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The Earthen Vessel started 1845; merged with Gospel Herald in 1887 to become The Earthen Vessel and Gospel Herald until 1918/19. It then became Gospel Herald and The Earthen Vessel – but still often referred to as Earthen Vessel! After 1954 it became Gospel Herald until June 1970 when it and Free Grace Record were replaced by Grace.

The Earthen Vessel was a Strict Baptist magazine that is noteworthy for its criticism of Charles H. Spurgeon and "Spurgeonism". For more information about historic Baptist journals: "Baptist Periodicals," Transactions of the Baptist Historical Society 5.3 (April 1917): 193-196 and this blog post.

The print quality in these volumes does not make for easy reading. In some places the text has faded or become obscured by foxing. Pagination in the early volumes is also somewhat random. For best results view on a PC and set PDF viewer to "page width", if possible.

The Earthen Vessel is now in the public domain. You can download all 46 available volumes by left-clicking here and selecting "download" to download a zip file. Please note that the file is around 752 MB. If you chose this option to download, please consider making a donation using the "Tip Jar" on the right.

The Earthen Vessel Vols. 1-20 (1845-1864)

The Earthen Vessel Vols. 21-40 (1865-1884)

The Earthen Vessel Vols. 41-60 (1885-1904)

The Earthen Vessel Vols. 61- (1905- )


Volume 41 (1905)

Volume 42 (1906)

Volume 43 (1907) Download Complete VolumeView in PDF format pdf

    January 1887

    February 1887

    March 1887

    April 1887

    May 1887

    June 1887

    July 1887

    August 1887

    September 1887

    October 1887

    November 1887

    December 1887

Volume 44 (1908) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

    January 1888

    February 1888

    March 1888

    April 1888

    May 1888

    June 1888

    July 1888

    August 1888

    September 1888

    October 1888

    November 1888

    December 1888

Volume 45 (1909)

Volume 46 (1910)

Volume 47 (1911) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

    January 1891

    February 1891

    March 1891

    April 1891

    May 1891

    June 1891

    July 1891

    August 1891

    September 1891

    October 1891

    November 1891

    December 1891

Volume 48 (1912)

Volume 49 (1913)

Volume 50 (1914)

Volume 51 (1915)

Volume 52 (1916)

Volume 53 (1917)

Volume 54 (1918)

Volume 55 (1919)

Volume 56 (1920)

Volume 57 (1921)

Volume 58 (1922)

Volume 59 (1923)

Volume 60 (1924)


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