Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Lightfoot, John, Dr

Hebraist, chronologist. Master of St. Catharine’s college and vice-chancellor of Cambridge University. Pinpointed the Creation of Genesis by the Holy Trinity at nine o’clock in the morning of 23 October, 4004 BC, (23 October was the beginning of the university term at Cambridge). From 1701 this date began to be printed in the Authorized Version of the bible.

Cf. Ussher.

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