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Section A(1) of a huge collection of disordered fragmentary drafts on ancient history in which Newton correlates Jewish, Greek and Egyptian chronology. Much of the historical material later found its way into the posthumous 'Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended' (1728). These papers also contain a draft interpretation of the visions of Daniel.

Bought at the Sotheby sale by Gabriel Wells for £90 and presumably acquired by Yahuda not long afterwards.

have gone backwards four degrees & so have been in the fourth degree of Aries in the days of Hipparchus, & by consequence have then gone back eleven degrees since

the Argonautic Expedition, that is in 1090 years according to the

~~ancient~~ chronology of the ancient Greeks then in use. And this after the rate of about 99 years, or in the

next round number

~~s~~ an hundred years to a degree, as was then stated by Hipparchus. But it really went back a degree in seventy & two years & eleven degrees in 792

years. Count these 792 years backward from the year of Nabonassar 602 (the

year from which we counted the 286 years) & the recconing will place the Argo

nautic expedition about 43 years after the death of Solomon. The Greeks have

therefore made the Argonautic expedition about three hundred years ancienter

then the truth, & thereby given occasion to the opinion of the great Hipparchus, that

Hesiod tells us that sixty days after the winter just at sunset.

~~Till his days & long after, the solstices were placed in the middles ~~ And thence it follows that Hesiod flouof the constellations of

was then in

gr. In those sixty d

have gone backwards four degrees & so have been in the fourth degree in the days of Hipparchus, & by consequence have then gone back eleven degrees since

the Argonautic Expedition, that is,

in 1090 years according to the chronology of the ancient Greeks then in use. And this is after the rate of about 99 years

or in the next round number an hundred years to a degree as was then stated by

Hipparchus.. But it really went back a degree in seventy & two years, & eleven

degrees

602 (the year from

chthe Argonautic Expeditions about 43 years after the death of Solomon. The Greeks

have therefore made the argonautic expedition about three hundred

years ancienter then the truth, & there by given occasion to the opinion of the great Hipparchus, that the

Hesiod tells us that sixty days after the winter just at Sunset. Till his days & long after, the solstices were placed in the middles of

the constellations of

then in

gr. In those sixty days & almost six hours more from noon to sunset, the Sun would move from the winter Solstice into

gr 10′ & the opposite point of the ecliptic

chgr. 10.′ The north latitude of Arcturus is 30

gr 57′, & the elevation of the pole at mount Helicon neare Athens where Hesiod lived, was 37

gr. 45′ according to Ptolomy. And thence Ricciolus (lib. vi Almagest. cap.

xx. Prob. viii) teaches how to compute the exthe longitude of the said opposite point of the Ecliptic. And by the computation I find that

this excess is, 11

gr. 14′. Which being added to gr. 10′ gives the lo

gr. 24′. When the sun sets visibly his upper limb is 33′ below the Horizon, being so much elevated by the refraction of the Atmosphere, & his center is still 16′

lower, in all 49′ below the horizon. And the part of the Ecliptic between the Horizon

& the center of the sun, is an arch of 62′ minutes. And when the star rises visibly, it

is 33′ below the Horizon, being so much elevated by the refraction. And the Arch between