Bishop ussher dating
Bear in mind that Ussher's interpretation is not representative of all Christians.
In fact, in earlier centuries, many interpreted the creation "day" as a long period of time, including Jewish historian Josephus (1st century), Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons (2nd century), Basil (4th century), Augustine (5th century), and Aquinas (13th century) (Ross, The Fingerprint of God, 141).
Because of tectonic forces and the actions of weathering and erosion, intact rocks from Earth’s ancient formation are hard to find.
Most have been worn down and recycled as part of the rock cycle, making it difficult to find suitable materials for dating the formation of Earth’s earliest rocks.
James Hutton is often called the father of modern geology.
Do anthropology and science disprove the Bible, or is it possible that Ussher and others have misinterpreted the Bible?
Below, we will look at the possibility that Ussher misinterpreted the Bible.
In 1956, American geologist Clair Patterson used uranium-lead dating of the Canyon Diablo meteorite, shown here, to calculate that it was 4.6 billion years old.
The meteorite is a fragment of an asteroid that hit modern-day Arizona about 500,000 years ago.