By James Ussher
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LITERARY AND HISTORICAL WORKS YOU'LL EVER OWN. A RARE FIND. A TREASURE FOR ANY HOME LIBRARY.
Master Books commissioned this important literary work to be updated from the 17th-century original Latin manuscript to modern English and made available to the general public for the first time. Now, due to popular demand, it is available for the first time in softcover.
In its pages can be found the fascinating history of the ancient world, from the Genesis creation through the destruction of the Jerusalem temple.
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàWhy was Julius Caesar kidnapped in 75 B.C.?
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàWhy did Alexander the Great burn his ships in 326 B.C.?
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàWhat really happened when the sun "went backward" as a sign to Hezekiah?
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàWhat does secular history say about the darkness at the Crucifixion?
In the years 1650-1654, Archbishop James Ussher set out to write a history of the world from creation to A.D. 70. The result was published in 1658 as the literary classic "The Annals of the World." This famous comprehensive history of the world, originally published in Latin, offers a look at history rarely seen. Ussher traveled throughout Europe, gathering much information from the actual historical documents. Many of these documents are no longer available, having been destroyed since the time of his research.
Using the Bible as his timeline, Ussher began with the death of Nebuchadnezzar as a reliable date and worked backward through the genealogies of the Old Testament to arrive at the date of creation ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å 4004 B.C. Integrating biblical history (around 15 percent of the text is from the Bible) with secular (around 85 percent of the material is from nonbiblical sources), Ussher wrote this masterpiece.
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. The fact that UssherÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs chronology has been deleted from Bibles is evidence of the ChurchÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs backsliding into the deceptive ideas of evolution.
"The Annals of the World" is a necessary addition to any church library, pastorÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs library or any library ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å public or personal. The entire text has been updated from 17th-century English to present-day vernacular in a five-year project commissioned by Master Books. Containing many human-interest stories from the original historical documents collected by Ussher, this is more than just a history book ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å itÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs a work of history.
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàImportant literary work that has been inaccessible in book form for over 300 years
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìà Translated into modern English for the first time
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàTraces world history from creation through A.D. 70
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàOver 10,000 footnotes from the original text have been updated to references from works in the Loeb Classical Library by Harvard Press
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàOver 2,500 citations from the Bible and the Apocrypha
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàUssherÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs original citations have been checked against the latest textual scholarship
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàOne of historyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs most famous and well-respected historians
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàSpent over five years researching and writing this book
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàEntered college at age 13
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàReceived his masterÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs degree at age 18
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàWas an expert in Semitic languages
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàBuried in Westminster Abbey
About the Book:
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàCover presented in the style of classic literary works
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàChronological presentation of material
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàPaperback: 960 pages
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàPublisher: Master Books; imprint (March 1, 2007)
ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´ÌàProduct Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 2 inches