When Was Creation?
The creation beliefs of different cultures put the creation of the world at different dates. Many historical calendars were based on these dates. The Maya Long Count dates the creation of world of human beings to August 11, 3114 BCE (proleptic Gregorian calendar) or Monday, September 6, 3114 BCE (Julian calendar). In the English-speaking world, one of the well-known estimates in modern times is that of Archbishop James Ussher (1581-1656), who proposed date of Sunday, October 23, 4004 BCE. The majority of the classical Rabbis hold that the earth was created around 6,000 years ago.