Thousand Years of Jewish History - Maurice Harris




Book I: A Vassal State


CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE


PERSIAN RULERS B.C.E.
Cyrus conquers Babylon 538
Cambyses 529
Darius 522
Battle of Marathon 490
Xerxes 485
Artaxerxes I (Longimanus) 465
Darius II 424
Artaxerxes II (Mnemon) 404
Artaxerxes III (Ochus) 358
Alexander conquers Persia, seige of Tyre 332
JUDEA UNDER PERSIANS 538
Return of Judah from Exile 536
Haggai and Zechariah, prophets 520-516
Second Temple rebuilt 516
Esther and Mordecai 485
Ezra leads exiles to Jerusalem 458
Nehemiah's first visit 444
Nehemiah Governor of Judah 432
Malachi the prophet about 430
Onias I, High Priest 332
CONTEMPORARIES
Gautama Buddha 500
Confucius 500
Socrates 430
Xenophon 400
Plato d. 347


GRECO-EGYPTIAN RULERS B.C.E.
Death of Alexander, Empire divided 323
Ptolemy II, Philadelphus 285
Ptolemy III Euergetes 247
Ptolemy IV Philopator 222
Ptolemy VI Philometor 181
JUDEA UNDER PTOLEMIES301
Simon the Just 300
Septuagint translation to Greek 250
Joseph, Governor of Palestine 230


GRECO-SYRIAN RULERS B.C.E.
Seleucidan Era begins 312
Antiochus III, the Great 223
Antiochus IV Epiphanes 175
Antiochus V, Eupater 164
Demetrius I, Soter 162
Alexander Balas 150
Demetrius II, Nicator 145
JUDEA UNDER SELEUCIDS 203
Mattathias leads Uprising 168
Judas Maccabee 167
Book of Daniel written, about 166
Temple re-dedicated—Hanukkah 165
Alliance with Rome 161
Judas Maccabeus died 160
Onias IV builds Temple in Egypt 160
Jonathan, High Priest and Tributary Prince 152
Simon—Judea independent 142-135
Ben Sirach visits Egypt 132