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 The Annals of the World

Christian Worldview History from Creation to A.D. 70

by James Ussher

ISBN:  0-89051-360-0

After a lifetime of research, James Ussher set out to write a history of the world from creation to A.D. 70.  The result was published in the 1650s as the literary classic The Annals of the World.  Using the Bible as his main source, Ussher began with the death Nebuchadnezzar as a reliable date and worked backward through the genealogies of the Old Testament to arrive at the date of creation -- 4004 B.C.  Integrating biblical history (around 15% of the text is from the Bible) with secular.  Ussher wrote this masterpiece.

As a historical work, Ussher’s The Annals of the World is a must have for libraries of all sizes.  Churches, universities, public and private schools, pastors, professors, students, and families will find a treasure-trove of material previously unavailable.  Containing many human interest stories from the original historical documents collected by James Ussher, this is more than just a history book -- it’s a work of history.

The Annals of the World

·         Important literary work that has been inaccessible in book form for over 300 years

·         Includes a timeline reference CD-ROM full of colored charts, graphs, timelines and much more

·         Translated into modern English for the first time from the original Latin text

·         Traces world history from creation through A.D. 70

·         Over 10,500 footnotes from the original text have been updated to references from works in the Loeb Classical Library by Harvard Press

·         Over 2,500 citations from the Bible and Aporypha

·         Ussher’s originals citations have been checked against the latest textual scholarship

Archbishop James Ussher


·         One of history’s most famous and well-respected historians

·         Entered Trinity College at age 13

·         Received his master’s degree at age 18

·         Ordained as a deacon and priest in the Anglican Church at age 20

·         In 1625, held the highest position of Archbishop of Armagh

·         Received his Doctor of Divinity at age 26

·         Twice appointed vice-chancellor of Trinity College

·         Was an expert in Semitic languages

·         Buried in Westminster Abbey


James Ussher’s Grave at Westminster Abbey

Born 1581, Died 1656


Popularly discarded when evolutionary-based theories became "vogue" in the last half-century, Archbishop James Ussher was a well-respected and important historical scholar of ancient history during the early 17th century.  A meticulous researcher and compiler, Archbishop Ussher is credited with correlating the date of the earth’s creation, through a meticulous chronology of human history.  His chronology of dates was included in authorized versions of the Bible from the early 1700s until very recently.  In fact, few Bible publishers include Ussher’s dates, frankly due to the ground rules set for the age of the earth via evolutionary sources.  A highly respected scholar and theologian, still widely studied today, he used the book of Genesis, and then a collection of historical documents and manuscripts, many lost to time or no longer available for study, for the unparalleled academic work known as The Annals of the World.

Considered not only a literary classic, but also an accurate reference, The Annals of the World was so highly regarded for its preciseness that the timeline from it was included in the margins of many King James Version Bibles. Throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, calling to mind the fact that the earth is only around 6,000 years old.  As evolutionary philosophies, especially the long ages for the earth, took root in the 20th century, Ussher’s sound scholarship faded from Bibles.  But now it’s available for you!

About the Book

The Annals of the World

By James Ussher

8-3/8"   by   10-7/8"  --  960 pages
Published by Master Books -- ISBN: 0-89051-360-0
Price varies according to sellers.

·         Made of the highest quality material: Smyth sewn, gold-gilded edges, foil embossing on front, back and spine

·         Cover presented in the style of classic literary works

·         Chronological presentation of material

·         Packaged in a beautiful box for display purposes and durability

·         8 appendixes

·         Fully indexed

·         Paragraphs numbered



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