|Author:||Swan, John, d. 1671.|
|Title:||Calamus mensurans: the measuring reed. Or, The standard of time. Containing an exact computation of the yeares of the world, from the creation thereof, to the time of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans. Stating also, and clearing the hid mysteries of Daniels 70. weekes, and other prophecies, the time of Herods reigne; the birth, baptisme and Passion of our Saviour, with other passages never yet extant in our English tongue. In two parts. / By John Swan.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Calamus mensurans: the measuring reed. Or, The standard of time. Containing an exact computation of the yeares of the world, from the creation thereof, to the time of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans. Stating also, and clearing the hid mysteries of Daniels 70. weekes, and other prophecies, the time of Herods reigne; the birth, baptisme and Passion of our Saviour, with other passages never yet extant in our English tongue. In two parts. / By John Swan.
Swan, John, d. 1671.
London: Printed for John Williams, at the Signe of the Crowne in Pauls Church-yard, 1653.
To the right Honourable BOLSTRED WHITLOCKE, Lord Commissioner of the Great SEALE of ENGLAND.
To his learned friend Master JOHN SWAN, on his excellent pieece of CHRONOLOGIE.
To the Author upon his Speculum Mundi, and this his learned and excellent Chronologie, The Standard of Time.
A TABLE of the Contents in the severall CHAPTERS and Sections contained in this First PART.
CALAMƲS MENSƲRANS: OR, The measuring Reed.
CHAP. II. Shewing in what part of the yeare the world was created.
CHAP. III. That the Jews, as well of old, as of later Times, accounted their Moneths by the course of the MOON.
CHAP. IV. Of the ancient and naturall Year, that it was measured by the course of the Sunne, though the Moneths were reckoned by the course of the Moon
CHAP. V. Of the Periods of Time by which the Yeares of the World may be truly reckoned. As also of the Jubilees; how to account them, where also to begin and end them.
CHAP. VI. Of the Julian Period, and how to joyn the years of the World thereunto.
CHAP. VII. Other Observations concerning the Times in their Periods, untill the Destruction of the Temple by Nebuchadnezzar.
CHAP. VIII. The Periods againe considered, and all such doubts and scruples cleared as may arise concerning the just length of any of them: together with An∣swers to certaine other Questions not imper∣tinent.
SECT. I. Of the time from the Creation to the end of the Flood.
SECT. II. Of the Second Period from the end of the Flood when the face of the ground was drie, to the Promise at the time of Abraham's departure from Char∣ran into Canaan, that it was a Period of 427. yeares almost ended.
SECT. III. Of the third Period, from the Promise at Abra∣hams departing out of Haran, to the comming of the Israelites out of Egypt, that it was a Period of four hundred and thirty years.
SECT. IIII. Of the fourth Period, from the comming out of Egypt to the beginning of the building of King Sa∣lomons Temple, that it was a Period of 479. yeares compleat, or of 480. yeares current.
SECT. V. Of the fifth Period, from the foundation of the Temple in the fourth yeare of King Salomon, to the Desolation thereof in the nineteenth yeare of Ne∣buchadnezzar. In which is also shewed the true and right account of the 390. and 40 yeares in Ezekiel.
SECT. VI. Of the sixth Period, from the destruction of the Temple by Nebuchadnezzar, to the beginning of the building thereof againe by Zorobabel in the second year of Darius King of Persia.
SECT. VII. Of the seventh Period, from the second year of Darius Histaspis to the twentieth year of Artax∣erxes Longimanus.
SECT. VIII. Of Daniels seventy Weekes, in the ninth Chap∣ter of his Prophecy, at the 24.25.26. and 27. Verses.
CHAP. IX. Of the LXX years in the Prophecy of the Prophet Jeremiah.
CHAP. X. Of the time when Tyrus and Egypt were sub∣dued and taken by Nebuchadnezzar, according to the Prophecies of Esay, Jeremiah and E∣zekiel.
CHAP. XI. Of the number of Kings that reigned in Babylon during the time of the Captivity.
CHAP. XII. Of the first year of Cyrus, and of Darius Medus mentioned in holy Scripture.
CHAP. XIII. Of Alexander the great, signified by the Horne between the eyes of the Goate, Dan. 8.5.
CHAP. XIV. Of the four Hornes which came up in stead of the great Horne broken off, as was prophecyed Dan. 22.214.171.124.
CHAP. XV. Of the little Horne in the eighth Chapter of Da∣niel, at the ninth verse. And of the 2300 dayes that were given unto it, verse 14.
CHAP. XVI. Of the fourth Kingdome in Daniel that it signi∣fieth the Monarchy of the Romans.
CHAP. XVII. Of the times and distances of the taking of Jeru∣salem by Pompie, Herod, and Titus.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the time of Herods reigne, and of his Posterity.
CHAP. XIX. Of the true and right year of our Saviours birth and Baptisme.
CHAP. XX. Of the day of Christs Birth, that it was kept, and on what day, both among the Ancients, and in the succeeding Ages.
CHAP. XXI. Of the reigne of Tiberius, and of the beginning and end of Pontius Pilate his Government. As also of the year and day of our Sa∣viours Passion.
CHAP. XXII. Of killing the Paschal Lambs, and whether at Christs death the Jewes and our Saviour kept the Pas∣sover upon one and the same day.
CHAP. XXIII. The times of Vespasian and Titus, together with the Destruction of Jerusalem.
The Contents of the Second PART.
CALAMƲS MENSƲRANS: OR, The Measuring REED.
CHAP. I. Of Peleg and Jocktan, the two Sons of Heber, and of Nimrod; the beginning of whose Kingdome was at the building of Babel: from whence he went into the Land of Assyria, and founded Niniveh, &c.
CHAP. II. Of Ninus and his Successors.
CHAP. III. Of the Kingdome of Egypt, and of the Kings that reigned there.
CHAP. IV. Of the Kingdome of Sycionia, and of the Kings that reigned there.
CHAP. V. Of the Kingdome and Kings of the Argives, and of the Mycenae that succeeded them.
CHAP. VI. Of the Kingdome and Kings of Athens; the first whereof was Cecrops.
CHAP. VII. Of the Kings that reigned in the Kingdome of Troy, before the Greeks destroyed it.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Kingdome of the Aborigines
CHAP. VI. Of the Kings of Italy after Latinus.
CHAP. X. Of the British Kings that reigned in England, from Brute to the time of Julius Caesar and after.
CHAP. XI. Containing the Dynasties of severall other Kingdomes.
CHAP. XII. Of the Kings, and other Governours of Rome from the foundation thereof by Romulus, to the De∣struction of Hierusalem by Titus.
A Postscript to the Reader.