“Happy Birthday, World!” / Memorable Fancies #1355

According to the computations of James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, (lived 1581-1656), the first day of creation began at sundown on October 22, 4004 B.C. and was concluded the following day, the world having been created overnight, ready for the ensuing creation of rain and fishes and people and things. Other authorities placed the beginning of creation at 12 noon on that date; but Ussher followed the Jewish custom marking the beginning of each day at sundown; therefore the “day” of … [Read more...]