My DH had never heard of the "Young Earth" belief til the other day. Now, mind you, my DH is Christian. We were watching a documentary about Dinosaurs and Dragons and the entire second half was them trying to prove the young earth thing. SO my DH wanted to know where the 6000 year date comes from? I said it was a biblical belief that the OT took place over 4000 years and that there have been 2000 since Jesus... But he wants to know more about where the 4000 year idea from the OT comes from. He said it doesn't make sense - which I agree. But being I'm not Christian this is not a belief I understand to well... So could someone explain to me (so I can then explain to him) where the idea of 6000 years came from... Where is the "proof" for this?
Go to this link from Judaism 101 and scroll down to Numbering of Jewish years, it might explain it a bit.
Answer by Mamaie at 4:11 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
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I don't agree with the theory either, but the 6k years has been around for a while.
• James Ussher (1581–1656) was Archbishop of Armagh, the highest position in the Irish Anglican Church, a product of the Reformation in England. ...According to his calculations in the early 1600s, the Earth is really only about 6,000 years old. Usher, a great scholar, knew when Nebuchadnezzar lived, and he worked his way backwards through the genealogies and came up with a creation date of 4004 BC. Evolutionist Stephen J. Gould stated that if Bishop Usher was right about the Bible being true, then the date would be correct.
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