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, &c. 243 Ariftobulus, whom he put to Death, and Sister of Herod Agrippa, who flew the Apoftle James, Aets xii. I, 2. and was afterwards fmitten of God, at Cæsarea, ver. 20-23. Of this Herod Agrippa was born, that King Agrippa the Second, before whom Paul pleaded his Cause, Aits xxv, and xxvi. and his two Sisters were, Drufilla, Wife to Felix the Governor, Aats xxiv, 24, and Bernice, who attended her Brother Agrippa to hear Paul plead. This Genealogy is borrowed from Dr Prideaux.
35 Q. Did Archelaus continue long in his Government ? .
A. He was guilty of many and great Instances of Tyranny, for which he was deposed, and banithed to a Town in France, by the Roman Emperor, when he had reigned in Judea between nine and ten Years.
36 Q. How was Judea governed afterwards ?
A. The Romans were so much displeased with the evil Practices of Archelaus, that they reduced Judea to the Form of a Roman Province, and Tuled it afterwards by Procurators or Governors, who were fent thither, and recalled at their Pleasure: The Power of Life and Death was taken out of the Hands of the Jews, and placed in the Roman Governor; and their Taxes were paid more directly to the Roman Emperor, and gathered by the Publicans.
37 Q. How did the Jews resent this ? · A. The Pharisees, and the People under their Influence, thought it unlawful to acknowledge a King who was not a Jew, Deut. xvii. 15. From among thy Brethren thou shalt fet a King over thee : And cherefore, though they were constrained to pay Tribute to Cæsar, yet they scarce allowed it to be lawful; upon this Account they looked upon M 2
Tampie vers utterly destroyed, according to the 7-piecy of Chritt, elerea bundred thousand of dre Peugie gerithed, and the Remains of their Nacon have been feattered abroad through the Earth ance this Day.
Wix general Remark may be drawn fron me vicie History of the Jews fince their Return tan the Capcivity of Babylon?
. That the fairs of their Church and of der Sore have been for the moft Part so unmov, däev jave been to much difquieted by the
tuns und Perfecutions of the Kings of the Lau uwreschedly corrupted with the Introduce kunt uma Tradicions, Pharifaical Superftitions, ani de deuih Ries amoag them; and so freTINY 2 geieroudly opprefied by their own Fasad Princes, as well as Strangers, that they terer at anjur to peaceful, fo pious, and so fwriting a Sais, as to give a full Accomplifh. merk & Idole glorious Prophecies which relate
ther Happineis atter their Return from Captivity. ** W as follons from this Remark?
& The dere sunt be, in the Decrees and Panesce of God, a further Referve of Peace, Homes, and Happiness for the Seed of Ifrael, wie sal de conterred upon them in the latter Dars, and therefore re cannot but expect a more Large ungereral Coarerfion of the Jews to the Fue of Jesus the true Memah, than hath ever yet gere, with greater Blessings upon that People, who were once la dear to God, and are beloved for sheer Fretes Szer. St Paul, in his eleventh Chapter to the Romans, abundantly confirms what the Prophets cacourage us to bope for.
Of the PROPHECIES which relate to Jesus
CHRIST our Saviour, and their Accomplishment ; or, a PROPHETICAL CONNECTION between the Old and New TESTAMENT.
V S I have given an HISTORICAL
2 CONTINUATION of the Affairs of
che Jews from the Time of Nehe.
miah, where the Old Testament
** ends, to the Times of Jesus Chrift our Lord; fo I have here inferied a Chapter of fome of the plainest Predictions or Prophecies which are found in the Old Testament, that relate to the Person, Offices and Glories of the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour, and are fulfilled in the Gospel : and it may be called, A PROPHETICAL CONNECTION between the OLD TESTAMENT and the New.
And because I would not give Offence by introducing such Prophecies as are either much doubted or denied by any Christians ; therefore I Thall scarce mention any but what some of the Writers of the New Teftament either directly cite, or to which they have a plain Reference in fume of their Expressions. .
iQ. Since the great Subject of the New Testament is our Lord Jesus Christ and his Gofpel, Tell me now what are the chief Discoveries or M4