.27_o 3._o death_n c._n 28_o 29._o where_o be_v declare_v how_o david_n before_o his_o death_n in_o a_o solemn_a assembly_n at_o jerusalem_n take_v his_o leave_n of_o his_o kindred_n set_a solomon_n or_o his_o throne_n after_o he_o have_v give_v he_o direction_n about_o the_o temple_n and_o himself_o with_o his_o prince_n have_v offer_v willing_o towards_o the_o build_n of_o it_o two_o chron_n 2._o according_a to_o the_o unite_a and_o divide_v state_n of_o the_o kingdom_n in_o the_o two_o of_o chronicle_n so_o call_v for_o the_o reason_n former_o allege_v this_o book_n relate_v the_o history_n of_o the_o israelitish_n state_n from_o the_o begin_n of_o king_n solomon_n reign_n till_o their_o return_n from_o the_o babylonish_n captivity_n which_o fall_v out_o about_o the_o first_o year_n of_o cyrus_n king_n of_o persian_n set_v down_o both_o the_o union_n and_o flourish_a condition_n of_o the_o kingdom_n under_o solomon_n but_o the_o division_n and_o decay_n of_o the_o kingdom_n thence_o ensue_v till_o it_o come_v to_o utter_v ruin_n so_o this_o book_n contain_v a_o history_n of_o about_o 472_o year_n from_o solomon_n to_o carry_v away_o of_o jechonias_n 401._o as_o jun._n and_o tremell_n compute_v in_o the_o captivity_n 70_o as_o jun._n and_o tremell_n compute_v under_o cyrus_n the_o persian_a 1._o as_o jun._n and_o tremell_n compute_v so_o that_o this_o book_n be_v a_o epitome_n or_o chronicle_n of_o the_o two_o book_n of_o king_n with_o addition_n if_o we_o consider_v the_o book_n of_o samuel_n king_n and_o chronicle_n all_o together_o they_o contain_v a_o historical_a narration_n how_o the_o kingdom_n of_o israel_n 1_o began_n under_o samuel_n 2_o increase_v under_o david_n 3_o flourish_v under_o solomon_n and_o 4_o fail_v under_o zedekiah_n thus_o it_o endure_v almost_o 565_o year_n penman_n see_v in_o 1._o of_o chron._n scope_n for_o substance_n the_o same_o with_o that_o of_o the_o two_o book_n of_o king_n principal_a part_n this_o book_n contain_v a_o historical_a narration_n of_o the_o kingdom_n of_o israel_n i_o flourish_a or_o increase_v under_o king_n solomon_n touch_v solomon_n be_v record_v his_o 1._o virtue_n c._n 1._o 2._o building_n 1._o sacred_a viz._n the_o temple_n where_o 1._o his_o preparation_n for_o it_o c_o 2._o 2._o his_o extruction_n or_o building_n of_o it_o viz._n of_o the_o temple_n contain_v c._n 3._o and_o of_o the_o holy_a utensil_n contain_v in_o it_o c._n 4._o 3._o his_o dedication_n of_o the_o temple_n partly_o by_o dedicate_v thing_n especial_o the_o ark_n bring_v into_o the_o temple_n c._n 5._o partly_o by_o praise_n and_o prayer_n c._n 6._o partly_o by_o sacrifice_n c._n 7._o 2._o civil_a viz._n several_a city_n which_o he_o build_v c._n 8._o 3._o condition_n and_o death_n c._n 9_o ii_o fade_v or_o decrease_v under_o the_o follow_a king_n of_o judah_n and_o israel_n the_o kingdom_n be_v divide_v till_o the_o return_n from_o captivity_n in_o the_o reign_n of_o cyrus_n where_o note_v five_o concussion_n of_o shake_n of_o the_o kingdom_n under_o these_o ensue_a king_n viz._n rehoboam_n c._n 10_o 11_o 12_o abia_n c._n 13_o asa_n c._n 14_o 15_o 16_o jehoshaphat_n c._n 17_o 18_o 19_o 20_o jehoram_n c._n 21_o ahaziah_n c._n 22_o joash_n c._n 23_o 24_o amaziah_n c._n 25_o uzziah_n c._n 26_o jotham_n c._n 27_o ahaz_n c._n 28_o hezekiah_n c._n 29_o 30_o 31_o 32_o manas●eh_n c._n 33_o amon_n c._n 33_o josi●h_n c._n 34_o 35_o joahaz_n c._n 36._o jehoakim_n c._n 36._o jechoniah_n c._n 36._o zedekiah_n c._n 36._o ii_o after_o the_o people_n of_o israel_n captivity_n in_o which_o regard_n we_o have_v their_o reduction_n or_o bring_v back_o from_o the_o captivity_n of_o babylon_n hystorical_o declare_v and_o that_o two_o way_n 1._o according_a to_o the_o truth_n and_o manner_n of_o it_o 2._o according_a to_o the_o fruit_n and_o event_n of_o it_o ezra_n 1_o the_o truth_n and_o manner_n of_o god_n people_n return_v from_o babylon_n be_v contain_v in_o the_o book_n of_o ezra_n so_o call_v from_o ezra_n the_o penman_n of_o it_o who_o act_n also_o
of_o israel_n viz._n jeroboam_fw-la nadab_n baasha_n elah_n zimri_n omri_n and_o tibni_n ahab_n ahaziah_n this_o be_v a_o history_n of_o 118._o year_n viz._n under_o solomon_n 40_o year_n 1_o king_n 11.42_o under_o the_o rest_n of_o king_n of_o judah_n 78._o year_n for_o rehoboam_n reign_v 17_o year_n 1_o king_n 17.31_o ab●jam_n 3_o year_n 1_o king_n 15.2_o asa_n 41._o year_n 1_o king_n 15.10_o jehoshaphat_n 17._o year_n 1_o king_n 22.51_o in_o all_o 118_o year_n penman_n of_o this_o book_n and_o also_o of_o the_o second_o book_n of_o king_n be_v conceive_v not_o to_o be_v any_o one_o man_n but_o divers_a though_o the_o hebrew_n will_v have_v they_o to_o be_v write_v by_o jeremiah_n other_o think_v that_o the_o church_n history_n which_o be_v write_v by_o divers_a be_v digest_v and_o collect_v into_o volume_n either_o by_o e●ra_n gerh._n loc_n com._n 1_o de_fw-la scriptura_fw-la in_o exegesi_n §_o 129._o or_o by_o the_o chief_a priest_n and_o prophet_n as_o the_o church_n pub._n actuari●s_n alsted_n proecog_n theol._n l._n 2._o c._n 120._o however_o it_o seem_v evident_a that_o the_o begin_n of_o 1._o of_o king_n touch_v solomon_n reign_n be_v write_v by_o nathan_n abijah_n and_o iddo_n 2_o chron._n 9.29_o see_v jun._n in_o loc_n and_o other_o part_n by_o jehu_n son_n of_o canani_n 2_o chron._n 20.3_o see_v jun._n annot_n ibid._n and_o by_o the_o prophet_n isaiah_n as_o junius_n think_v partly_o in_o his_o prophecy_n part_o in_o the_o book_n of_o king_n 2_o chron._n 26.22_o scope_n to_o show_v how_o the_o piety_n of_o king_n preserve_v their_o kingdom_n in_o unity_n and_o flourish_a prosperity_n but_o the_o sin_n and_o wickedness_n of_o king_n especial_o their_o idolatry_n whereby_o they_o divide_v themselves_o from_o god_n bring_v division_n into_o their_o kingdom_n and_o consequent_o ruin_v upon_o themselves_o their_o family_n and_o dominion_n principal_a part_n may_v be_v point_v out_o according_a to_o the_o period_n of_o every_o several_a king_n reign_n but_o rather_o thus_o this_o book_n contain_v the_o increase_n and_o decrease_v of_o the_o kingdom_n of_o israel_n i._o increase_v of_o the_o kingdom_n under_o solomon_n who_o life_n and_o death_n be_v record_v 1._o solomon_n life_n therein_o consider_v his_o 1._o election_n c._n 1_o 2._o 2._o administration_n or_o government_n of_o the_o kingdom_n where_o note_n 1._o his_o great_a prudence_n c._n 3_o 4._o 2._o his_o magnificence_n in_o building_n the_o temple_n c._n 5_o 6_o 8._o his_o own_o house_n in_o lebanon_n c._n 7._o the_o king_n house_n more_o public_a c._n 9_o 3._o his_o condition_n prosperous_a c._n 10._o adverse_a c._n 11._o 2._o solomon_n death_n c._n 11._o ii_o decrease_v of_o the_o kingdom_n once_o divide_v and_o this_o under_o 1._o the_o king_n of_o judah_n 1_o rehoboam_n c._n 12_o 14._o 2._o abijah_n c_o 15.3_o asa_n c._n 15._o 4._o jehoshaphat_n c_o 22._o 5_o jehoram_fw-la c._n 22._o ver_fw-la 50._o 2._o the_o king_n of_o israel_n contemporary_a to_o the_o king_n of_o judah_n viz._n 1._o jeroboam_fw-la c._n 12_o 13_o 14._o 2_o nadab_n c._n 15._o 3._o baasha_n c._n 16.4_o elah_n 5._o zimri_n 6._o omri_n c._n 16.7_o ahab_n 1_o who_o stock_n be_v record_v c._n 16._o from_o ver_fw-la 28._o 2_o who_o prosperous_a state_n be_v declare_v in_o respect_n of_o elijah_n presence_n here_o be_v consider_v elijah_n ambassadge_n to_o the_o king_n c._n 17_o 18._o elijah_n exile_n c._n 19_o in_o respect_n of_o ahab_n double_a victory_n c._n 20._o 3_o who_o act_n and_o manner_n be_v describe_v c._n 21._o 4_o who_o death_n be_v delineate_v c._n 22._o 8._o ahaziah_n c._n 22._o ver_fw-la 51._o etc._n etc._n two_o king_n 2._o according_a to_o the_o progress_n and_o growth_n of_o the_o kingdom_n be_v division_n and_o the_o miserable_a calamity_n grow_v and_o increase_v thereupon_o this_o be_v relate_v in_o the_o 11._o of_o king_n call_v in_o hebr._n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 11._o melacim_o i._n c._n the_o second_o of_o king_n by_o the_o greek_a and_o latin_a the_o iv._o of_o king_n the_o history_n of_o the_o king_n be_v still_o continue_v in_o this_o book_n this_o book_n be_v a_o history_n of_o about_o 320._o year_n under_o 12._o king_n of_o israel_n and_o 16._o king_n of_o judah_n under_o 12._o king_n of_o israel_n 162_o year_n ahazia_n 1_o year_n 1_o king_n 22.52_o joram_n 11_o year_n 2_o king_n 3.1_o &_o 8.25_o jehu_n 28_o year_n 2_o king_n 10.36_o jehoahaz_n 17_o year_n viz._n 15_o alone_a and_o two_o with_o his_o son_n 2_o king_n 13.1.10_o joash_n 16_o year_n 2_o king_n 13.10_o jeroboam_fw-la 41_o year_n 2_o king_n 14.23_o zechariah_n 6_o month_n 2_o king_n 15.8_o shallum_n 1_o month_n 2_o king_n 15.13_o menachem_n 10_o year_n 2_o king_n 15.17_o pekachijah_n 2_o year_n 2_o king_n 15.23_o pekah_n 20_o year_n 2_o king_n 15.27_o hosheah_o who_o reign_v 18_o y._n viz._n 9_o y._n free_a 2_o king_n 17.1_o and_o 9_o y._n a_o tributary_n to_o the_o king_n of_o assyria_n by_o who_o at_o last_o he_o be_v carry_v captive_a ver_fw-la 6._o under_o 16_o king_n of_o judah_n 320_o year_n jehoram_fw-la 12_o y._n viz._n 8._o alone_a and_o 4._o with_o his_o father_n jehoshaphat_n 2_o king_n 8.17_o ahazia_n 1._o y._n 2_o king_n 8.26_o athalia_fw-la 6_o year_n 2_o king_n 11.3_o joash_n 40._o y._n 2_o king_n 12.1.39_o junius_n amaziah_n 29_o year_n 12_o of_o which_o in_o exile_n 2_o king_n 14.2_o azariah_n or_o vzziah_n 52._o year_n 2_o king_n 15_o 5._o jotham_n 16._o year_n 2_o king_n 15.33_o 15._o year_n jun._n ahaz_n 16._o year_n 2_o king_n 16.2_o 14._o year_n jun._n hezekiah_n 29._o year_n 2_o king_n 18.2_o manasses_n 55._o year_n 2_o king_n 21.2_o ammon_n 2_o year_n 2_o king_n 21.19_o josiah_n 31._o year_n 2_o king_n 22.1_o joahaz_n 3._o month_n 2_o king_n 23.36_o ichoiakim_n 11_o year_n 2_o king_n 23.36_o ichoiachin_n three_o month_n 2_o king_n 24.8_o zedekiah_n 11._o year_n 2_o king_n 24.18_o thence_o till_o jehoiakins_n advancement_n 26._o year_n 2_o king_n 25.27_o 30._o penman_n of_o this_o 11._o of_o king_n see_v in_o penman_n of_o 1._o of_o king_n scope_n to_o delineate_v god_n verity_n in_o his_o promise_n and_o threat_n together_o with_o his_o severity_n in_o his_o judgement_n the_o continual_a revolution_n of_o family_n and_o state_n the_o mischief_n of_o sin_n especial_o in_o magistrate_n divide_v they_o and_o their_o people_n from_o god_n and_o consequent_o themselves_o among_o themselves_o till_o both_o king_n people_n and_o kingdom_n be_v ripe_a and_o ready_a for_o desolation_n principal_a part_n may_v be_v consider_v either_o according_a to_o the_o reign_n of_o the_o several_a king_n of_o israel_n and_o judah_n as_o afore_o or_o as_o follow_v this_o book_n declare_v the_o state_n of_o the_o kingdom_n of_o israel_n and_o judah_n together_o with_o their_o defection_n and_o decline_a 1._o several_o of_o the_o kingdom_n of_o israel_n under_o 1._o ahaziah_n c._n 1.2_o 2._o joram_n where_o of_o elishah_n miracle_n c._n 3.4.5_o oracle_n or_o prophecy_n c_o 6.7.8_o 2._o joint_o of_o israel_n and_o judah_n parallel_v as_o it_o be_v together_o c._n 9_o to_o 18._o 3_o several_o of_o the_o kingdom_n of_o judah_n who_o 1._o weaken_v be_v record_v 1._o under_o a_o good_a king_n hezekiah_n c._n 18._o 19.20_o 2._o under_o a_o bad_a king_n manasseh_n c._n 20.21_o 2._o reparation_n be_v endeavour_v by_o josiah_n c._n 22.23_o 3._o subversion_n be_v 1._o begin_v c._n 23._o 24._o 2._o accomplish_v c._n 25._o iii_o the_o unite_a and_o divide_v state_n of_o the_o kingdom_n be_v lay_v down_o in_o the_o two_o book_n of_o chronicle_n with_o some_o further_a addition_n and_o amplification_n to_o the_o former_a history_n this_o be_v do_v two_o way_n i_o chron._n 1._o according_a to_o the_o unite_a state_n of_o the_o kingdom_n in_o i._o of_o chronicle_n so_o call_v because_o the_o act_n of_o former_a time_n be_v herein_o record_v or_o chronicle_v in_o hebr._n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d dihre_fw-ge haijamim_fw-ge i._n e._n the_o word_n of_o day_n because_o they_o be_v as_o a_o sacred_a diary_n report_v the_o act_n and_o occurrent_n in_o the_o church_n of_o god_n and_o civil_a state_n both_o domestic_a and_o foreign_a munsterus_n not_o unfit_o style_v they_o libros_fw-la annalium_fw-la i._n e._n the_o book_n of_o annal_n annal_n bare_o declare_v matter_n of_o fact_n for_o divers_a year_n in_o order_n as_o gellius_n note_v l._n 5._o n._n a._n c._n 18._o these_o two_o book_n be_v the_o church_n annal_n in_o greek_a these_o two_o book_n be_v call_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d bibloi_n paralipomenon_n i._n e._n the_o book_n of_o thing_n omit_v or_o the_o book_n of_o remain_n because_o some_o thing_n omit_v or_o not_o full_o describe_v in_o the_o pentateuch_n joshuah_n judge_n ruth_n samuel_n and_o king_n be_v here_o summary_o explicate_v and_o supply_v
be_v the_o chief_a subject-matter_n of_o it_o some_o count_n and_o call_v ezra_n a_o prophet_n lactant._n lib._n 4._o iust._n c._n 11._o but_o augustine_n doubt_v whether_o he_o may_v be_v call_v a_o prophet_n aug._n l._n 18_o de_fw-la civet_fw-la dei_fw-la c._n 36._o hierome_n say_v he_o be_v josedech_n who_o son_n be_v jesus_n the_o highpriest_n see_v ludovic_n viu._n in_o lib._n 18_o de_fw-la civit._fw-la dei_fw-la c._n 36._o but_o how_o can_v he_o be_v deny_v to_o be_v a_o prophet_n when_o christ_n himself_o style_v all_o the_o book_n of_o the_o old_a testament_n moses_n and_o the_o prophet_n luk._n 16.29.31_o this_o be_v certain_a ezra_n be_v a_o priest_n ezr._n 7_o 11_o 12._o he_o be_v of_o the_o house_n and_o lineage_n of_o aaron_n see_v his_o pedigree_n ezr._n 7.1.2_o 3_o 4_o 5._o a_o most_o expert_a and_o ready_a scribe_n in_o the_o law_n of_o moses_n ezr._n 7.6_o 10_o 11._o he_o be_v send_v with_o commission_n by_o artaxerxes_n from_o babylon_n to_o jerusalem_n etc._n etc._n ver_fw-la 11._o etc._n etc._n zerubbabel_n restore_v the_o temple_n ezra_n the_o worship_n of_o god_n nehemiah_n the_o city_n jerusalem_n this_o book_n and_o that_o of_o nehemiah_n follow_v be_v by_o the_o hebrew_n repute_v as_o but_o one_o volume_n and_o that_o be_v call_v by_o they_o the_o i._o of_o ezra_n this_o the_o ii_o of_o ezra_n hieronym_n in_o epist._n ad_fw-la paulin._n and_o lactant._n instit._n l._n 4._o c._n 11._o the_o greek_a and_o latin_a divide_v they_o as_o our_o english_a into_o two_o book_n the_o former_a be_v ascribe_v to_o ezra_n the_o latter_a to_o nehemiah_n the_o book_n of_o ezra_n in_o order_n well_o follow_v the_o chronicle_n for_o the_o very_a word_n which_o conclude_v the_o chronicle_n 2_o chron._n 36._o last_o do_v begin_v this_o book_n of_o ezra_n ezra_n 1.1_o 2_o 3._o not_o only_o intimate_v that_o ezra_n be_v probable_o penman_n of_o they_o both_o but_o also_o that_o in_o this_o book_n the_o history_n be_v continue_v in_o ezra_n be_v declare_v the_o jew_n return_v from_o babylon_n and_o it_o be_v a_o history_n for_o about_o 146._o year_n viz._n from_o the_o edict_n of_o cyrus_n to_o the_o nineteen_o year_n of_o artaxerxes_n mnemon_n as_o junius_n compute_v of_o cyrus_n and_o cambyses_n 9_o magi_n 1_o darius_n histaspis_n 36_o xerxes_n 22_o artaxerxes_n longimanus_fw-la 40_o darius_n nothus_fw-la 19_o artaxerxes_n mnemon_n 19_o scope_n to_o evidence_n how_o punctual_o faithful_a and_o alsufficient_o able_a god_n be_v in_o perform_v of_o his_o promise_n to_o his_o church_n and_o people_n in_o their_o season_n touch_v their_o deliverance_n and_o restauration_n against_o all_o impediment_n improbability_n and_o seem_a impossibility_n for_o he_o make_v cyrus_n a_o heathen_a king_n his_o shepherd_n and_o nurse_v father_n to_o his_o church_n to_o bring_v they_o out_o of_o babylon_n wherein_o they_o be_v as_o helpless_a and_o hopeless_a as_o dead_a body_n or_o dry_a bone_n in_o a_o grave_n ezek._n 37._o 2_o 3_o 11_o 12_o 13._o to_o build_v the_o temple_n and_o jerusalem_n isa._n 44._o 28._o and_o 45._o 1._o etc._n etc._n compare_v with_o ezra_n 1.1_o 2._o etc._n etc._n principal_a part_n in_o this_o book_n be_v lay_v down_o touch_v the_o jew_n return_n 1._o the_o cause_n of_o their_o return_n from_o babylon_n viz._n 1._o instrumental_a cyrus_n his_o grant_n c._n 1._o 2._o material_a person_n return_v c._n 2._o 3._o final_a the_o restauration_n of_o the_o temple_n and_o worship_n of_o god_n c._n 3._o 2._o the_o impediment_n of_o their_o return_n 1._o recite_v viz._n the_o samaritan_n c._n 4._o and_o the_o ruler_n of_o canaan_n c._n 5._o 2._o remove_v by_o the_o renew_n of_o cyrus_n his_o edict_n c._n 6._o 3._o the_o success_n of_o their_o return_n where_o be_v describe_v 1_o ezra_n commission_n c._n 7._o 2._o his_o execution_n of_o his_o commission_n c._n 8._o 3._o the_o reformation_n of_o mix_a marriage_n which_o be_v describe_v c._n 9_o abolish_v c._n 10._o nehemia_n ii_o the_o fruit_n and_o event_n of_o the_o jew_n return_v from_o babylon_n be_v lay_v down_o in_o the_o book_n of_o nehemiah_n so_o call_v 1_o partly_o because_o nehemiah_n be_v penman_n of_o it_o neh._n 1.1_o 2_o partly_o because_o the_o act_n of_o nehemiah_n be_v the_o principal_a subject-matter_n of_o the_o book_n nehemiah_n be_v the_o great_a repairer_n &_o restorer_n of_o the_o holy_a city_n jerusalem_n it_o be_v by_o some_o call_v the_o ii_o of_o ezra_n because_o the_o history_n begin_v by_o ezra_n touch_v the_o jew_n return_v from_o babylon_n be_v here_o continue_a nehemiah_n be_v suppose_v to_o aeb_fw-mi the_o same_o who_o be_v call_v the_o tirshatha_n ezr._n 2.63_o so_o munsterus_n neh._n 8.9_o which_o signify_v a_o cupbearer_n gerh._o exeg_n in_o loc_n 1._o the_o scrip._n §_o 132._o but_o in_o the_o chaldee_n tongue_n be_v a_o title_n of_o dignity_n and_o honour_n r._n aben_n ezra_n say_v gerh._n translate_v legatus_fw-la regis_fw-la i._n e._n the_o king_n legate_n ambassador_n or_o commissary_n by_o jun._n &_o trem._n who_o yet_o interpret_v this_o rather_o of_o shazbazzar_n who_o many_o think_v to_o be_v zerubbabel_n in_o the_o margin_n of_o our_o english_a bibles_n it_o be_v render_v governor_n he_o be_v the_o son_n of_o hachaliah_n neh._n 1.1_o and_o cupbearer_n to_o king_n artaxerxes_n in_o the_o twenty_o year_n of_o his_o reign_n neh._n ●_o 11_o and_o 2.1_o the_o king_n palace_n be_v at_o shushan_n neh._n 1.1_o that_o be_v the_o metropolis_n of_o persia_n which_o darius_n hystaspis_n build_v plin._n n._n h._n l._n 6_o c._n 27._o in_o this_o book_n be_v declare_v the_o happy_a fruit_n of_o the_o jew_n return_v both_o in_o reference_n to_o the_o politic_a and_o ecclesiastic_a state_n it_o contain_v a_o history_n of_o about_o 55_o year_n as_o gerh._n loc._n com._n supradict_v &_o junius_n in_o annot._n show_v viz._n from_o the_o twenty_o year_n of_o artaerxes_n mnemon_n neh._n 2.1_o 24_o thence_o of_o darius_n ochus_n 23_o thence_o of_o asrenes_n 3_o thence_o of_o darius_n the_o last_o 5_o scope_n to_o let_v we_o know_v how_o deep_a and_o desperate_a the_o distress_n of_o the_o church_n may_v grow_v before_o god_n will_v restore_v she_o how_o difficult_a slow_a and_o perplex_v a_o work_n the_o work_n of_o reformation_n be_v both_o by_o reason_n of_o adversary_n to_o be_v oppose_v and_o public_a corruption_n to_o be_v remove_v how_o easy_o and_o wonderful_o god_n can_v bring_v reformation_n to_o perfection_n against_o all_o impediment_n whatsoever_o when_o he_o be_v resolve_v to_o carry_v it_o on_o what_o excellent_a and_o useful_a instrument_n pious_a and_o faithful_a magistrate_n be_v for_o the_o accomplish_n both_o of_o civil_a and_o ecclesiastical_a reformation_n nehemiah_n be_v a_o lively_a pattern_n of_o a_o true_a reformer_n indeed_o principal_a part_n this_o book_n set_v forth_o the_o restauration_n of_o jerusalem_n and_o this_o by._n i._o reparation_n of_o the_o wall_n gate_n and_o building_n where_o consider_v 1._o the_o cause_n of_o it_o 1._o principal_a god_n c._n 1._o 2._o instrumental_a nehemiah_n c._n 2._o 2._o the_o work_n itself_o 1._o begin_v c._n 3._o 2._o hinder_v by_o impediment_n external_a c._n 4._o internal_a c._n 5._o mix_v c._n 6._o 3._o perfect_v c._n 6._o ii_o reformation_n both_o of_o the_o state_n politic_a and_o ecclesiastic_a c._n 7._o to_o 13._o hereunto_o appertain_v 1._o the_o custody_n of_o the_o city_n the_o number_n of_o the_o captive_n that_o return_v viz._n 49942._o neh._n 7.66.67_o and_o the_o oblation_n c._n 7._o 2._o a_o description_n of_o two_o festival_n c._n 8._o 3._o the_o people_n public_a repentance_n in_o a_o solemn_a fast_o testify_v by_o a_o solemn_a covenant_n make_v and_o subscribe_v for_o reformation_n c._n 9_o 10._o 4._o the_o inhabitant_n of_o jerusalem_n viz._n ruler_n volunteer_n and_o man_n choose_v by_o lot_n c._n 11._o 5._o the_o number_n and_o office_n of_o the_o priest_n with_o the_o dedication_n of_o the_o wall_n of_o jerusalem_n c._n 12._o iii_o correction_n of_o such_o corruption_n and_o miscarriage_n as_o have_v rise_v in_o judea_n in_o nehemiah_n absence_n c._n 13._o esther_n iii_o under_o the_o jew_n captivity_n in_o babylon_n and_o other_o place_n out_o of_o judea_n the_o condition_n of_o the_o church_n be_v describe_v in_o the_o book_n of_o esther_n style_v by_o the_o hebrew_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d megillath_n esther_n i._n e._n the_o volume_n of_o esther_n so_o denominate_v from_o esther_n the_o queen_n a_o jewesh_n who_o faithful_a service_n do_v for_o the_o oppress_a church_n and_o people_n of_o god_n in_o extremity_n of_o strait_n be_v the_o primary_n subject_n of_o this_o book_n some_o writer_n exclude_v this_o book_n out_o of_o the_o canon_n of_o scripture_n as_o melito_n in_o eusebius_n lib._n 4._o c._n 25._o athan●sius_n in_o synopsi_n and_o nazianzen_n in_o carm._n de_fw-fr script_n but_o the_o hebrew_n and_o primitive_a christian_n
by_o 1._o prayer_n whence_o psalmi_n 〈◊〉_d