Is the earth 4.5 billion years old, as claimed by the scientists?
Modern geologists and geophysicists consider the age of the Earth to be around 4.54 billion years.This age has been determined by radiometric age dating of meteorite material and is consistent with the ages of the oldest-known terrestrial and lunar samples.
Today's accepted age of Earth of 4.55 billion years was determined by C.C. Patterson using uranium-lead isotope dating (specifically lead-lead dating) on several meteorites including the Canyon Diablo meteorite and published in 1956.
Or is it just over 6000 years old as claimed by the Christian bishop James Ussher in 1654?
Bishop Ussher's history of the Earth.
Ussher's chronology provides the following dates for key events in the Biblical history of the world:
* 4004 BC - Creation
* 2348 BC - Noah's Flood
* 1921 BC - God's call to Abraham
* 1491 BC - The Exodus from Egypt
* 1012 BC - Founding of the Temple in Jerusalem
* 586 BC - Destruction of Jerusalem by Babylon and the beginning of the Babylonian Captivity
* 4 BC - Birth of Jesus
The world: Born in 4004 BC. Ushers 'theory'? or fact?