ca. 225 B.C.E.

Order of Ptolemy III Euergetes (Ptolemy III Euergetes ruled 246-222 B.C.E.) [Ptolemaic Kingdom; Present-day Egypt, Cyprus, Palestine, Jordon, Lebanon, Libya, Turkey, Greece] [Provisional]: “Ptolemy Euergetes orders his emissary Athenion to collect the outstanding tributes of the past 8 years – accompanied by the [threat] that should Jews refuse [to submit the outstanding dues] they will be chased away from the land and their place/position be given to Egyptians.” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the original text.]
Weigl, Johann Baptist: Theologisch-Chronische Behandlung über das wahre Geburts- und Sterb-Jahr Jesu Christi von Johann Baptist Weigl. Zweiter, praktischer Theil. (Theological-chronological treatment of the real birth-year and year-of-death of Jesus Christ, Second part.); (Sulzbach; 1849); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/24/2020