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 its pages can be found the fascinating
history of the ancient world from the Genesis creation through the destruction
of the Jerusalem temple.
Why was Julius Caesar kidnapped in 75 B.C.?
Why did Alexander the Great burn his ships in 326 B.C.?
What really happened when the sun went backward as a sign
What does secular history say about the darkness at the Crucifixion?
In the years 1650-1654, 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Europe, gathering much information from the actual historical documents.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 4004 B.C. Integrating
biblical history (around 15% of the text is from the Bible) with secular (around
85% of the material is from non-biblical 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 Annals of the World is a necessary addition to any church library, pastors
library, or any librarypublic 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original historical documents collected by Ussher, this is more than just a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 bookits a work of history.
Important literary work that has been inaccessible in book form for
over 300 years
Translated into modern English for the first time
Traces world history from creation through A.D. 70
Over 10,000 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 the Apocrypha
Usshers original citations have been checked against the latest
One of historys most famous and well-respected historians
Spent over five years researching and writing this book
Entered college at age 13
Received his masters degree at age 18
Was an expert in Semitic languages
Buried in Westminster Abbey
About the Book:
Cover presented in the style of classic literary works
Chronological presentation of material