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The Annals of the World
"The best ancient history book after the Bible"

By James Ussher

In the 1650s, an Anglican bishop named James Ussher published his "Annals of the World," subtitled, "The Origin of Time, and Continued to the Beginning of the Emperor Vespasian's Reign and the Total Destruction and Abolition of the Temple and Commonwealth of the Jews." First published in Latin, it consisted of more than 1,600 pages.

The book, now published in English for the first time, is a favorite of homeschoolers and those who take ancient history seriously. It's the history of the world from the Garden of Eden to the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70.

The Annals of the World

Of course, there will be those who disagree with Ussher's calculations of time – especially evolutionists who need billions of years to explain their theory of how life sprang from non-life and mutated from one-celled animals into human beings.

Ussher's arrival at the date of Oct. 23 was based on the fact that most peoples of antiquity, especially the Jews, started their calendar at harvest time. Ussher concluded there must be good reason for this, so he chose the first Sunday following autumnal equinox.

Although the autumnal equinox is Sept. 21 today, that is only because of historical calendar-juggling to make the years come out right.

If you think this is a startling fact – an actual date for Creation – you haven't seen anything until you've pored through the rest of Ussher's "Annals of the World." It's a classic history book for those who believe in the Bible – and a compelling challenge for those who don't.

The new edition of "Annals" is one of the most significant publishing events of the 21st century.

In this masterful and legendary volume, commissioned by Master Books to be updated from the 17th–century original Latin manuscript to modern English and made available to the general public, is 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?
Ussher wrote this masterpiece by integrating biblical history (around 15 percent of the text is from the Bible) with secular sources. He traveled throughout Europe, gathering much information from the actual historical documents.

Its accuracy as a reference solidified over the centuries, "The Annals of the World" proved so highly regarded for its preciseness that its timeline was included in the margins of many King James Version Bibles throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

"The Annals of the World" is a necessary addition to any church library, pastor's library, or any library — public or personal. In a five-year project commissioned by Master Books, the entire text has been updated from 17th-century English to present-day vernacular. Containing many human-interest stories from the original historical documents collected by Ussher, this is more than just a history book — it's a work of history.

Special features:

The Annals of the World
  • Important literary work that has been inaccessible in book form for more than 300 years
  • Includes CD of Ussher's Chronology of the World — full of colored charts, graphs, timelines, and much, much more
  • 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
  • Ussher's original citations have been checked against the latest textual scholarship

About the author:

  • Spent over five years researching and writing this book
  • Entered college at age 13
  • Received his master's degree at age 18
  • Was an expert in Semitic languages
  • Buried in Westminster Abbey
  • One of history's most famous and well-respected historians

About the book:

  • Made of the highest quality material: Smyth sewn, gold-gilded edges, foil embossing on front, back, and spine
  • Cover presented in the style of classic literary works
  • Packaged in a beautiful box for display purposes and life-long durability
  • 8 appendixes
  • Fully indexed
  • Paragraphs numbered
  • Chronological presentation of material
This is one of the most important literary, historical and Christian works you'll ever own, a treasure for any home library. It's a must for your homeschool library.

For generations, the Latin version of this classic work was considered essential reading. Finally, you can read and enjoy Ussher — in English.

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The fold-out Adams Chart of History is based on Archbishop James Ussher's classic work, The Annals of the World and features detailed, full-color illustrations of the various stages of human history, from Adam and Eve to the late 19th century, with handwritten commentary throughout.

Perfect for educational settings or Sunday school walls, the 21 full-size panels make it a unique resource and an easy way to learn. Children and adults alike will be fascinated by the gorgeous illustrations that are woven throughout the timeline, creating an intricate and uniquely synchronized visual map of the ages.


  • Who were the first navigators?
  • Who was the Emperor of China during the reign of Solomon?
  • What kinds of alphabets were used in the ancient world?
  • What advances in mathematics were being made while Nebuchadnezzar was reigning?
  • How much was a Bible worth in 1440 A.D.?


  • Timeline includes detailed biblical history
  • Ancient history (including Greek and Roman)
  • Inventions, Discoveries, and Events
  • European and American early history, and many other details


  • Based on Archbishop James Ussher's classic work, The Annals of the World.
  • 21 full-colored panels, large format timeline that is easy to read–nothing on the market in this size.
  • Starts with creation at 4004 B.C. and goes to 1870 and our 19th President, R.B. Hayes.
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