FLAT EARTH in BIBLE (ver 3.11) --------------------- by Mr. Kari A. Tikkanen (Verses according to King James version ) These verses show that according to Bible earth is more disc than globe. For us it is clearly globe but remark that on those ancient times earth was generally considered to be flat. It looked flat to the horizon. China, India Mexico, Japan etc were unknown on that times. Think objectively. Which model would choose if you had to decide it using ONLY Bible as your information source ? The verses were collected by me. Conclusions "-->" made by me. Psalms 93:1 "the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved." Psalms 99:1."let the people tremble:he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved." 1.Chronicles 16:30 "Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved." Psalms 104:5 "Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever." Psalms 96:10 "the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved:" --> foundations, motionless stable earth except during earthquake when He tremles earth and frightens people on it. Psalms 18:15 "Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundationsof the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils." Psalms 19:4 "Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun," Psalms 104:2"..who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:" Psalms 104:6"Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains." Psalms 104:7"At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away". Psalms 104:8"They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them." Psalms 104:9"Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth." Job 9:6 "Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and thepillars thereof tremble." Job 26:11 "The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof." --> model which reminds those cottages (on flood countries) that foundated on tree pillars. They thought that earth and dome of sky is founded on pillars. (Those "pillars" and "foundations" can be seen sometimes ahead or beside sun when ice crystal clouds are near sun) Psalms 89:12 "as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them". Psalms 102:26 "Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands." Psalms 24:2"For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods". Psalms 136:6 "To him that stretched out the earth above the waters:" Job 37:12 "that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth." Job 37:18 "Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass ?" --> flat earth, dome-like sky. This is in fact often picture of one man's view in popular astronomy books. Dome-like sky is well known psychological visual illusion which sometimes disturbs laymans observations : stars appear higher than in reality. Job 26:7 "and hangeth the earth upon nothing". Job 38:4 "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?" Job 38:5 "Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?" -->Line upon disc of earth He woulds have streched AROUND not UPON if earth would be a ball. Job 38:6 "Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;" Job 38:13 "That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?" -->"ends" "shaken" is much easier to imagine for flat disc than for round globe. Psalms 19:5 "Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world." Proverbs 8:29 "When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:" Jer. 5:22 "..joka olen pannut hiekan meren rajaksi, ikuiseksi määrääjäksi, jonka ylitse se ei pääse.." Jeremiah 5:22 "which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it:" Proverbs 30:4 "who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth?" Isaiah 40:22 "It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in." Isaiah 42:5 "..created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth," Isaiah 44:24 "..stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;" --> clearly stretched "circle" of earth and sitting HIGH UPON it. Daniel 4:10 "I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great." Daniel 4:11 "he tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:" Matthew 4:8 "Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;"
--> even from extreme hights you can see at most half of the globe, but kingdoms were on different sites of earth and those cannot see from tops of any tree or mountain. Only on flat disc this is possible. --> model of flat earth. Joshua 10:12 "..Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon." Joshua 10:13 "..So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day." Ecclesiastes 1:5"The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose." Psalms 19:4 "..to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun," Psalms 19:5 "Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race." Psalms 19:6 "His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it:.." Job 9:7 "Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not;.." --> sun orbits earth, but earth is not orbiting. He commands sun not to rotate. But He never denies earth not to rotate. (denial of Copernicus and Galilei were based on these verses) In finnish translation of 1992 of Bible Proverbs 8:31 is translated "disc of earth was like my toy, children of mankind were my joy." There are many sceptics now as I can guess.. But Think! -What would be pillars of globe? -Why He didn't deny earth to rotate but sun ? -Why churches were last to accept round, moving earth ? -What would be more LOGICAL and ALL these verses comprehending explanation than flat earth ? -hebrew "hug" translation ->"globe" doesn't help. It is only one possible extension interpretation for few verses. It does not help you at all to explain all those verses above. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Remark: This article if for those literal fundamentalists who has not believed my claims that astronomical view of earth in Bible was flat. For lutheran church and many theologians this is a fact. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ (C) K.A.T. Noc 2004 (last modified) Text can be copied freely.