The Bible's Claim Of A Flat Earth

Verses Describing A Flat Earth

Isaiah 40:22  It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers.

A circle is a flat, two dimensional object.  There is a Hebrew word for ball, which would have been better to use if the author new the earth was round as a sphere.

Daniel 4:10-11  Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.  The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth.

Nebuchadnezzar has a dream, where a tree grows at the "center" of the earth.  A spherical earth has no center on the surface.  He also states that the tree grew so tall, that it reached into heaven and was able to be seen to the "ends of the earth".

Job 38:13  That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

The author of Job imagines God can take the edges of the earth and shake out the wicked, like shaking dust out of a rug.

Job 11:9  The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

A spherical earth has no ends to measure its length.

Deuteronomy 14:7  Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth.

From one end of the earth, to the other end?  This verse speaks for itself.

Verses Describing A Stationary Earth

Psalms 93:1  ...the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

1 Samuel 2:8  ...for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he has set the world upon them.

Isaiah 24:18  ...for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.

1 Chronicles 16:30  Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

1999 Derrick Miller

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