In their usual breathless marketing style, the Worldnutdaily is offering a new version of Bishop James Ussher’s classic Annals of the World. The front page of WND declares:
And yes, the emphasis and the scare quotes are in the original. They further declare:
Considered not only a literary classic, but also an accurate reference, “The Annals of the World” was so highly regarded for its preciseness that the timeline from it was included in the margins of many King James Version Bibles throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
There’s just one tiny little problem with this – it’s completely false. Ussher’s “timeline” begins with the creation of the world 6009 years ago, in 4004 BC. But the world is of course far older than that and even when it comes to recorded human history, we have records that predate the alleged creation event. Apparently, this is what passes for an “accurate reference” at the Worldnutdaily.