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VOLUME ONE:
The Apocrypha

In January this year (2011), Bible researcher Tom Horn's house burned to the ground together with a library of ancient and scholarly books, which he had collected over thirty years. Feeling crippled to do research without these texts, he set out to begin rebuilding his library.
That's when he had an epiphany. How many other serious students of the Bible and history might also benefit from these historical records? In fact, how many times had he heard from researchers of religious history how they too wanted trustworthy print versions of these texts, uncontaminated like so many online versions are.
As a publisher, he decided to do something about it. The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts: Volume 1 (Defender Publishing, 580 pages, 8.5 X 11 Tradepaper, 29.95) is the first step in an aggressive plan to bring the most pertinent ancient books to the public in affordable, collectable editions. Volumes 2 and 3 will be available in 2012.
The Bible, as we hold it today, is esteemed by many religious institutions and especially Conservative Christians to be the inspired, inerrant Word of God. This doctrinal position affirms that the Bible is unlike all other books or collections of works in that it is free of error due to having been “given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16, 17).
While no other text can claim this same unique authority, Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal literature such as contained in this volume of The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts(Volume One—The Apocrypha: Includes the Books of Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees), provides literature that often precedes or follows the chronology of biblical texts, which frequently are used or assigned as supplemental works within academic settings to help students and scholars discover or better understand cultural and historical context within the Word of God. Whether or not the information contained in the apocryphal literature is entirely precise—as is the canon of Scripture—these ancient texts provide commentators’ valuable insight into what many ancient Jews and early Christians believed when, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets” (Heb. 1:1).
The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts is therefore intended to be a supplemental resource for assisting serious researchers and students in the study of the Bible and Bible times.
Contained in this volume: The Book of Enoch, The Book of Jasher, The Book of Jubilees, 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, Susanna, Prayer of Azariah, Prayer of Manasseh, Bel and the Dragon, and Laodiceans.


VOLUME TWO:The Apostolic Fathers

This is a beautiful, Oversized 8.5 X 11 Tradepaper Collectors Edition Book. The Apostolic Fathers included in this volume (also called the Ante-Nicene Fathers), covers the Early Christian writings from the beginning of Christianity until the promulgation of the Nicene Creed at the First Council of Nicaea, which was convened in Bithynia by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325. As such, writings contained in this volume of The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts (Volume Two—The Apostolic Fathers: Includes Clement, Anthenagorus, Mathetes, Polycarp, Ignatius, Barnabas, Papias, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus), provides literature that follows the chronology of New Testament texts, which frequently are used or assigned as supplemental works within academic settings to help students and scholars discover or better understand cultural and historical context of the early Christian Church as well as valuable insights into what many ancient Jews and early Christians believed when, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets” (Heb. 1:1).
The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts - Volume 2 is thus intended as a supplemental resource for assisting serious researchers and students in the study of the Bible and the early Church age. Contained in Volume 2: The works of Clement, Anthenagorus, Mathetes, Polycarp, Ignatius, Barnabas, Papias, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus.

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VOLUME THREE:The Septuagint
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This is a beautiful, Oversized 8.5 X 11 Tradepaper Collectors Edition Book. The Septuagint (or "LXX", or "Greek Old Testament") is a translation of the Hebrew Old Testament, which was sponsored according to tradition in the late 3rd century BC by Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the king of Ptolemaic Egypt (283 BC to 246 BC). The Greek translation was originally created for use by the Alexandrian Jews who were fluent in Koine Greek, but not in Hebrew. Thus the Septuagint is sometimes called the "Apostle's Bible" and was the one that Jesus and his disciples had access to. It is quoted in the New Testament by writers such as the Apostle Paul, and remained the Scripture of use by the Apostolic Fathers as well.
The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts - Volume 3 faithfully reproduces the translation of the Septuagint into English by Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton, first published in 1851 and based primarily upon one of the oldest extant manuscripts of the Greek Bible. It remains the standard of use by many scholars and students of Scripture and history. Contained in Volume 3: The English Translation of the Greek Septuagint Bible.



VOLUME FOUR:The Reformers


The Bible, as we hold it today, is esteemed by many religious institutions and especially Conservative Christians to be the inspired, inerrant Word of God. This doctrinal position affirms that the Bible is unlike all other books or collections of works in that it is free of error due to having been “given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16, 17). While no other text can claim this same unique authority, these select works by key Protestant Reformers reflect the theology and actions of those churchmen and statesmen who placed their careers, works, and actions in jeopardy in order to crystalize the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. These select sermons and works are frequently used or assigned as supplemental works within academic settings to help students and scholars discover or better understand how Lutheranism, Anglicanism, Calvinism, and Arminianism gave birth to modern Western Christian denominations commonly known today as evangelical and Protestant churches.

The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts – Volume 4 is intended to be a supplemental resource for assisting serious researchers and students in the study of the Bible and the Church age. Contained in this volume: The select works of Martin Luther, Desiderius Erasmus, John Calvin, William Tyndale and John Wesley



VOLUME FIVE: The Preachers of the Great Awakenings


The Bible, as we hold it today, is esteemed by many religious institutions and especially Conservative Christians to be the inspired, inerrant Word of God. This doctrinal position affirms that the Bible is unlike all other books or collections of works in that it is free of error due to having been “given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16, 17).


While no other text can claim this same unique authority, these select works by key preachers of the Great Awakenings (the evangelical and revitalization movements that swept Protestant Europe and British America, especially the American colonies during the 1730s through the 1800s) reflect the theology and actions of those devout churchmen whose powerful preaching and teaching created a deep sense of conviction regarding morality and the need for personal revelation and salvation by no other than Jesus Christ.


The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts – Volume 5 is intended to be a supplemental resource for assisting serious researchers and students in the study of the Bible and the Church age.

Contained in this volume: The select works of Gilbert Tennent, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Charles H. Spurgeon, Charles Finney and Dwight L. Moody


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