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Measuring Time

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posted on Apr, 8 2004 @ 03:19 PM
Just started reading an old book thats been laying around me room for quite some time now.
Measuring Eternity: The Search for the Beginning of Time , by Martin Gorst.
Interesting book, even more interesting how men could postulate the beginning of time to the exact minute using only the Bible

In 1675, London bookseller Thomas Guy sought a way to market Bibles to the largest possible audience. Under contract from the University of Oxford, he designed a new edition that—in addition to eye-catching illustrations—included a timeline of biblical events developed decades earlier by Irish archbishop James Ussher. Through meticulous research of the nuances of who begat whom and when, Ussher had determined that the world began at six o’clock in the evening on Saturday, October 22, 4004 B.C.E. Guy’s Bibles flew off the stands, and Ussher’s chronology, including his date for Creation, became so widely accepted that authorized Church of England publications reported it for centuries.

I have only read about 87 pages or so, and its very interesting to see how the Roman Catholic church repressed the people and forced them to believe that life began at such an exact time.

The book even showcases some of the Roman Catholic Churches " respect " of other cultures and teachigns be rewriting the Chinese history in accordance to Biblic Scholars.



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