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Happy birthday, Earth - Creation occurred 6,010 years
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 24, 2006

Posted on 10/24/2006 1:33:25 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan


How old is the world?

Most people would say: "Nobody knows."

But the author of the book frequently described as the greatest history book ever written, said the world was created Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. – making it 6,010 yesterday.

In the 1650s, an Anglican bishop named James Ussher published his "Annals of the World," subtitled, "The Origin of Time, and Continued to the Beginning of the Emperor Vespasian's Reign and the Total Destruction and Abolition of the Temple and Commonwealth of the Jews." First published in Latin, it consisted of more than 1,600 pages.

The book, now published in English for the first time, is a favorite of homeschoolers and those who take ancient history seriously. It's the history of the world from the Garden of Eden to the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70.

Of course, there will be those who disagree with Ussher's calculations of time – especially evolutionists who need billions of years to explain their theory of how life sprang from non-life and mutated from one-celled animals into human beings.


Ussher's arrival at the date of Oct. 23 was determined based on the fact that most peoples of antiquity, especially the Jews, started their calendar at harvest time. Ussher concluded there must be good reason for this, so he chose the first Sunday following autumnal equinox.

Although the autumnal equinox is Sept. 21 today, that is only because of historical calendar-juggling to make the years come out right.

If you think this is a startling fact – an actual date for Creation – you haven't seen anything until you've pored through the rest of Ussher's "Annals of the World." It's a classic history book for those who believe in the Bible – and a compelling challenge for those who don't.

The new edition of "Annals" is one of the most significant publishing events of the 21st century.

In this masterful and legendary volume, commissioned by Master Books to be updated from the 17th-century original Latin manuscript to modern English and made available to the general public, is the fascinating history of the ancient world from the Genesis creation through the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple.

Find out:

Ussher traveled throughout Europe, gathering much information from the actual historical documents. Many of these documents are no longer available, having been destroyed since the time of his research.

Integrating biblical history (around 15 percent of the text is from the Bible) with secular sources, Ussher wrote this masterpiece. Considered not only a literary classic, but also an accurate reference, "The Annals of the World" was so highly regarded for its preciseness that the timeline from it was included in the margins of many King James Version Bibles throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

"The Annals of the World" is a necessary addition to any church library, pastor's library, or any library – public or personal. The entire text has been updated from 17th-century English to present-day vernacular in a five-year project commissioned by Master Books. Containing many human-interest stories from the original historical documents collected by Ussher, this is more than just a history book – it's a work of history.

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1 posted on 10/24/2006 1:33:26 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

That's a lotta candles...........We should use N.Korea to hold the party..........


2 posted on 10/24/2006 1:34:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

So a minor 17th century Irish cleric is right, and the entire scientific discipline is wrong. Ok...


3 posted on 10/24/2006 1:36:34 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Wow , the Earth and I have the same birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 10/24/2006 1:36:37 PM PDT by wolfcreek (A personal attack is the reaction of an exhausted and/or disturbed mind.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Very interesting post!!


5 posted on 10/24/2006 1:37:49 PM PDT by GitmoSailor
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
ahhha ha ha ha!!!!

The Pain

6 posted on 10/24/2006 1:41:26 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Oct. 23, 4004 B.C.

The earth is a scorpio.

7 posted on 10/24/2006 1:42:05 PM PDT by mjp
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To: Alter Kaker
Ussher was the Anglican Archbishop of all Ireland and the sole remaining Loyalist bishop still preaching in his own country during the Cromwell regime.

He was probably the most important Anglican churchman in the period of 1575-1850.

8 posted on 10/24/2006 1:42:12 PM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Make that 6009...there was no year zero, so for any interval in years between a date B.C. and a date A.D., you have to subtract one.


9 posted on 10/24/2006 1:42:17 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

How old are the dinosaurs?


10 posted on 10/24/2006 1:42:34 PM PDT by lowbridge (DNC - "We support our troops! Ummm.....what do they look like again?")
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

You betcha!


11 posted on 10/24/2006 1:42:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: mjp

That makes a lot of sense, actually!


12 posted on 10/24/2006 1:43:01 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (Staying home on Nov. 7 isn't a punishment for the GOP, its a reward for the Dems.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Eat your hearts out evomoonies!


14 posted on 10/24/2006 1:43:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: lowbridge
How old are the dinosaurs?

Older than dirt, apparently.

15 posted on 10/24/2006 1:43:58 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Dancing through life like a street mime with tourettes syndrome.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

>>But the author of the book frequently described as the greatest history book ever written, said the world was created Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. – making it 6,010 yesterday.<<

What laughable baloney. Anybody that has studied this knows this guy is full of it.

He got the year right, but it's JUNE 23rd!


16 posted on 10/24/2006 1:44:35 PM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Yup, and I'm six years old.


17 posted on 10/24/2006 1:45:17 PM PDT by El Conservador ("No blood for oil!"... Then don't drive, you moron!!!)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Happy birthday Earth!

Make a wish and blow out the Sun!
18 posted on 10/24/2006 1:45:37 PM PDT by evets (Just kidding.)
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To: El Conservador

Happy birthday!


19 posted on 10/24/2006 1:45:42 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (Staying home on Nov. 7 isn't a punishment for the GOP, its a reward for the Dems.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

I wonder if the book includes a chapter entitled "The Flat Earth" along with it's other amazing revelations?


20 posted on 10/24/2006 1:46:17 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Oh great, I forgot to get a card.


21 posted on 10/24/2006 1:47:22 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I met Bill Clinton once but he didnít really talk ó he was hitting on my wife)
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To: Alter Kaker

I suppose that depends on what the "entire scientific discipline" really consists of . .


22 posted on 10/24/2006 1:47:33 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (I am defiantly proud of being part of the Religious Right in America.)
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To: lowbridge

What comes before the Big Bang?


24 posted on 10/24/2006 1:48:48 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (I am defiantly proud of being part of the Religious Right in America.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
I suppose that depends on what the "entire scientific discipline" really consists of.The collected scholarship of every scientific field, from astronomy to zoology says the world is older than 6000 years. But this 17th century Bishop says otherwise...
25 posted on 10/24/2006 1:50:07 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Buried in Westminster Abbey

Is that a special feature of the book, or the author?

26 posted on 10/24/2006 1:50:54 PM PDT by Silly
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

This sounds like a great book. I don't believe that Aeneas, son of Venus, fled Ilium to deliver Italia into the Julian bloodline -- but I read the Aeneid anyway. Ancient historical history is a type of history all its own. (Even if Ussher did ignore the huge gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 and the potential for skipped generations in the genealogies.)


27 posted on 10/24/2006 1:50:55 PM PDT by Caesar Soze
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To: vox humana

Well, interestingly enough, we can thank the Greeks for the whole idea of a flat earth, but I'd say the analogy compares a lot to those who support Darwin's theory of creation through tautological magic.


28 posted on 10/24/2006 1:51:13 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (I am defiantly proud of being part of the Religious Right in America.)
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To: mjp
The earth is a scorpio.

I believe that. It has the same temperment.

29 posted on 10/24/2006 1:52:18 PM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: Caesar Soze

You are assuming there is a gap in Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2...he apparently did not make such an assumption..


30 posted on 10/24/2006 1:52:32 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (I am defiantly proud of being part of the Religious Right in America.)
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To: wideawake
He was probably the most important Anglican churchman in the period of 1575-1850.

And he's right... but virtually every scientist since 1820 working in every field is totally wrong?

31 posted on 10/24/2006 1:54:57 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

BTTT


32 posted on 10/24/2006 1:55:11 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

The Big Foreplay.


33 posted on 10/24/2006 1:55:42 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Zachary Taylor s/h finished the job.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Looks like Neanderthal man never existed. The last Ice Age never occurred, and the 7500 year old pottery must have been made by the devil.



Of course, it's entirely possible that God made the world yesterday and planted our minds with false memories of what happened before.

I wonder how he knows that did not happen?


34 posted on 10/24/2006 1:55:57 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Ussher concluded there must be good reason for this (the Jewish tradition of the calendar beginning in Autumn), so he chose the first Sunday following autumnal equinox.

So he just flat out guessed? I'm sold!

35 posted on 10/24/2006 1:56:07 PM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

There was no time before the Big Bang. "Time" was created along with everything else.


36 posted on 10/24/2006 1:56:42 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: RobRoy

"He got the year right, but it's JUNE 23rd!"
I think you are right...but after all, those first six days were really frantic...didn't have time to make many notes...


37 posted on 10/24/2006 1:57:48 PM PDT by gb63
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

It's only that old if you copletely ignore proven physics and use an old scientifically illiterate churchman as the authority for the age of the planet.


38 posted on 10/24/2006 1:57:52 PM PDT by nuke rocketeer
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

"What comes before the Big Bang?"

Dinner and drinks?


39 posted on 10/24/2006 1:57:58 PM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Brilliant

"Of course, it's entirely possible that God made the world yesterday and planted our minds with false memories of what happened before. "

That would explain the bruise I have that I have no recollection of getting.


40 posted on 10/24/2006 1:58:17 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (Staying home on Nov. 7 isn't a punishment for the GOP, its a reward for the Dems.)
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To: Alter Kaker
And he's right...

I happen to think he was wrong about many things.

But he was a man of great learning, great accomplishment and also a man of great bravery in the face of Europe's first totalitarian regime.

There's no need to belittle him just because you disagree with his chronology.

41 posted on 10/24/2006 2:00:05 PM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

4.567 billion years (years based on the current present rotation rate) this of course was far different in the past.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_the_Earth

Based on extensive and detailed scientific evidence, geologists have determined the age of the Earth to be around 4.567 billion years (4.567×109 years). This age represents a compromise between the oldest-known terrestrial minerals – small crystals of zircon from the Jack Hills of Western Australia – and astronomers' and planetologists' determinations of the age of the solar system based in part on radiometric age dating of meteorite material and lunar samples.

The radiometric age dating evidence from the zircons further confirms that the Earth is at least 4.404 billion years old. Comparing the mass and luminosity of the Sun to the multitudes of other stars, it appears that the solar system cannot be much older than those rocks. Ca-Al-rich inclusions (inclusions rich in calcium and aluminium) – the oldest known solid constituents within meteorites which are formed within the solar system – are 4.567 billion years old, giving an age for the solar system and an upper limit for the age of the Earth. It is assumed that the accretion of the Earth began soon after the formation of the Ca-Al-rich inclusions and the meteorites. Since the accretion time of the Earth is not exactly known yet, and the predictions from different accretion models vary between several millions up to about 100 million years, the exact age of the Earth is difficult to define.

In the centuries preceding the scientific revolution, the age of the Earth was determined from the accounts of creation by religious authority. Today some religious groups continue to accept only theological accounts regarding the age of the earth, rejecting scientific evidence which contradicts their beliefs.






However no matter how much evidence or theory is presented, for some, it is "turtles all the way down".
To each his own.



"A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the Earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the centre of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy.
"At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: "What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise."
"The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, "What is the tortoise standing on?"
"You're very clever, young man, very clever," said the old lady. "But it's turtles all the way down."





42 posted on 10/24/2006 2:00:34 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Alter Kaker

Yes, and virtually every scientists will tell you that human beings descended, as did all life, from a single-clled organism in a "primodial soup" based supported by the Miller-Urey experiment that managed to produce only two amino acids and tar!


43 posted on 10/24/2006 2:00:38 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (I am defiantly proud of being part of the Religious Right in America.)
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To: wordsofearnest

Right....and before the Big Foreplay and Big Bang, parents of the elements let them go Carbon Dating.


44 posted on 10/24/2006 2:01:06 PM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: Brilliant
Of course, it's entirely possible that God made the world yesterday and planted our minds with false memories of what happened before.

It's also possible God created the world yesterday, but His creation extends in both directions along the time axis, so the universe was already 13.4 billion years old when He created it. No need for false memories when you are a transcendent Creator Deity; you can create true memories. Maybe He hasn't created it yet, and what we're experiencing is a sort of pre-echo of the creation. Or maybe He's creating it continuously.

45 posted on 10/24/2006 2:01:11 PM PDT by Caesar Soze
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To: Hoodlum91

Well, there you go. I might be onto something.


The junk scientists would probably say your bruise proves my theory, in fact.


46 posted on 10/24/2006 2:01:55 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Royal Wulff

Wow, such authority, and just what makes you so sure that there was no "time" before the big bang...I remember reading one theory in Discover Magazine that time doesn't exist anyway..


47 posted on 10/24/2006 2:02:22 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (I am defiantly proud of being part of the Religious Right in America.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

heh.....heheheheheheheheh


48 posted on 10/24/2006 2:02:52 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: MPJackal
Swine.

Big dinner and big drinks.

49 posted on 10/24/2006 2:03:14 PM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Happy birthday, Earth - Creation occurred 6,010 years

LOL!

50 posted on 10/24/2006 2:03:31 PM PDT by Toby06 (Diesel smoke makes me horny.)
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