Old Testament

The Pentateuch

When did creation happen?

No one knows for sure, but that does not stop people from trying to figure it out. Irish bishop James Ussher (1581–1656) came up with a theory. Using the Jewish calendar and astronomical charts, Ussher theorized that creation began early in the morning on October 23, 4004 B.C.E. This date was accepted widely until the nineteenth century.


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