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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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Of the tribe of Simeon,7 seventy thousand three hundred. Of the tribe of Gad, forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty. Of the tribe of Judah, seventy-four thousand six hundred. Of the tribe of Issachar, fifty-four thousand four hundred. Of the tribe of Zebulon, fifty-seven thousand four hundred. Of the tribe of Joseph, that is, of the sons of Ephraim, forty thousand four hundred; and of the tribe of Manasseh, the brother of Ephraim, thirty-two thousand two hundred. Of the tribe of Benjamin, thirty-five thousand four hundred. Of the tribe of Dan, seventy-two thousand seven hundred. Of the tribe of Asser, forty-one thousand five hundred. Of the tribe of Naphtali, fifty-three thousand four hundred. And the sum of all the children of Israel was six hundred and three thousand five hundred and forty. The Lévites were not numbered with the rest, but by the command of God, they were appointed to bear the tabernacle of the testimony, and all its utensils, and were attached to the service of the tabernacle, and pitched their camps around the circuit of the tabernacle. CH. XII.—The different resting-places of the Israelites in the wilderness. IN the first year of their wanderings, the first.resting-place of the people of Israel in the desert was Barneses ; the second, Succoth ; the third, Echam ; the fourth, Phiairoth ; the fifth, Marah ; the sixth, Helem ; the seventh, the wilderness of Sin ; the eighth, Dephea ; the ninth, Alus ; the tenth, Raphidim ; the eleventh, the wilderness of Sinai. In the second year, their first resting-place was the Tomb of Concupiscence ; the second was Mount Sepher; the third, Mount Seroch; the fourth, Rechima ; the fifth, Remon Phares ; the sixth, Lebna ; the seventh, Ressa : the eighth, Chelata ; the ninth, Arada ; the tenth, Maceloth ; the eleventh, Chaach ; the twelfth, Mare ; the thirteenth, Melcha ; the fourteenth, Esmena ; the fifteenth, Bameca Cham ; the sixteenth, Mount Golgay ; the seventeenth, Rechalathar ; the eighteenth, Elrona ; the nineteenth, Asion These numbers are not quite consistent with the account in the Bible (Numbers i.) or with themselves. The number of Simeon's tribe is stated in the Bible at 59,300 ; of Ephraim, at 40,500 ; and of Dan, at 62,700. And the total amount of the numbers mentioned in the text is not 603,540, as it is stated, but 624,450.

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