Skip to comments.Happy birthday, Earth - Creation occurred 6,010 years
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.
Ussher traveled throughout Europe, gathering much information from the actual historical documents.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.
About the book:
That's a lotta candles...........We should use N.Korea to hold the party..........
So a minor 17th century Irish cleric is right, and the entire scientific discipline is wrong. Ok...
Wow , the Earth and I have the same birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very interesting post!!
The earth is a scorpio.
He was probably the most important Anglican churchman in the period of 1575-1850.
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.
How old are the dinosaurs?
That makes a lot of sense, actually!
Eat your hearts out evomoonies!
Older than dirt, apparently.
>>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!
Yup, and I'm six years old.
I wonder if the book includes a chapter entitled "The Flat Earth" along with it's other amazing revelations?
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