When Time Became Regular and Universal, It Changed History

Once local and irregular, time-keeping became universal and linear in 311 BCE. History would never be the same again.

From beginning to end; ‘The Great Day of His Wrath’ (1851–3) by John Martin. Works of end-time prediction did not appear until the Seleucid era. Image: Tate Britain, London/Wikimedia Commons

By Paul J. Kosmin

What year is it? It’s 2019, obviously. An easy question. Last year was 2018. Next year will be 2020. We are confident that a…

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