[sword-devel] [sword-support] Bible with dates in it?
d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Fri Dec 18 08:29:41 MST 2009
The Authorized KJV Bible that once belonged to my mother (deceased 1971) has
such dates in the top of the narrow central notes column on each page.
Collins: London and New York (1936). Glasgow Toronto Sydney Auckland
This published Bible also contains useful additional reference sections:
* Chronology of events between the time of Cyrus and the birth of Christ
* The Bible Readers Manual - comprising helps to the study of the Bible and
an INDEX and CONCORDANCE.
The latter is a multipart work with 14 sections, even before the index and
James Ussher was a significant scholar, whose work is not to be
His Annals of the World was recently republished in English. For more
details, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ussher
Crawford Gribben's book, The Irish Puritans: James Ussher and the
Reformation of the Church is highly recommended.
Zwingli's successor in Zurich, Heinrich Bullinger was also someone with an
in-depth interest in Bible chronology.
Read the Evangelical Library lecture 2004 address given by Jean
- David Haslam
Barry Drake-4 wrote:
> 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?
> God bless,
> -- 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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