1650 Scarce 1stED Latin Book - Ussher Chronology - James Ussher Annals of the Old Testament
Author : James Ussher
Title : Annales Veteris Testamenti, a prima mundi origine deducti : una cum rerum asiaticarum et ægyptiacarum chronico, a temporis historici principio usque ad Maccabaicorum initia producto.
Language : Text in Latin
Publisher : Londini : Ex officina J. Flesher : & prostant in aedibus G. Bedell, 1650. First Edition
Size : Large 11.5 " X 8 "
Pages : (8) + 554 +10 (Index) pages
Binding : Good full calf binding (overall worn and scuffed- as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight, rare foxing and staining, exlibris of the library of Minoris Seminar Aeduens. Ad usum Profess).
Estimate : (USD 900 - USD 1300)
The book : Scarce first edition of James Ussher Annals of the Old Testament, deduced from the first Origins of the World. The Ussher chronology is a 17th-century chronology of the history of the world formulated from a literal reading of the Old Testament by James Ussher, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. 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. Ussher fell into disrepute in the 19th century.
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").
Ussher's work was his contribution to the long-running theological debate on the age of the Earth. This was a major concern of many Christian scholars over the centuries.
A second volume was published in 1654.
The author : James Ussher (or Usher; 4 January 1581 – 21 March 1656) was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656. He was a prolific scholar and church leader, who today is most famous for his identification of the genuine letters of the church father, Ignatius, and for his chronology that sought to establish the time and date of the creation as "the entrance of the night preceding the 23rd day of October... the year before Christ 4004"; that is, around 6 pm on 22 October 4004 bc according to the proleptic Julian calendar.
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