The Five Books of Maccabees Chronological Blair Table (transcribed and updated).

……. ………………………………… | ………………………………… | ………………………………… | ………………………………… | …………………………………
BC. Kings of Egypt. | Kings of Syria | Jewish High Priest
| Kings of Parthia | Memorable Events
. . | . | & or Princes
| . | .
324 . | . | . | . | Alexander the Great dies.
323 Ptolemy I Soter aka Ptolemy of Lagus | . | Onias I son of Jaddua, c. 320-280 BC
| . | .
312 . | Seleucus I Nicator. | . | . | The Era of the Seleucids begins.
302 . | . | Simon the Just. (High Priest) aka Simeon the Righteous son of Onias, c. 280-260 BC
| . | .
284 Ptolemy II Philadelphus. | . | . | . | .
283 . | . | Eleazar. (High Priest) son of Onias, c. 260-245 BC
| . | .
280 . | Antiochus I Soter. | . | . | .
277 . | . | . | . | Translation of the OT Bible into Greek.
256 . | . | . | Arsaces I. Arsaces
| .
253 . | . | . | Arsaces I. Tiridates I. of Parthia. aka • Tiridates • Teridates • Tirdad
| .
251 . | . | Manasseh. (High Priest) aka Mannasses. son of Jaddua, c. 245-240 BC
| . | .
246 Ptolemy III Euergetes. | Seleucus II Callinicus. | . | . | .
226 . | Seleucus III Soter.aka Seleucus III Ceraunus
| . | . | .
225 . | . | Onias II. son of Simon, c. 240-218 BC
| . | .
223 . | Antiochus III the Great
| . | . | .
221 Ptolemy IV Philopator. & son Ptolemy Eupator.
| . | . | . | .
217 . | . | . | . | The battle of Raphia in Egypt. Ptolemy orders the Jews to be destroyed by his elephants.
216 . | Antiochus II Theos | . | Arsaces II of Parthiaaka • Arsaces II. • Artabanus I.
| .
211 . | . | Simon II. (High Priest) son of Onias, 218-185 BC
| . | .
204 Ptolemy V Epiphanes. | . | . | . | .
196 . | . | . | Arsaces III. Phriapatius
| .
191 . | . | Onias III. (High Priest) son of Simon, 185-175 BC, murdered 170 BC.
| . | .
187 . | Seleucus IV. Philopator.
| . | . | .
181 . | . | . | Arsaces IV. Phraates I of Parthiaaka Phraates I
| .
180 Ptolemy VI Philometor. (till 145.)
| . | . | . | .
176 . | . | . | . | Heliodorus. sent to rob the temple at Jerusalem.
175 . | Antiochus IV Epiphanes. | Jason. (High Priest) aka (Yēshua.)
| . | .
173 . | . | . | Arsaces V. Mithridates I of Parthiaaka • Mithridates • Mithradates I
| .
172 . | . | Menelaus. (High Priest) (or Onias IV.)
| . | .
169 Ptolemy VIII Euergetes IIaka Physcon, THEN JOINTLY by • Ptolemy VI. • Cleopatra II(first reign)
| . | . | . | .
167 . | . | . | . | “Abomination of Desolation” or statue of Jupiter. set up in the temple, by Antiochus IV Epiphanes.
166 . | . | . | . | Judas Maccabaeus. begins his exploits.
164 . | Antiochus V Eupator. | . | . | Judas Maccabaeus. purifies the temple.
162 . | Demetrius I Soter. | Alcimus. (High Priest)
| . | .
157 . | . | . | . | Judas Maccabaeus. who purified the temple is slain.
Jonathan Apphus, succeeds him.
150 . | Alexander I Balas. | . | . | .
146 . | Demetrius II Nicator. | . | . | .
145 Ptolemy VIII Physcon. alone.
| . | . | . | .
144 . | Antiochus VI Dionysus. | . | . | Jonathan treacherously slain by Diodotus Tryphon.
143 . | . | . | . | Simon acknowledged for an independent PRINCE. He coins money.
142 . | Diodotus Tryphon. | . | . | Simeon Tassi. is created (High Priest), Governor, & Captain, the Jews.
139 . | Antiochus VII Sidetesaka Antiochus VII Euergetes
| . | . | .
136 . | . | . | Arsaces VI. Phraates II. | .
135 . | . | John Hyrcanus. (High Priest)
| . | .
130 . | . | . | . | Hyrcanus shakes off the Syrian yoke.
129 . | Demetrius II Nicator. restored.
| . | . | .
128 . | Alexander II Zabinas. | . | . | .
127 . | . | . | Arsaces VII. Artabanus I of Parthiaaka Artabanus II of Parthia
| .
126 . | . | . | . | Hyrcanus takes the title of KING.
124 . | . | . | Arsaces X. Mithridates II of Parthia.
aka Mithridates II
| .
123 . | Antiochus VIII Grypusaka Antiochus VIII Epiphanes • Callinicus • Philometor
| . | . | .
116 Ptolemy IX Soter II. with Cleopatra IV.
| . | . | . | .
107 . | . | Aristobulus Iaka Judah Aristobulus I
| . | .
106 Ptolemy X Alexander I. with Cleopatra III.
| . | Alexander Jannaeusaka • Alexander • Jannai • Yannai
| . | .
093 . | Philip I Philadelphus. and Demetrius III Eucaerus.
| . | . | .
088 Ptolemy IX Soter IIaka Lathyros “restored”.
| . | . | . | .
087 . | . | . | Arsaces XIII. Mnaskires.
| .
083 . | Tigranes the Greataka Tigranes II
| . | . | .
081 Ptolemy XI Alexander II. with Cleopatra(Selene of Syria)
| . | . | . | .
080 Ptolemy XI Alexander II. | . | . | . | (about) Antipater the Idumaean, Herod’s father, comes to dwell at Jerusalem.
079 . | . | John Hyrcanus II. (High Priest) & Salome Alexandra(Queen of Judaea) aka Alexandra of Jerusalem
| . | .
076 . | . | . | Arsaces XVI. Sinatrockes.
| .
070 . | . | John Hyrcanus II. (High Priest) aka Hyrcanus II. King, Ethnarch
| . | .
069 . | Antiochus XIII Asiaticusaka Antiochus XIII Philadelphus
| . | Arsaces XVII. Phraates III of Parthiaaka Phraates III
| .
067 . | . | Aristobulus II. | . | .
065 Ptolemy XII Auletesaka • Ptolemy Neos • Dionysos Theos • Philopator Theos • Philadelphos
| . | . | . | .
063 . | Pompeyaka Pompey the Great puts an end to the kingdom.
| John Hyrcanus II.
“restored” (High Priest) & aka Hyrcanus II. (as King)
| . | Pompey reduces Judaea, enters the temple, and puts an end to the kingdom.
060 . | . | . | Arsaces XIX. Mithridates III of Parthia.
| .
054 . | . | . | . | Marcus Licinius Crassus plunders the temple.
053 . | . | . | Arsaces XX. Orodes II. of Parthia. | .
051 Ptolemy XIV. with Cleopatra VII. | . | . | . | .
049 . | . | . | . | The battle of Pharsalia. Pompey defeated.
046 Cleopatra VIIwith Ptolemy XV(Philopator Philometor) aka • Caesarion • Ptolemy Caesar
| . | . | . | .
043 Cleopatra VII(Philopator.)
| . | . | . | .
040 . | . | Antigonus II Mattathias. (High Priest) (KING) [but Herod. the Great is declared KING by the Romans.] | . | Herod. the Great declared CLIENT KING of Judaea by the ROMANS
037 . | . | . | . | Hasmonean dynasty. extinguished, by Herod. the Great putting to death Antigonus II Mattathias.
036 . | . | . | Phraates IV of Parthiaaka Phraates IV. (who reigned till four years after the birth of Christ.) [Artabanus the last king was killed, A.D. 226; with him ended the Parthian empire, that existed 482 yrs.]
| .
031 . | . | . | . | The battle of Actium. Antony defeated.
030 Augustus. Terminates the kingdom by reducing Egypt to a (Roman province)
| . | . | . | The kingdom of Egypt ended, by the death of Cleopatra VII.
028 . | . | . | . | Herod. the Great murders his – Wife Mariamne.
019 . | . | . | . | Herod. the Great;
undertakes to rebuild the temple.
006 . | . | . | . | Herod. the Great puts to death his two sons.
003 . | . | . | . | Herod. the Great slays his son Antipater Herod. the Great dies.
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Original Source: Transcribed from PDF copy of Book "The Five Books of Maccabees in English. With Notes and Illustrations", by HENRY COTTON, D.C.L.(Sir) Archdeacon of Cashel, and Late Student of Christ Church, Oxford. Publication date 1832 | PDF


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