Usher dating history
The date of 4000 BC as the creation of Adam was at least partially influenced by the widely held belief that the Earth was approximately 5600 years old (2000 to Abraham, 2000 from Abraham to the birth of Christ, and 1600 years from Christ to Ussher), corresponding to the six days of Creation, on the grounds that "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day" (2 Peter 3:8).This tradition was believed to indicate that Jesus would return in 2000 AD, The chronologies of Ussher and other biblical scholars corresponded so closely because they used much the same methodology to calculate key events recorded in the Bible.2005 - 2005Usher and Eishia Brightwell made the red carpet rounds together all through 2005.They were seen at the Grammys, the Oscars and the NAACP Awards.This, however, is a misnomer, as the chronology is based on Ussher's work alone and not that of Lightfoot.Ussher deduced that the first day of creation fell upon, October 23, 4004 BC, in the proleptic Julian calendar, near the autumnal equinox.Lightfoot similarly deduced that Creation began at nightfall near the autumnal equinox, but in the year 3929 BC.Ussher's proposed date of 4004 BC differed little from other biblically-based estimates, such as those of Jose ben Halafta (3761 BC), Bede (3952 BC), Ussher's near-contemporary Scaliger (3949 BC), Johannes Kepler (3992 BC) or Sir Isaac Newton (c. Ussher was influenced by the same account as the apocryphal Book of Jasher, dating the worldwide flood to 2349 BC and the birth of Terah in 2127 BC.
Anyone who starts out reading the Bible with Genesis, as many people do, can easily compute the years from Adam to Solomon.Establishing the chronologies is complicated by the fact that the Bible was compiled by different authors over several centuries with lengthy chronological gaps, making it difficult to do a simple totaling of Biblical ages and dates.In his article on Ussher's calendar, James Barr has identified three distinct periods that Ussher and others had to tackle: After reckoning the years from creation to the last kings of Judah, Ussher used 2 Kings to establish the length of time from the creation to the accession of Babylonian king Amel-Marduk (also known as Evil-Merodach).Historians use well known secular kings or events mentioned in the Bible (i.e., Nebuchadnezzar) to calculate the Bible dates. He recalculated the dates of the Northern Kingdoms based on a new understanding of how reigns of kings were computed in ancient times.His calculation of the date of 931 BC for the division of the Israelite kingdom has been used by secular Egyptologists to give dates to Egypt’s 22nd Dynasty.
The chronology is sometimes associated with young Earth creationism, which holds that the Universe was created only a few millennia ago by God as described in the first two chapters of the biblical book of Genesis. Published in 1650, the full title of Ussher's work in Latin is Annales Veteris Testamenti, a prima mundi origine deducti, una cum rerum Asiaticarum et Aegyptiacarum chronico, a temporis historici principio usque ad Maccabaicorum initia producto ("Annals of the Old Testament, deduced from the first origins of the world, the chronicle of Asiatic and Egyptian matters together produced from the beginning of historical time up to the beginnings of Maccabees").