|3||Smerdis the Mage||7||months|
|4||Darius, son of Hystaspis||36||years|
During his reign the temple in Jerusalem was rebuilt after the first [temple] was burned down by the Babylonians.
|5||Xerxes, son of Darius||20||years|
|6||Artaxerxes, who was called Longimanus||41||years|
During his reign Ezra and Nehemiah were recognized as leaders of the Hebrews [g104].
[Darius] was slain by Alexander, son of Philip, who ruled over both Persian and Assyrian states for 12 years. After [Alexander] , Macedonians ruled for 295 years until the death of a certain woman named Cleopatra, who ruled in the 187th Olympiad [32-29 B.C.]. During her reign, Augustus ruled over the Romans. [Augustus] was called Sebastos which translates "adorable" [g105]. [Cleopatra died] in the 15th year of Augustus' reign. Fifty-two years elapsed from that time until the 202nd Olympiad [29-32 A.D.], and the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar. From then until the 20th anniversary of Constantine, there are 300 years. Thus far, this much. Let us now turn to the chronology of the Hebrews.
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