[sword-devel] [sword-support] Bible with dates in it?
bdrake at crosswire.org
Fri Dec 18 07:34:00 MST 2009
Hi Jon ......
re: dates in bible .....
Jonathan Morgan wrote:
> Do you have any
> particular Bible version in mind that does this?
There was a very popular edition of the KJV which had the dates (the
gospel according to Bishop Ussher) down the centre of the bible (RHS of
left page, LHS of right page). Wonderful for six-day creationists.
Ussher's Chronology is now sidelined because of the fundamendalist view
that in early genesis, the chronology according to Ussher is exact.
Ussher himself never claimed that! However, from Israel-in-Egypt
onwards, Ussher is accurate (more or less) and archaeologically
verifiably so, and thus the dates are useful - but only after Gen 37 or
so (some would say only after the Exodus).
Personally I'd love to have a module with Usser's chronology as
footnotes in it. Any version would do. Anyone want to think about
making it so?
-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) Health and Healing advisor to the East Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church. See http://www.urc5.org.uk/index for information about the synod, and http://www.urc5.org.uk/?q=node/703 for the Synod Healing pages.
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