Anno Mundi

Anno Mundi

_la. Anno Mundi (Latin: "in the year of the world") abbreviated as AM or A.M., refers to a Calendar era counting from the Biblical creation of the world.

Jewish computation

Years in the Hebrew calendar are counted from the Creation year. The system in use today was adopted sometime before 3925 AM (165 CE), and based on the calculation in the Seder Olam Rabbah of Rabbi Yose Ben Halafta in about 160 CE. [p.107, Kantor] By his calculation first humans were created in the year 3761 BCE. [Genesis 2:7] The Jewish year spanning 2008–2009 CE, after Rosh Hashanah, is 5769 AM in the Hebrew calendar.

Other computations

AM was also used by early Christian chronographers. The medieval historian Bede dated creation to 18 March 3952 BCE. The Chronicon of Eusebius and Jerome dated creation to the year of 5199 BCE. [ [ "The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman"] by Andrew Galloway page 69] [ [ Fourth Century] (see "327 Eusebius of Caesarea")] Earlier editions of the Roman Martyrology for Christmas Day used this date, [CathEncy| wstitle=Biblical Chronology | last=Howlett | first=J.A.] as did the Irish Annals of the Four Masters. [ [ from 5194 A.M. in the Annals at CELT] — University College Cork's "Corpus of Electronic Texts" project has the full text of the annals online, both in the original Irish and in O'Donovan's translation]

The Etos Kosmou is the corresponding concept in the Byzantine calendar, which dates creation to 1 September 5509 BCE.

James Ussher (1654) dated creation to 23 October 4004 BCE according to the Julian Calendar, which in the Gregorian Calendar would be 21 September 4004 BCE.

Related to this is the Freemasonry's Anno Lucis, which adds 4000 years to the CE date. [cite web | url= | title = What is the Masonic Calendar? | author = | accessdate=2006-07-06 | publisher = Library and Museum Charitable Trust of the United Grand Lodge of England]



*Mattis, Kantor, "The Jewish time line encyclopedia": a year-by-year history from Creation to present, Jason Aronson Inc., Northvale, N.J., 1992

ee also

*Chronology of the Bible
*Dating creation

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