First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…

The Sixth Age of the world began with the birth of Christ Jesus Christ, being in the beginning of the forty-second year of the reign of Augustus Octavian; the thirty-first year of the reign of Herod the foreigner; in the third year of the one hundred and ninety-third Olympiad; from the founding of the city (i.e., Rome) 759 years;[Jesus was born in the year from the founding of th city of Rome 749 (not 759), that is, four years before the beginning of our era (i.e., 4 BCE). Herod the Great died in the same year, but after the birth of Jesus, for it was he who, according to Matthew 2.16-18, ordered the massacre of the innocents.] from the Captivity of the Jews 545 years; from the reign of David 1029; from the birth of Abraham 2,015 years; from the Flood of Noah 2957 years; from Adam 5,199 years; from the conception of John the Baptist, in the sixth month; and it continues through the entire period called grace, and extends from the sanctified birth of Jesus Christ to the present time, 1492; and it will take its course to the time of Anti-Christ, or the end of the world. Some (as already stated) take the incarnation of Christ as the beginning of this age; others calculate it from the baptism of Christ, because of the power given the waters; or from the time of the circumcision; some compute it from the suffering of Christ for then the gate of Paradise was opened, and the seventh age of the dead began. And so with this Sixth Age, the Christian Empire and the highest papal authority originated and became established.

Mariamne (Mariannes), a queen of the Hebrews and a daughter of Aristobulus, was slain through jealousy by Herod, her husband; for (as Josephus says) she was of such great and excelling beauty that she was taken for a celestial being, exceeding all other women of her time in personal stature. Finally she was accused before Herod by her mother and sister, of having sent Octavianus a portrait of herself to arouse in him a passion for her. This Herod believed and caused her to be slain.

Until this time the Jews did not lack for princes; but now they accepted this foreign Herod. For it was the time when he came who was promised, and who is praised in the new law as the expectation of the nations.[Cf. Genesis 49.10.] And so their anointing (that is, kingdom) deservedly came to an end; for according to the prophecies of Daniel there came the holiest of the holy.