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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ussher, James 1581-1656. Irish prelate and scholar who devised a scheme of biblical chronology that placed the Creation in the year 4004 B.C.

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

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