HE following dissertation has been written in such moments as could be spared from the performance of pressing parochial duties. It is hoped however that it will shew no sign either of undue haste or of lack of preparation. Indeed, since chronology has been the author's study or his recreation from his childhood, it may be said that many years have each contributed their toll to the production of the little volume. In one respect the chronology that is advocated here may be regarded as a reversion to schemes and systems of an earlier date. This is true in that it is essentially a Biblical Chronology, and has been deduced almost entirely from the Hebrew records. Synchronism with Assyrian and other history serves to test and to establish the truth of results that have been already attained, but it is too slight to provide a solid foundation for an alternative system, and the attempt to make it such has led to disaster. The hope is expressed that the present enquiry may tend to a clearer view of historical sequence and may to some extent replace the elaborate chronological systems of past centuries that have failed to satisfy.