The Annals of the World, Volume 1

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Master Books, 2003 - Fiction - 960 pages
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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 its pages can be found the fascinating history of the ancient world from the Genesis creation through the destruction of the Jerusalem temple. Find Out: 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 to Hezekiah? What does secular history say about the darkness at the Crucifixion?

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My new #1 theological reference book

User Review  - Pastor Marc - Christianbook.com

Received my James Ussher with CD. The CD is a great aid along with the book. I put down my Matthew Henry, and started reading Ussher, and looks like I can't stop! I'll have to get back to Matthew Henry when I finish James Ussher now. Read full review

A very important resource.

User Review  - Laurence - Christianbook.com

This is an excellent product, and should be in every Christians library. It is primarily and most obviously useful in helping the student of scripture develop an understanding of the big picture of ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

JAMES USSHER was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1581. As a young man, he resolved to devote himself wholly to the work of the Church, and the Lord honored him in his resolve. Ussher entered Trinity College at thirteen, wrote a detailed work on Hebrew chronology in Latin at fifteen and graduated with a B.A. at sixteen. At eighteen he received his master's degree and was appointed proctor of the college. At twenty he was ordained a deacon and priest in the Anglican Church at Dublin. At twenty-six he received a Doctor of Divinity and shortly after that he became Professor of Divinity at Dublin, an honor accorded to very few who were that young. He was a professor from 1607 to 1621, and was twice appointed vice-chancellor of Trinity College in Dublin. In 1625, he was appointed Archbishop of Armagh, which was the highest position in the Irish Anglican Church. An expert in Semitic languages, he argued for the reliability of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and wrote widely on Christianity in Asia, and other biblically related topics. In 1628, King James appointed him to his Privy Council in Ireland. When Ussher died, Oliver Cromwell held a magnificent state funeral for him and had him buried in Westminster Abbey. Cromwell took pains to make sure the writings and library of Ussher were preserved.

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