Of the time passing betweene the destruction of Ierusalem, and the fall of the Assyrian Empire

  • Walter Ralegh


The course of Time, which in prophane Histories might rather bee discerned through the greatest part of his way, hitherto passed in some out-worne foot-steps, than in any beaten path, hauing once in Greece by the Olympiads, and in the Easterne Countries by the accompt from Nabonassar, left surer marks, and more appliable to actions concurrent, than were the warre of Troy, or any other token of former date; begins at length in the ruine of Hierusalem to discouer the connexion of antiquitie fore-spent, with the storie of succeeding ages. Manifest it is, that the originall and pro-gresse of thinges could ill bee sought in those that were ignorant of the first creation: as likewise that the affaires of Kingdomes and Empire afterwards growne vp are not to be found among those, that haue now no state nor policie remaining of their owne. Hauing therefore pursued the storie of the world vnto that age, from whence the memorie of succeeding accidents is with little interruption or fabulous discourse deriued vnto vs, I hold it now conuenient briefly to shew, by what meanes and circumstances the historie of the Hebrewes, which of all other is the most ancient, may bee conioyned with the following times, wherein that Image of sundrie mettalls, discouered by God vnto Nabuchadnezzar, did raigne ouer the earth, when Israel was either none, or an vnregarded Nation. …


Great Part Easterne Country World History Transnational History 
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© C. A. Patrides 1971

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  • Walter Ralegh

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