Petavius and Usher fix it on the 25th of December, five years before our era.
That the term originally related to fire we have the authority of Petavius.
The merits of Petavius as a chronologer have been differently appreciated.
Two fragments of this treatise were given by Petavius, and are contained in the modern editions.
The latter compute of the Greeks, as Petavius observeth, hath been reduced unto two or three accounts.
Petavius is remarkable not only for its great size, but also for the rare feature of having a double rampart.
Here, they furrowed annular plateaus, such as Posidonius or Petavius.
About a hundred and forty miles south of Petavius is the fourth great mountain ring lying on the same meridian.
Usher, like Scaliger and Petavius, had strictly conformed to the Hebrew chronology in all scriptural dates.