The Ussher chronology is a 17th-century chronology of the history of the world formulated from a literal reading of the Old Testament by James Ussher, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. The chronology is sometimes associated with young Earth creationism, which holds that the Universe was created only a few . Bible Timeline Dates based on King James Authorized. For a short Bible history and links to more information, click on each Bible person or event. For a printable Biblical Timeline chart showing more detail and Biblical events in parallel, click on the headings. rows · Timeline based on traditionally accepted timeframes and general .