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The Annals of the World

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Considered not only a classic work of literature, but also esteemed for its preciseness and accuracy, The Annals of the World has not been published in the English language since the 17th century. Almost completely inaccessible to the public for three centuries, this book is a virtual historical encyclopedia with information and footnotes to history that otherwise would ha ...more
Paperback, 960 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Master Books (first published January 1st 2003)
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Andrew McGill
Apr 15, 2011 Andrew McGill rated it really liked it
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
Fred Kohn
I was very excited to find this book in the public library; not so excited to see that the editor is associated with that horribly dishonest organization Answers in Genesis. The book itself is fascinating though dry reading– three stars for that. The editing was better than I expected it would be, but I still have to subtract a star for numerous problems. The editor puts this book on a very high pedestal that it is not up to. One would think that it is almost as reliable as holy writ itself! So, ...more
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
Josh Crews
Aug 18, 2007 Josh Crews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Apr 03, 2015 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a long book, very detailed history of the western world from the beginning up to about 70 AD.
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if only it weren't so expensive!
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