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TABLE II.-30–100 A.D.
The struggle between the Christian principle and Jewish tradition was bound to arise. The new seed sown in that ancient soil could not germinate without rising in it and in places breaking up the rich hard crust. In the books of the NT that have preserved to us the picture of that first and powerful germination, side by side with the principle to which the future belongs, we necessarily find old things that are on the way to death.Sabatier.
The world was then undergoing a moral improvement and an intellectual decline . . . Greece fortunately remained faithful to her genius. The prodigious splendour of Roman power had dazzled and stunned, but not annihilated it. But at this period Greece herself was passing through one of her intervals of lassitude. Genius was scarce, and original science inferior to what it had been in preceding ages, and to what it would be in the following. The space from the death of Augustus to the accession of Trajan must be classed as a period of temporary degradation for the human intellect. The ancient world had by no means uttered its last word, but the bitter trials through which it was passing took from it both voice and courage. When brighter days return, and genius shall be delivered from the terrible sway of the Caesars, she will take heart again.-Renan.
The history of the gospel contains two great transitions, both of which, however, fall within the first century: from Christ to the first generation of believers, including Paul, and from the first, Jewish Christian, generation of these believers to the Gentile Christians ; in other words, from Christ to the brotherhood of believers in Christ, and from this to the incipient catholic church. No later transitions in the church can be compared with these in importance.-Harnack.
Judaea and the East.
Aretas IV. rules Naba
taeans (9 B.C.-40 A.D.). Fall of Sejanus, 31.
Death of Stephen : Persecution of Christians in
Paul a Christian, 30 (31).
Caiaphas deposed, 36. Paul in Arabia, -34.
gula's statue in ioch, 37f.
Zealots in Judaea.
the son of Zebedee.
Famine, 44 c.
Agrippa II., 50-100.
Paul's second tour,
Felix, procurator, 52–(59). Simon Magus.
Sicarii. Paul's third tour, 52-56. in power, 65.
Paul's arrest, 56.
Festus, procurator, 59.
Earthquake in Lycus 59-61.
Martyrdom of James Paul's voyage to Rome,
Albinus, procurator, 61.
Epiktetus born in 63-64.
Burning of Rome, 19th July Lee | 65 | Persecution of Christians 64
Jerusalem Gessius Florus, procurator. 64-66. Temple in
completed, c. 64. Florus abandons Jeru
salem. Plague in Rome, 65. Josephus, governor of Massacres of Jews in Galilee.
Syria and Egypt.
Romans driven from John of Gischala.
[Continued on p. 86.
Death of Nero; Civil Famine and floods at Idumaeans massacre Zealots masters of Jeruwar, 68. Rome, 68–69.
priests in Jerusalem, salem.
69. Galba, Otho, Vitellius, 69; Vespasian, 69-79. Lull in war, June 68- Flight of Christians to
Nero in East, c. 69.
Jerusalem by Titus, 70.
Fall of Masada, 73. Extermination of ZeaTemple of Janus closed s
lots. Bernice at Rome, 75. Rhetoric-teachers en
End of Sanhedrin. dowed in Rome. Colosseum built, 70- Dacian revolts.
80. Epiktetus in Rome. Herculaneum and Pom- Rabbi Jochanan(d. 100). Bethar, a Jewish centre.
peii destroyed, 79. Titus, 79-(13 Sept.) 81.
Rabbinic school at
Jamnia. Agricola in Britain,
A false Nero on the 78-85.
Euphrates. Great fire in Rome, 80. Josephus resident in
Jewish settlements in Rome, 70-100.
and Armenia. Domitian, 81-(18 Sept.)
Gamaliel II. (80-117). Philip and his daugh
ters in Hierapolis. Domitian's triumph in
Rising of Jews, 85-86. Gaul, 83.
Severe policy to Jews. Devotion to the “Law.” Nazarenes (Ebionites)?
Jewish and Christian Literature.
Greek and Latin Literature.
Cornutus (Stoic)?? Epaphroditus (gramm.).
Quintus Curtius (hist.). Heraklides (“allegoriae “Commentaries” of VesHomericae”)??
Antonius Julianus (hist.). Aretaeus (med.), c. 70. Silius Itali- “Punica,”
cus, f. + 90. Pliny, “Naturalis His
Fabius Rusticus (hist.). Demetrius (cyn.). C. Valerius Flaccus,
“Argonautica." Verginius Rufus.
"de OratoriJoseph. “ Antiquities of Jews,” 93-94. Epiktetus, banished from Tacitus,
bus,” c. 80.
S, Ç“ Agricola, 97Rome to Nikopolis,89 A.D. 55.
“ Germania.” Pseudo-Philo,
Apocalypse of John. "de biblicis antiquitatibus." Hystaspes (Sibyll. orac.)?? Clem. Rom. 1. epist. c.97. Plutarch, 48–120.
Quintilian (born, 35 A.D.), fore 100).
Instit. Orat. 93 +.