Isaiah 40:22 - Circle of the earth

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Fri Jul 19 20:09:04 EDT 2002


In a message dated 7/19/2002 11:57:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
jkilmon at historian.net writes:


> "And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature
> [was] as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their
> heads above. And under the firmament [were] their wings straight, the one
> toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every
> one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies. And when they went, 
> I
> heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the 
> voice
> of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they
> stood, they let down their wings And there was a voice from the firmament
> that [was] over their heads, when they stood, [and] had let down their
> wingsAnd above the firmament that [was] over their heads [was] the likeness
> of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness 
> of
> the throne [was] the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it."
> 
> In short, the "firmament" is a solid, beaten or stamped out plate that
> stretches over the "eretz" and keeps those water above it from washing away
> your new RV.
> 
> I see no "etymological fallacy" but sure am willing to listen..er...read.
> 

In a message dated 7/19/2002 11:57:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
jkilmon at historian.net writes:


> "And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature
> [was] as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their
> heads above. And under the firmament [were] their wings straight, the one
> toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every
> one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies. And when they went, 
> I
> heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the 
> voice
> of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they
> stood, they let down their wings And there was a voice from the firmament
> that [was] over their heads, when they stood, [and] had let down their
> wingsAnd above the firmament that [was] over their heads [was] the likeness
> of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness 
> of
> the throne [was] the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it."
> 
> In short, the "firmament" is a solid, beaten or stamped out plate that
> stretches over the "eretz" and keeps those water above it from washing away
> your new RV.
> 
> I see no "etymological fallacy" but sure am willing to listen..er...read.
> 

One might add that this "bowl" covering the earth had windows which a said to 
have been opened to bring about the flood.  But I thought this was common 
knowledge to all who have read Genesis whether in Hebrew, English or Swahili.
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