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We will be modifying the timeline as time goes on; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all Urantia Book dated events but does provide information for many of its significant dates. Each date is linked directly to the specific place in The Urantia Book where it was mentioned, so that you can see in what context the date was used. It also has links to other articles of interest on other websites. It also has mouse-over information if there are dating discrepancies with current science.
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Extract from the TimeLine:
– Ancient History –
987,000,000,000 B.C. – Andronover – An associate force organizer reports to the Ancients of Days that space conditions are favorable for the initiation of materialization phenomena in a sector of the easterly segment of the Superuniverse of Orvonton – (The Urantia Book,57:1.3 )
900,000,000,000 B.C. – A permit is issued by the Uversa Council of Equilibrium to the superuniverse government authorizing the dispatch of a force organizer and staff to the region previously designated to execute the mandate of the Ancients of Days calling for the organization of a new material creation – (The Urantia Book,57:1.4 )
875,000,000,000 B.C. – The Andronover nebula is duly initiated – (The Urantia Book,57:1.6 )
800,000,000,000 B.C. – The Andronover creation is well established as one of the magnificent primary nebulae of Orvonton – (The Urantia Book,57:2.2 )
700,000,000,000 B.C. – The Andronover system assumes gigantic proportions. All of the material assigned to the subsequent creations is held within the confines of this gigantic space wheel – (The Urantia Book,57:2.3 )
600,000,000,000 B.C. – The height of the Andronover energy-mobilization period is attained – (The Urantia Book,57:2.4 )
500,000,000,000 B.C. – The first Andronover sun is born (UB57:3.6 )
400,000,000,000 B.C. – The Michael and local universe Mother Spirit of Nebadon select the disintegrating Andronover nebula as the site of their adventure in universe building. – (The Urantia Book,119:0.7; 57:3.8 )
400,000,000,000 B.C. – Many of the near-by and smaller suns are recaptured as a result of the gradual enlargement and further condensation of the nucleus – (The Urantia Book,57:3.7 )
399,999,000,000 – 5,000,000,000 B.C. – The architectural worlds of Salvington and the 100 constellation headquarters groups of planets, the local system headquarters planets, are constructed – (The Urantia Book,57:3.8 )
300,000,000,000 B.C. – The Andronover nebular system is passing through a transient period of relative physical stability. The staff of Michael of Nebadon arrive on Salvington and the Uversa government of Orvonton recognizes the local universe of Nebadon – (The Urantia Book,57:3.9 )
200,000,000,000 B.C. – A time of contraction and condensation in the Andronover nuclear mass. Some planets revolving around the newborn suns have cooled sufficiently to be suitable for life implantation. The oldest inhabited planets of Nebadon date from these times. The completed universe mechanism of Nebadon first begins to function; Michael’s creation is registered on Uversa as a universe of inhabitation – (The Urantia Book,57:3.10; 57:3.11 )
75,000,000,000 B.C. – The Andronover nebula has attained the height of its sun-family stage. The majority of these suns have since developed extensive systems of planets, satellites, dark islands, comets, meteors, and cosmic dust clouds – (The Urantia Book,57:4.2 )
50,000,000,000 B.C. – The first period of sun dispersion in the Andronovre nebula is completed, giving origin to 876,926 sun systems – (The Urantia Book,57:4.3 )
7,000,000,000 B.C. – The height of the Andronover terminal breakup, the period of the birth of the larger terminal suns and the apex of the local physical disturbances. The Milky Way galaxy is composed of vast numbers of former spiral and other nebulae, and many still retain their original configuration. But as the result of internal catastrophes and external attraction, many are so distorted and rearranged that these enormous aggregations appear as gigantic luminous masses of blazing suns, like the Magellanic Cloud. – (The Urantia Book,15:4.8; 57:4.7 )
6,000,000,000 B.C. – The birth of Sol, our Sun, the 56th from the last of the Andronover second solar family. The total number of suns and sun systems having origin in the Andronover nebula is 1,013,628. The number of the solar system sun is 1.013,572. Our Sun will shine for more than 25,000,000,000 billion years. – (The Urantia Book,57:4.8; 41:9.5 )[Date Discrepancy]
5,000,000,000 B.C. – The Sun is a comparatively isolated blazing orb, having gathered to itself most of the near-by circulating matter of space – (The Urantia Book,57:5.1 )
4,500,000,000 B.C. – The enormous Angona system begins its approach to the neighborhood of our solitary Sun, which, in conjunction with one of its periodic internal convulsions, experiences a partial disruption; from opposite sides and simultaneously, enormous volumes of matter are disgorged. From the Angona side there is drawn out a vast column of solar gases, rather pointed at both ends and markedly bulging at the center, which become permanently detached from the Sun’s immediate gravity control – (The Urantia Book,57:5.4-6 )
4,495,000,000 B.C. – The Sun continues to pour forth diminishing volumes of matter – (The Urantia Book,57:6.1 )
4,000,000,000 B.C. – The Jupiter and Saturn systems are organized much as observed today except for their moons, which continue to increase in size for several billion years. All of the planets and satellites of the solar system continue to grow as the result of continued meteoric captures – (The Urantia Book,57:6.6 )
3,500,000,000 B.C. – The cores of most of the moons are intact, though some of the smaller satellites later unite to make the present-day larger moons. This age may be regarded as the era of planetary assembly – (The Urantia Book,57:6.7 )
3,000,000,000 B.C. – The solar system is functioning much as it does today. Its members continue to grow in size as meteors continued to pour in upon the planets and their satellites at a prodigious rate. The solar system is placed on the physical registry of Nebadon and given its name, Monmatia – (The Urantia Book,57:6.8-9)
2,500,000,000 B.C. – Earth (Urantia) is a well-developed sphere about one tenth its present mass and is still growing rapidly by meteoric accretion – (The Urantia Book,57:6.10 )
1,500,000,000 B.C. – Earth is two thirds its present size, while Luna, the moon is nearing its present mass. Earth’s rapid gain over the moon in size enables it to begin the slow robbery of what little atmosphere the moon originally had – (The Urantia Book,57:7.4 )
1,500,000,000 B.C. – Precipitation of rain on the hot rocky surface begins. For thousands of years Urantia is enveloped in one vast and continuous blanket of steam. – (The Urantia Book,57:7.7 )
1,000,000,000 – 550,000,000 B.C. – The first major planetary era, the prelife era, extends over this initial 450,000,000 years period, defined as the Archeozoic era – (The Urantia Book,59:0.1 )
1,000,000,000 B.C. – 30 A.D. – It required almost one billion years to complete the bestowal career of Michael and to effect the final establishment of his supreme authority in the universe of his own creation. The bestowals of Michael as a Melchizedek Son, then as a Lanonandek Son, and next as a Material Son are all equally mysterious and beyond explanation. In each instance he appeared suddenly and as a fully developed individual of the bestowal group – (The Urantia Book,119:8.2; 119:3.6 )
1,000,000,000 B.C. – Michael makes ready for his first bestowal mission,announcing that his elder brother, Immanuel, will assume authority in Nebadon while he (Michael) will be absent on an unexplained mission. Three days after his disappearance a communication from the Melchizedek sphere registers the appearance at noon of an unusual Melchizedek Son. He is gone for 20 years of standard time before reappearing on Salvington – (The Urantia Book,119:0.7; 119:1.1 )
1,000,000,000 B.C. – The beginning of Urantia history. The planet has attained approximately its present size. And about this time it is placed upon the physical registries of Nebadon and given its name, Urantia. Urantia is assigned to the system of Satania for planetary administration and placed on the life registry of Norlatiadek – (The Urantia Book,57:8.1; 57:8.6 )
950,000,000 B.C. – There is one great continent of land and one large body of water, the Pacific Ocean. Volcanoes are still widespread and earthquakes are both frequent and severe. Meteors continue to bombard the earth. The atmosphere is clearing up, but with a large amount of carbon dioxide. The earth’s crust is gradually stabilizing – (The Urantia Book,57:8.5 )
900,000,000 B.C. – The arrival of the first Satania scouting party sent out from Jerusem to examine Urantia to report on its adaptation for a life-experiment world – (The Urantia Book,57:8.7 )
900,000,000 B.C. – Nowhere on the surface of the world will there be found more of the modified remnants of these ancient preocean rocks than in northeastern Canada around Hudson Bay – (The Urantia Book,57:8.12 )[Date Discrepancy]
850,000,000 B.C. – Stabilization of the earth’s crust begins. Most of the heavier metals have settled down toward the center of the globe; the cooling crust has ceased to cave in on such an extensive scale as in former ages –
Continue @ (The Urantia Book,57:8.16 )