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Author Topic:   Does the Bible say the Earth was created in 6 days, 6000 years ago?
earlejones
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Message 36 of 319 (490041)
12-01-2008 8:34 PM
Reply to: Message 16 by jaywill
11-29-2008 11:38 PM


In the beginning...
"In the beginning there was nothing.
And God said, 'Let there be light.'
And there was light.
There was still nothing, but you could see it a lot better."
--Woody Allen
earle
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earlejones
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Message 37 of 319 (490042)
12-01-2008 8:42 PM


The 6,000 year old earth
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It was James Ussher, Anglican Archbishop of Armagh, who is credited (along with a few others) of tracking all of the 'begats' in the bible and coming up with the actual date of creation. According to Wikipedia, "Ussher deduced that the first day of creation began at nightfall preceding Sunday October 23, 4004 BC, in the proleptic Julian calendar, near the autumnal equinox."
That makes the earth 6,012 years old last October.
A belated birthday greeting, Earth!
earle
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