Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. [German Version]. Compiled around , this Byzantine chronicle of the world ( Chronicles: I) extends to the year and is an important source for the time of. Project progress: problems which the project leader came across during the edition project of the Chronicon paschale (Textstrata, Codex Unicus errors, previous.

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Caria and Rhodes were shaken by an earthquake, and the Colossus at Rhodes fell down. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Therefore the nations of today believe that it was by the inspiration of God that pawchale scriptures were translated within 72 days on the island of Pharos.

In his time, Alexander of Macedoniathe founder, founded Alexandria in Egypt and came to Jerusalem, where he prostated himself before the Lord God. Herodes summoned a certain Ananelus from Babylonand appointed him to be high priest of the Jews.

Jonathan Maccabaeus was high priest for 17 years.

Simon became the 12th high priest at Jerusalem, for 22 years. For its influence on Greek Christian chronologyalso, paschalf because of its wide scope, the “Chronicon Paschale” takes its place beside Eusebiusand the chronicle of the monk Georgius Syncellus which was so important in the Middle Ages ; but in respect of form it is far inferior to these works.

Here the author gives in Greek the version of the Fasti which the chronicles of Hydatius gives in Latin. He stretched out his hands and begged the people to pray to God to save him.

Chronicon Paschale

Angered by this, Julius Caesar established a tyranny over the Romans. In Antioch the Great the freedom of the city, after it had come under Roman control, was proclaimed on the 20th day of the month of Artemisiusas authorised by Julius Caesar. In his reign, Christ our Lord and Saviour suffered [on the cross]. It is the first attempt at chronology of the so-called Byzantine, or Roman, Era followed by the Greek Church until modern times.


Because the island is four miles off the shore of Alexandria, she constructed a causeway of earth and stones out to sea so that men could walk out as far as the island and the Pharus. Harpasus Alexandria Cabiosa Alexandriaalso called Scythiain?

Chronicon paschale

When the Romans learnt of the power of the Egyptians and Cleopatra, Antonius left Rome and led an army against Cleopatra and the Egyptians, and as far as the region of Persiabecause they were causing turmoil in the East. For paschake years to the author writes as a contemporary historian—that is, through the last years of emperor Maurice oaschale, the reign of Phocasand the first seventeen years of the reign of Heraclius.

The people and the priests of the chronixon met him with protests, but Apollonius cowed them with threats and forced his way into the temple. The composition of the second book of Maccabees started [from this year].

Then he was removed from the office of consul, or triumvir, by the decree of the whole Roman senate, with the agreement of his father-in-law Pompeius the Great. Jannaeus Alexander was king and high priest for 30 years. After reaching the history of Abraham he follows the “Chronicle” of Eusebius always bearing in mind his ecclesiastical purpose and another authority which probably agreed with the old Byzantine chronicles of Panodorus paschalee Annanius Jannaeusthe son of Jodae, for 32 years.

This Julius Caesar, as dictator or emperor, ruled over everyone in an arrogant and tyrannical fashion for 4 years and 7 months, from 12th May of the first indiction. In his 35th year, Jesus Christ was born at Bethlehem in Judaea. Onias, who was also called Menelaus, the Jewish high chornicon who had betrayed his country to Antiochus Epiphanes, was killed by Antiochus Eupator.

He removed all chhronicon defilements from the country. The Chronicon Paschale vhronicon a chronicle which chroncion written in about A. Onias the high priest was moved by his entreaty, and so that Seleucus should not suspect that Apollonius had been killed by human agency, prayed to God on his behalf. He waged war against the Romans, and attacked Pompeius the Great and the Roman senate. The inhabitants of Antioch count their era from the 12th day of the month of Artemisius in the first year of Gaius Julius Caesar, which was the year of the consuls Lepidus and Plancus[‘A] and the beginning of the indictions is counted from the first day of the month of Gorpiaeus.


In his time, Antiochus besieged the Jews and forced them to chornicon Greek customs. Sosibius says that at this time a certain senator of Antioch who had returned to Rome with Augustusdied and bequeathed his wealth to his home city, on condition that every five years, for the thirty days of the month of Peritiusthey should hold contests there of recitation, theatre, drama and athletics, as well as horse races.

Chronicon Paschale – translation

Joaceim was high priest for 30 years. It should be noted from this that the succession of the kings of Judaea had come to an end.

Manasses was high priest for 26 years. Aristobulus was high priest pascahle 1 year. They were called Christs by the prophets. The chronicle proper is preceded by an introduction which contains some reflections on Christian chronology and on the calculation of the Paschal cycle.

Apollonius reported this to king Seleucus, and on receiving authority from the king he went to Jerusalem, accompanied by Simon and a very strong army.

Ptolemy the second Euergetes pascbale his daughter in marriage to Alexanderthe king of Syria and Asia. Some reckon this as the first year of Augustus’ reign. Later Herodeswho was king of the Jews though a foreigner, rebuilt the city and called it Sebaste.

In order to translate the Chronickn scriptures from Hebrew into Greek, he locked away 72 of the Hebrew wise men on Pharosthe island of Proteusin 72 separate dwelling places.

The dictator Julius Caesar was not born in the normal way, but after his mother died in the ninth month [of pregnancy] she was cut open and the baby was pulled out.

Onias, also called Menelausfor 7 years. Jannaeus was high priest for 32 years.

It is also indicated at times under other titles, as: Oniasthe son of Jaddus, for 21 years. Onias was high priest for 32 years. Herodes killed Hyrcanus and bestowed the high priesthood not according to the traditional succession, but to paschalle insignificant men.