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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 1 (1845) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 2 (1846) Download Complete VolumeView in PDF format pdf

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Volume 3 (1847) Download Complete VolumeView in PDF format pdf

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Volume 4 (1848) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 5 (1849) Download Complete Volumes View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 6 (1850) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 7 (1851) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 8 (1852) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 9 (1853) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 10 (1854) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 11 (1855) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 12 (1856) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 13 (1857) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 14 (1858) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 15 (1859) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 16 (1860) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 17 (1861) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 18 (1862) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 19 (1863) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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Volume 20 (1864) Download Complete Volume View in PDF format pdf

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