In 1654, Ussher added a part two which took his history through Rome’s destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A. The project, which produced 2,000 pages in Latin, occupied twenty years of Ussher’s life.Ussher lived through momentous times, having been born during the reign of Elizabeth and dying, in 1656, under Cromwell.(In fact, until the 1970s, the Bibles placed in nearly every hotel room by the Gideon Society carried his chronology.) The King James Version of the Bible introduced into evidence by the prosecution in Dayton contained Ussher’s famous chronology, and Bryan more than once would be forced to resort to the bishop’s dates as he tried to respond to Darrow’s questions.The chronology first appeared in , a monumental work first published in London in the summer of 1650.It is not surprising, then, that attempts have been made by Biblical literalists to use genealogies given in the Bible to assign a date to the origin of humanity.Then, given an interpretation of Creation week (and its length), it is possible to assign a date to Creation itself.The Masoretic text and the Septuagint both link all the key male players, but the Septuagint gives longer time frames for many of them.There’s a 1500 year difference between the two timelines.
They, too, were convinced young-earth creationists.) It’s also highly improper for Ross to claim that they ignored Hebrew.
Early Age of Kings (Solomon to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and the Babylonian captivity). Times have to be calculated using cross-links between various people mentioned in the Bible and some inferences made.
Late Age of Kings (Ezra and Nehemiah to the birth of Jesus).
He was a talented fast-track scholar who entered Trinity College in Dublin at the early age of thirteen, became an ordained priest by the age of twenty, and a professor at Trinity by twenty-seven.
In 1625, Ussher became the head of the Anglo-Irish Church in Ireland.