James Ussher

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Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)

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Similarly, the attempts by Archbishop Ussher and Isaac Newton to establish and harmonize biblical chronology continue to fascinate, as do the problems of quantification (fixing the census of Israelites who crossed the Red Sea with Moses persists as a controversy) and those, such as the Hutchinsonians, who analyzed the Bible as an ingenious cryptogram.
The second five essays are on 'superstition, tradition and the other world' and are concerned with Archbishop Ussher as a prophet; John Knox; astrology and eschatology during France's wars of religion; the writings of Protestant demonologists; and the debate over ghosts in England from 1558 to 1625.
Samuel Ward also mentioned the event in a letter to Archbishop Ussher in County Armagh, Ireland.
Thus, his survey of the Scots and Cromwellian settlements is rounded out by short essays on Archbishop Ussher and the Earl of Roscommon, both of whom 'found security amid Irish uncertainties in a comprehensive European vision'.
In the middle of the seventeenth century, both the Irish Calvinist Archbishop Ussher and the liberal Anglican circle formed at Great Tew discovered in Hooker grounds for a moderate, comprehensive Church of England.