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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. In i
Paperback, 960 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by New Leaf Publishing (first published January 1st 2003)
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Andrew McGill
Ussher's Annals of the World is a blow-by-blow chronological summary of the documents recording the history of the world from creation to 50AD. The interesting thing about this is that there are not that many documents. The further back one goes, the sparser the account is, and the only document that remains standing is ...

I read Ussher's Annals of the World from 4004BC to 48AD (in chronological order), and, well, it's a good read. It's pretty heavy going though - even heavier than John Knox's H...more
Ebookwormy
Years ago, a man named James Ussher was driven to document all the significant events of world history, in chronological order. He numbered each event, gave it's date according to the Julian calendar, the Gregorian calendar and in reference to his own calendar which he dated from an estimated date of creation. The author determined he would collect from creation to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD (Gregorian). The work ends at 73 AD.

He searched libraries all through out the known world, adding to...more
Josh Crews
This is THE great work on Antiquity. James Ussher, a 1600's church officer and intellectual prodigy, assembled the great histories of his time into one master timeline. His one inerrant source was the Bible, and he sought to incorporate all the other historians of old times' work into one big book. It begins October 23, 4004 BC with the first day of Creation and tracks through the various Ages of Man.

I reference it in fascination of the harmony between nation's histories of themselves and the Ol...more
Jason Schaitel
This book is massive. I am about 1/10th of the way through. It is wonderful for a person who is interested in the bible, church history and world history.
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if only it weren't so expensive!
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