Principles in Publishing

Until recently, society was broken into four estates. The first two estates were the clergy and the rulers. The third estate refers to the general masses or the common folk. The “Fourth Estate” arose after the French Revolution when William Hazlitt coined the term to refer to journalists, who were tasked with reporting on the rulers and clergy in an attempt to hold them responsible for their actions. This estate has failed as the mainstream media has chosen to push their agenda and attempt to create public opinion instead of reporting the facts. The Fifth Estate emerged with resounding power as millions of people took to the web and  social-media to document and report events that rulers, clergy, and the main-stream media have tried to hide. Whether it is in ancient texts rejected by the church, history lost to time, or hidden agendas of governments or religious institutions, understanding the truth makes for a prepared and informed people and a stronger republic. Fifth Estate specializes in rendering ancient texts into modern English so that the wisdom and secrets of the past are no longer kept in the hands of the few but are made avialable to all. We publish ancient texts in modern English so that knowledge is never lost to today's reader. 


Company Founder

Joseph Lumpkin

Joseph Lumpkin has a long and varied background in research and writing. Over years of study and research he has written over 25 books on the subjects of theology, religion, church history, the Lost Books of the Bible, and Amateur Radio. Dr. Lumpkin has worked in research and development within the U.S. Department of Defense on major projects including Hypersonic Missile Technology and Super Computer clustering. In addition to his background in science, computers, and research, he has a Doctorate in Ministry and has acted as chaplain to several family outreach programs. Joseph Lumpkin is the CEO of Fifth Estate Publishing with a catalog of over one-hundred books including, The Lost Books of the Bible, The Book of Jubilees, Fallen Angels, and The Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures. The books of Fifth Estate are offered in hard cove, paperback, Audible, and in E-book formats. Dr. Lumpkin has appeared on Radio, Television, and Internet shows as a guest speaker on subjects of Fallen Angels, Church History, Religion, Theology, The Sacred Feminine, and the Axial Age. Shows include L.A. Talk Radio, Rainmaking Time, Cryptic Knowledge, and Threshing Floor Radio. Stay informed and keep up new releases through his "Author's Page" on and via this website.

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