Gen 1:6-8.

Liz Fried lizfried at
Tue Aug 29 23:23:52 EDT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen C. Carlson [mailto:scarlson at]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 11:10 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: Gen 1:6-8.
> At 06:45 PM 8/29/00 -0400, Liz Fried wrote:
> >What do people who believe in the inerrancy of the
> >biblical text do with the word raqi(a in vs 1:6-8? Do
> >they think the sky is a rolled out sheet of metal
> >strong enough to hold the rain waters?
> A lot of inerrantists interpret raqi(a as "expanse,"
> but your question seems more directed to literalists
> than to inerrantists.
I'm a literalist, and it doesn't mean "expanse."
But I guess you can't be both a literalist and an


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