Classic Watchtower Publications
Following are classic Watchower publications and articles available for download. Quite unusually, (though not surprising when compared to "current" truth) the Watchtower Society no longer prints or distributes these classic works that are part of its historic foundation. Bible Students, however, continue to print and make available the Studies in the Scriptures - Series I - VI and other works of Russell. Research enthusiasts have also scanned and made available other original publications in electronic format.
Studies In the Scriptures
Studies in the Scriptures have been released in a number of editions and covers, and were also released as the Millenial Dawn.
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Studies In the Scriptures Series I - The Divine Plan of the Ages
Studies In the Scriptures Series II - The Time Is at Hand
Studies In the Scriptures Series III - Thy Kingdom Come
Studies In the Scriptures Series IV - The Day of Vengeance
(written 1897) -renamed The Battle of Armageddon in 1912 Series 4 - The Battle of Armageddon - 1916 edition 1.45Mb searchable pdf
Studies In the Scriptures Series V - The At-One-Ment Between God and Man
Studies In the Scriptures Series VI - The New Creation
Studies In the Scriptures Series VII - The Finished Mystery
Series 7 - The Finished Mystery - 1918 edition 2.87Mb text searchable pdf
Series 7 - The Finished Mystery - 1918 edition 4.7Mb text searchable pdf with images
Series 7 - The Finished Mystery - 1918 edition scanned 19Mb searchable pdf
An HTML version of the 1926 edition can be found at strictlygenteel.co.uk/finishedmystery/fmtitles.html
In the 1926 edition Rutherford's predictions for 1920 have been edited out.
The Finished Mystery discusses the book of Revelation, is filled with bizarre teachings and a large portion of the interpretations are now considered wrong by Jehovah's Witnesses. It was written after Russell's death by Rutherford, and hence not accepted as being of any doctrinal merit by either Jehovah's Witnesses or Bible Students.
Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Millions Now Living Will Never Die was released in 1920, based on a talk first given in 1918. This was a classic work of Rutherford that discussed his Zionist stance and belief that the earthly resurrection of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would begin in 1925. Millions Now Living Will Never Die 32.8Mb searchable pdf.
1902 Maria Russell's Letter
1931 Messenger 17Mb is the 1931 International Convention report that also contains information on Bethsarim.
1938 Moyle letter to Roosevelt
1939 Moyle letter to Rutherford
1954 Walsh Trial 94Mb
1935 Golden Age 7.2Mb contains the Watchtower's proposed calendar
Funeral Talk Discourse talk outline for Witness Funerals. This is very much a marketing pitch for the Watchtower Society and it's beliefs, with very little mention of the deceased. Included is the statement that "Instead of eulogizing the deceased, use the material in this outline to give a fine witness concerning the truth."