Ussher: Creation began this night, 4004 BC
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:
Guy Ottewell’s Astronomical Calendar reminds us that, according to “The Annals of the Old Testament,” the 1650 classic by James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, in Ireland, God began the creation of the world at nightfall on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 22, in 4004 B.C.
That would make this night the 6,015th birthday of, well, everything.
Modern cosmologists, of course, have reached a different conclusion, dating the Big Bang to about 13.7 billion years ago.
(PHOTOS: Left, HST/NASA. Right, James Ussher)