But then, most people didn’t read the title of this item.
But the author of the book frequently described as the greatest history book ever written, said the world was created Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. – making it exactly 6,009 last Monday.
Um, wasn’t last Monday September 24th? And if it was really born in 4004 B.C., I think the world is lying about its age. But even so, it doesn’t look a day over 6000!
In the 1650s, an Anglican bishop named James Ussher published his “Annals of the World,” subtitled, “The Origin of Time, and Continued to the Beginning of the Emperor Vespasian’s Reign and the Total Destruction and Abolition of the Temple and Commonwealth of the Jews.” First published in Latin, it consisted of more than 1,600 pages.The book, now published in English for the first time, is a favorite of homeschoolersWhy am I not surprised?
… and those who take ancient history seriously
Yeah, I imagine that respected historians and serious scholars are the biggest buyers of this book.
It’s the history of the world from the Garden of Eden to the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70.
Those who take history seriously always start things out with the Garden of Eden.
Of course, there will be those who disagree with Ussher’s calculations of time
– especially evolutionists who need billions of years to explain their theory of how life sprang from non-life and mutated from one-celled animals into human beings.
What a bunch of losers, taking billions of years to do something that a 17th-century bishop could do in 6000 years!
The new edition of “Annals” is one of the most significant publishing events of the 21st century.
And since this claim comes from the book’s publisher, you know it must be true!
But, just to be complete, here are some of the other most significant publishing events of the 21 century, from the other conservative publishers:
“Of course, there will be those who disagree with my calculations – especially evolutionists who need billions of years to explain their theory of how life sprang from non-life and mutated from one-celled animals into human beings, a “theory” which I can disprove in one short Town Hall column, because I can cite industry-sponsored evidence that suggests that mutation doesn’t exist, except in the minds of scare-mongering liberals at sites like Daily Kos. Yup, I have driven them absolutely nuts at Daily Kos. I am all they talk about. I am their archenemy, and the focus of all of their nasty left-wing ire, which shows just how important I am. My hourly Google searches of my name have proven this. BOW DOWN BEFORE ME, WORLD!”
Note for Mike: This may or may not be an accurate summary of your Town Hall piece – nobody here cares enough about you to read your columns and find out.
Posted by s.z. on Thursday, October 4th, 2007 at 4:46 am.
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