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Annals of the World: James Ussher’s Classic Survey of World History (Softcover)


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Annals of the World (Softcover) 

James Ussher’s Classic Survey of World History

by James Ussher

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 historic encyclopedia with information and footnotes to history that otherwise would have been lost forever. Covering history from the beginning through 70 A.D., Ussher relates both famous accounts and little known events in the lives of the famous and the infamous, including pharaohs, kings, conquerors, thieves, pirates and murderers. He tells of the rise and fall of great and not-so-great nations and gives accounts of the events that shaped the world. If you’ve ever wanted to sit down and read about biblical and Jewish history and how it happened 2,000 years ago, this is a great place to start. 

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 Containing many human interest stories from the original historical documents collected by Ussher, this is more than a history book—it’s a work of history.

Here are a few of the highlights of this beautiful gift book

This work has been inaccessible in book form for over 300 years!

It’s been translated into modern English for the first time from the original Latin text. 

It traces world history from creation through 70 A.D. 

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

Over 2,500 citations from the Bible and the Apocrypha.

Ussher’s original citations have been checked against the latest textual scholarship. 

Annals of the World is filled with interesting historical facts, little known to most. 

Why was Julius Caesar kidnapped in 75 BC?

Why did Alexander the Great burn his ships in 326 BC?

What really happened when the sun went backwards as a sign to Hezekiah?

What does secular history say about the darkness and the earthquake at the crucifixion? 

This makes a great gift for the Bible scholar, your pastor, or anyone who enjoys the history of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. 




960 pages


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Weight 74.4 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.375 × 1.875 in