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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Ussher traveled throughout Europe, gathering much information from the actual historical documents.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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