Ussher, James


Ussher, James
(1581–1658)
   Archbishop and Historian.
   Ussher was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was ordained in 1601. He was appointed Professor of Divinity at Dublin in 1607; he became Bishop of Meath in 1621 and Archbishop of Armagh in 1625. After the Irish rebellion of 1641, he lived in England but he did his best to preserve the independence of the Irish Church. He is remembered, however, for his great scholarship. He was the author of many historical works, but he is chiefly known for his Annales Veteris et Novi Testamenti. The dates from this work were printed in many editions of the King James Authorised Version of the Bible.
   J.A. Carr, The Life and Times of James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (1895);
   R.B. Knox, James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (1967).

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  • Ussher, James — (d. 1656) Irish Anglican archbishop, who produced a scheme of biblical chronology, beginning with Creation [[➝ creation]] in 4004 BCE, a date long perpetuated in editions of AV …   Dictionary of the Bible

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