The tables in this little volume present a reasonably complete list of the events narrated in the Old Testament, with their time relations: first of all the relations of each event to other near events, Israelitish or foreign, also its date in terms of the Christian era. They also present to the eye a conspectus of the evidence by which each event is dated. - from the Preface. Willis Judson Beecher (1838-1912) was a professor of Hebrew language and literature at Auburn Theological Seminary. He delivered the Stone lectures at Princeton in 1902 (which became 'The Prophets and the Promise'). Among his other writings are 'The Teaching of Jesus concerning the Future Life' and 'Drill Lessons in Hebrew'.