Happy Earth Day

History of Sorts

Happy Earth Day everybody.

Although I am a bit confused about the date. Earth day really should be held on October 23. Everyone knows that the earth was created on 23 October 4004 BC at 6 pm to be precise. Well at least according to Archbishop James Ussher.

He was born in Dublin on January 4th , 1581 in Dublin, to a well-to-do family. He was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 until his death in 1656.

He also calculated the dates of other biblical events, concluding, for example, that Adam and Eve were driven from Paradise on Monday 10 November 4004 BC.

Noah’s ark touched down on Mt Ararat on 5 May 2348 BC `on a Wednesday.

How did Ussher come up with these fairly specific and exacts dates? He used the chronologies in the Hebrew text of Genesis 5 and…

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