Anne Coulter sends me emails now and then (she doesn’t know who I am … don’t tell her) so I get the inside anorexia, I mean, the inside skinny on some of the moves the hard right wing are making now and then. Astonishingly, very little of this is ever of any interest. But the latest tidbit is somewhat interesting. The righties are creaming in their jeans about the republication (which actually happened last year) of Sebastian Adams’ “time line of history.”
This document from the 1870s is historically interesting because it is one of the early “time lines” and it does reflect what some (… some…) people thought at the time of human history. It begins with Adam and Eve back around 4004 BC, following Ussher’s chronology.
Obviously the document is outdated as an actual historical time line but is a quaint and interesting historic document. Or is it?
No, actually, this is a history book recommended for the Christian Home School setting. From one web site that sells it:
A vintage reproduction of this illustrated time line of earth history. The foldout chart features detailed, full-color drawings of various stages of history, from Adam and Eve to the late 19th century, with handwritten commentary throughout. Perfect for homeschool settings or Sunday school walls, it includes the descriptive booklet that was originally published with the chart in 1871. Follows James Ussher’s time line from The Annals of the World.
This is what Christian home schoolers use for their history textbook.
Here’s what it looks like:
Adam’s Chart of History: A Chronology of Ancient, Modern, and Biblical History-Timeline