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comment Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
On Job 26:7 -- Strong's Concordance states: "b@liymah bel-ee-mah' -- nothing whatever:--nothing". Contrast with translation of the "north" as "the empty place" is "to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; figuratively, a worthless thing; adverbially, in vain:--confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness", I believe the North and the Earth are not similar. Two different words are used, with the Earth hanging on 'nothing, nothing whatsoever'. In my opinion, the north is a wilderness/desert of ice, and the Earth 'hangs' in space.
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accepted Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
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comment Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
Commentary only: Clearly God created the Earth ultimately as round, meaning a 3D ball. I am not sure why He did not more clearly inspire the Bible writers to state it, though I believe His reasoning is He values faith more so than gold (1 Peter 1:7), and He tests faith throughout the Bible (faith is listed 230 times). Finally, He requires faith before He will reveal Himself to a human being. Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him.
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comment Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
Ok, guideline is minimize 'thanks'... but THANKS. Really love Genesis 1.6-8 "pounding" into shape, as God simplifies intensely complex creation topics throughout the Bible by ease of understanding by how he designed us as well; to design, shape and build. There are a number of verses describing God ("work" and "working" -- ergon er'-gon -- to labor, toil, effort, act). I particularly like Job 33:6; Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
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awarded  Student
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answered How much older than Shem was his father Noah?
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comment Why is Satan, clearly a living being (fallen angel) who spoke to God and Jesus, called “the satan”?
I now understand "the satan" = "the accuser". Could be 'the defendant" though not giving a name. What about Lucifer, the Devil? What I mean is, when do we shift from labels to what we term names? Moses = Moses, to us, and we don't call him "drawn from the water"... I suppose I am answering my own question; in our culture Satan, the Devil, and Lucifer all typically refer to a fallen angelic being, or at least it used to...
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accepted Why is Satan, clearly a living being (fallen angel) who spoke to God and Jesus, called “the satan”?
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asked Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
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answered Why is Joseph taken to prison, and yet still seems to be with Potiphar?
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asked Why is Satan, clearly a living being (fallen angel) who spoke to God and Jesus, called “the satan”?