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NET ERRORS
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DR. JOHN LIGHTFOOT
ARCHBISHOP JAMES USSHER
DR. ANDREW D. WHITE
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Dating creation
Modern writers often, unfairly, single out Archbishop James Ussher as the creator of a chronology that dates creation some 4000 years BCE. But he was neither alone nor first. From St. Jerome to Sir J.G. Wilkinson, such a recent creation date was widely accepted in Western thought.
In 1642, Dr. John Lightfoot wrote that man was created at 9:00 a.m., and in 1644, he wrote that the world was created on Sunday, September 12, 3928.
In 1650, the Irish Archbishop, James Ussher, published his computations that the world was created on Sunday, October 23rd, 4004, beginning at sunset of the 22nd. Both are widely misquoted.
- Archbishop Ussher
- Anno Lucis.
- Anno Lucis explained.
- Annales Veteris Testamenti.
- Misquoted on the internet.
- Misquoted in print.
- John Lightfoot.
- Andrew D. White.

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