Magazines of "Brethren"
or digging again old wells
News:- April 2013:
"And Isaac dug again the wells of water
that they had dug in the days of Abraham his father ... and he
called their names after the names by which his father had called
them." (Gen 26:18, translation of J. N. Darby)
"Wells are ever in Scripture, specially in Genesis, sources of life and blessing, and, as such, the enemy naturally seeks to 'fill them with earth' (v. 15.) The opening up of the truths of Scripture in the time of the Reformation, and still more strikingly, some sixty years ago, though indeed these had been previously stopped, corresponds with the wells which Abraham's servants had dug, and which Satan ever since, acting through the Philistines, has been endeavouring to choke. But Isaac cleared and called them by their old names, an example, in this respect, for men of faith and energy in every age."
(E. Dennett in the magazine "Christian Friend", vol. 16, 1889, page 164.)
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Please note: In some cases the magazines are not complete. I have left out articles which are easily obtained through other sources in written and/or OCR-read form. It is not my aim to repeat the task that others have done before me (for example to scan the writings of J. N. Darby). Double scanning is a waste of time and paper (when printed out). In most cases the missing articles are to be obtained from the website www.STEMpublishing.com
A Voice to the Faithful
|A Voice to the Faithful was edited by J. B. Stoney.|
There are 10 further volumes of "A Voice
to thr Faithful" (from 1888 to 1897) but during these years
the "Voice" contained more and more articles with
questionable content, even bad teaching. These volumes are not
included here. Please do not request these volumes.
Excel-file index to "A Voice to the Faitful" (zipped)
Bible Subjects for the Household of Faith
Bible Subjects for the Household of Faith was edited by T. Newberry.
Excel-file index to "Bible Subjects for the Household of Faith" (zipped)
Bible Witness and Review
Bible Witness and Review was edited by W. Reid
Comfort and Food
Comfort and Food was edited by J. A. von Poseck. Volume 3 was finished after 8 monthly issues.
Conference NotesThese notes are not magazines (strictly speaking) but being issued year by year and having helpful material I put here what I have:
Conference Notes - Manchester 1932
Conference Notes - London 1933
Conference Notes - Plymouth 1934
Conference Notes - Winchester 1935
Conference Notes - London 1936
Conference Notes - Manchester 1937
Conference Notes - London 1938
Conference Notes - Winchester 1939
Crumbs for the Lord's Little OnesVolums 1 - 5 of this magazine is availyble through books.google as one file:
Echoes of Mercy
|Echoes of Mercy was edited by A. H. Burton|
There were perhaps more than 14 volumes
of this periodical, but how many, I do not know.
Faithful Word for Old and Young
Faithful Words for Old and Young was edited by H. F. Witherby. I do not have a picture of Mr. Witherby.
Food for the Flock
|Food for the Flock was edited by J. B. Stoney|
God's Glad Tidings
God's Glad Tidings was edited by W. T. P. Wolston.
Gospel Gleanings was edited by W. J. Hocking. The magazine was continued after 1910.
Help and Food for the Household of Faith
F. W. Grant P. J. Loizeaux C. Crain S. Ridout
Help and Food was edited by F. W. Grant, P. J. Loizeaux and others. About 1930 the magazine changed its former orientation.
Helps by the Way
Helps for Wayfarers
Helps for Wayfarers was edited by F. W. Grant. It seems that there was only one volume of this periodical.
Helps in Things Concerning Himself
|Helps in Things concerning Himself 5 (1895)|
I do not know the editor of Our Calling.
Scattered Seed - And Good News for Young and Old
Scattered Seed was edited by I. Fleming. I do not have a picture of him.
Volumes 1 - 50 (1909 - 1991) are now available as pdf-Files: http://www.scripture-truth.
Simple Testimony was edited by William Barker. I do not have a picture of Mr. Barker. Simple Testimony was continued after 1915.Excel-file index for "Simple Testimony" (zipped)
The Believer's Monthly Magazine
The Believer's Monthly Magazine was edited by W. J. Hocking
The Bible Herald
|The Bible Herald was edited by W. Reid and since 1882 perhaps by W. Scott.|
Excel-file index to "The Bible Herald" (zipped)
The Bible Student
The Bible Student 1 (1881)
The Bible Student 2 (1882)
The Bible Student 3 (1883)
The Bible Student was edited by A. T. Schofield.
The Bible Treasury
"The Bible Treasury" was often reprinted and is still available in print from Chapter Two or Christliche Schriftenverbreitung or Believers Bookshelf or Present Truth Publishers and others. An online edition is available from STEM-publishing and from Bible Truth Publishers.I have put here only the pdf-files of the first three volumes of the second editon of "The Bible Treasury". These are not 100% identical with the original volumes. The editor himself wrote: "In the first edition, some papers appeared which it seems due to truth to replace, and notices of ephemeral matter are consigned to oblivion." But he added a few other articles which are not in the first edition and are also lacking in the reprints (which were made from the first edition). The files of the second edition are also on the website of STEM-publishing .
|The Bible Treasury was edited by W. Kelly and since 1906 by F. E. Race|
The Christian Witness
|The Christian Witness was edited by H. Borlase (died in 1835) and J. L. Harris
*) The volumes are not completely of the first edition. Some pages are from the second.
**) This volume was never finished. It was sometimes bound togetheras appendix of volume 7.
|J. L. Harris|
The Christian's Friend and Instrucor
This magazine is available through the webiste of STEM-publishing
The Christian's Helper
The Christian's Helper 1 (1901, issued during 1900)
The Christian's Helper 2 (1902, issued during 1901)
The Christian's Helper 3 (1903, issued during 1902)
The Christian's Helper 4 (1904, issued during 1903)
The Christian's Helper 5 (1905, issued during 1904)
The Christian's Helper was edited by E. R. Wills. I don't have a picture of him.
The Christian's Helper was continued until 1947.
The Christian's Library
|The Christian's Library was edited by A. H. Burton|
"The Christian's Library" was followed by "Gospel Light" (published by J. Carter) from 1911 until (at least) 1926, but I do not have access to this periodical.
The Girdle of Truth
|The Girdle of Truth was edited by W. H. Dorman|
Volume 1 - 9 of "The Girdle of Truth"
is available as reprint from www.presenttruthpublishers.com
Excel-file index for "The Girdle of Truth" (zipped)
The Gospel Messenger was edited by W. T. P. Wolston and later by A. J. Pollock.
The Messenger of Peace
The Messenger of Peace was edited by W.T. P. Wolston.
The Present Testimony
"The Remembrancer" was edited by J. B. Dunlop and since vol. 4 by A. Trigge. A sample of Trigge's handwriting is above.
The magazine is also available as html-files here.
The Salvation of God
The Salvation of God was edited by H. M. Hooke. There were perhaps more than 10 volumes of this periodical, but how many, I do not know.
The Siritual Watchman
|The Spiritual Watchman (1865-1866)|
The Siritual Watchman was edited by W. T. Turpin and others. It was followed by "Words of Truth" (by F. G. Patterson).
The Young Believer
The Young Believer was edited by A. T. Schofield.
Things New and Old
Things New and Old was edited by C. H. Makintosh and later by C. Stanley.
Tidings of Life (later: Light) an Peace
|Tidings of Light and Peace was edited by G.
*) Several pages are missing, here. But these pages are not mentioned in the index, too. Being always the last 4 pages of a monthly issue, I presume that these 4 pages were not included in the bound volumes.
Words of Faith
Words of Faith 1 (1882)
Words of Faith 2 (1883)
Words of Faith 3 (1884)
Words of Faith was edited by C. Wolston. I do not have a picture of him.
Words of Grace for the Household of Faith
|Words of Grace for the Household of Faith was edited by W. T. Whybrow.||I do not have a picture of Mr. Whybrow.|
Words of Help from the
Scripture of Truth
Words of Help 1 (1912)
Words of Help 2 (1913)
Words of Help 3 (1914)
Words of Help 4 (1915)
Words of Help 5 (1916)
Words of Help 6 (1917)
Words of Help 7 (1918)
Words of Help 8 (1919)
Words of Help 9 (1920)
Words of Help 10 (1921)
Words of Help 11 (1922)
Words of Help 12 (1923)
Words of Help 13 (1924)
Words of Help 14 (1925)
Words of Help 15 (1926)
Words of Help 16 (1927)
Words of Help 17 (1928)
Words of Help 18 (1929)
Words of Help 19 (1930)
Words of Help 20 (1931)
Words of Help 21 (1932) incomplete!
Words of Help 22 (1933)
Words of Help 23 (1934)
Words of Help 24 (1935)
Words of Help 25 (1936)
Words of Help 26 (1937)
Words of Help 27 (1938)
Words of Help 28 (1939)
Words of Help 29 (1940)
"Words of Help" was continued until 1977. Since 1978 it was incorporated by the magazine "Scripture Truth".
The editors were: 1912 - 1926: W. M. Roberts, 1926 - 1929: F. G. Burkitt, 1929: H. S. Smith, 1930 - 1935: W. R. Kelsey. 1935 - ? : W. G. Turner.
Words of Truth (editor: F. G. Patterson)
|Words of Truth was edited by F. G. Patterson.||I do not have a picture of Mr. Patterson.|
Words of Truth (published by J. Carter)
The editor of this magazin (at least of the first volume) was James Carter. (I do not have a picture of him.) Volume 18 was the last one. It seems that the magazine consits mainly of reprints and compilations of older magazines (for example Things New and Old) but it has many good articles.
This periodical has nothing to do with the older magazine by Patterson (see above) nor with a later magazine also named "Words of Truth" which was published since 1933 by Stow Hill (and of which I have complete scans of vol. 1 - 27; but sometimes having unsound doctrine I do not put these volumes online.)
|Words of Truth for the Saints of God was edited by F. Naylor||I do not have a picture of Mr. Naylor.|
Word-file index for "Words of Truth for the Saints of God" (zipped)
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