God’s plan for mankind has spanned several thousand years. In order to better understand that plan, it is often helpful to understand the past in order to better be able to frame the present, as well as the future. The Library hosts many resources covering the history of the Jewish nation, as well as Christianity. Each of these materials may be downloaded individually from the online library, or as part of the Library’s full archive download.

In extremely in-depth and scholarly work, Edersheim begins by examining Jewish politics, religion and culture immediately prior to, and during, the life of Jesus. He examines the influences of the societies at the time upon the different segments of the scattered Jewish people, and how these influences are demonstrated throughout the Gospels. Not a light read, but those looking for insight into the time of our Lord may find this work a richly rewarding effort to read and digest.

Josephus was a Jewish historian who recorded many important events involving the Jewish people in the decades immediately following the death of Jesus. Included in this work are “Antiquities of the Jews”, “The War of the Jews”, “The Life of Flavious Josephus”, “An Extract out of Josephus’s Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades”, and “Flavious Josephus Against Apion”

One of the most well-known works on the Roman empire, this work offers an in-depth look at the Roman empire, including the influences and effects of the empire upon the Jewish nation. Students looking to gain a unique historical perspective on the empire that had such a profound impact upon the Jewish nation at the time of our Lord may find this a lengthy, but rewarding read.

The eight volumes included in Schaff’s “History of the Christian Church” begin with a review of the early Christian church under the Apostles, and continues through to an examination of modern day Christian church systems. Each volume focuses on a distinct period of time in the developing nominal Church system.

Toward the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th century, Charles Russell played a prominent role in the dissemination of Biblical truths and the Gospel message. Throughout his lifetime, Russell strove to propagate the plan of God as revealed in the Bible, free of scripturally unsound doctrines and teachings. This biography examines Russell’s life and the impact he had on Christendom, as well as examining the impact he had upon subsequent generations of Bible Students who continue to strive to remain faithful to the scriptures and to God as the new age in God’s plan begins to dawn.

The Library offers many more historical references that may be of interest to those seeking a well-rounded understanding of the Bible and God’s plan for mankind, including:

  • The Balfour Declaration
  • The Temple by Alfred Edersham
  • Romanism and the Reformation by H. Guiness
  • Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  • The Faith of our Fathers
  • Many, many more fully searchable and printable historical references
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