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“The bible was written by the same men that believed the earth was flat.” -Anonymous
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TheDreamVista Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student General Artist
No, it does NOT...
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Neutron-Quasar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
My grandma sayed to me that all this in the bible is scientifically proven! :iconfacepalmplz:
Ohhh I didn't know that is possible to split the see in two parts with a stupid stick!
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ApocaWarCry Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   General Artist
Actually, this isn't true at all.
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GhostOfAnIdiot Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Artist
How?
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ApocaWarCry Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   General Artist
It states in YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 40:22. "It is He who sits above the "circle" of the earth, and its inhabitants like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in." Of course, they wouldn't of used "circle" in the Hebrew translation, but the  "chug" meaning "circle" "round" and "compass" in the Strongs (2328)  Since "chug" also mean compass, that would define the four corners of the earth, North, South, East, and West. Not literal "four corners" like a square or rectangle.. Sure, some people also say that they could of thought the earth was a circle and flat, like a coin, but that too is false. Many times in the Scriptures it says  "The Sea and its deep" Also meaning "Its depth" So tell me, how can a flat coin like earth have depth? It can't.   Other Civilizations all knew the earth was round, like Egypt for example. If The Egyptian knew, why not the Hebrews?
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014

What the Bible teaches us about Earth:


Isaiah 40:22

Teaches us that Earth is a flat disk, like a CD or a pancake.


Psalm 93:1 + 96:10

Teaches us that Earth can't be moved, that it's immovable.


Job 38:13

Teaches us that people can be thrown off the edges of the Earth.

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ApocaWarCry Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   General Artist
Again.. repeat what I said above.
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SealyTheSeal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
It just shows us that the Bible is messed up, and not 100% true like it claims to be.
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ApocaWarCry Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   General Artist
Is that so? Tell me how?
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I know you're wrong, you don't have to tell me twice :) Also,

Job 38:14

Teaches us that Earth is flat like a wax seal on a letter


Job 9:6

Teaches us that Earth stands on pillars


So... how long will you wilfully keep remaining an ignorant, bigot, uneducated idiot? I'm just wondering...

-with love from an Agnostic 


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lanternjoe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
>implying people still believed in a flat Earth after going to the shore and seeing the horizon
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PixelCatThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Or going to a mountain top.
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xZhikkax Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The bible was written by mankind, in a time where one man was a leader and humans needed to believe in something.

But I do totally agree! ^^
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Areyouonfireyet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be fair, it's true that historically, people have generally known that the earth was spherical since well before the bible was written [link]
But on the other hand, they also knew less about the nature of the world and universe than most modern 9-years-olds do today. It's actually pretty funny and maybe a little embarrassing to see how much they clearly couldn't even begin to understand. This is not something that anyone should be drawing any instruction from.
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luckyangelproduction Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
actually no “He described a circle upon the face of the waters, until the day and night come to an end.”
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Same-side Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Writer
Not sure that's entirely accurate: [link] Just saying...
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StupidFae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Circle =/= Sphere
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Same-side Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Writer
Same difference. And yet, setting that detail aside (they may not have had a word for "sphere" back then), they were smart/enlightened enough to recognize that the earth "hangs...on nothing." The earth is suspended in space, not resting on mythical giant turtles or elephants.

They were also smart/enlightened enough to recognize that the atmosphere (heavens/firmament) is spread out over the earth "like a tent to dwell in," rather than just randomly everywhere (like in space).
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StupidFae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Sphere is a Greek word. I'm pretty sure they spoke it in some of the areas the bible was written in. Like Egypt. :u

It says he stretched out the horizon over the skies, stretched it like a tent, then marked it from the ocean. It seems like it is talking more about the sky than the atmosphere.
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Same-side Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Writer
Alexander the Great came on the scene with the spread of Hellenic influence in the mid-4th-century b.c.e.; Psalm 8 is attributed to King David, whose life bridges the 11th and 10th centuries b.c.e., about 700 years too soon.

Likewise, Isaiah was written between 739 and 686 b.c.e., about three centuries too early for much Greek influence.

The book of Job may have been written as early as 1500 b.c.e., several centuries before Alexander the Great. Granted, scholars are split on this one, some saying it could have been written as late as the 6th to 4th century b.c.e., so there is plenty of room for debate on that one. Not that I want to debate that, because neither of us (I think) are qualified for such a nuanced point of history, really.

Not sure where you're reading the word "horizon," exactly. Where do you see it?
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StupidFae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
What language were they even speaking then? Everyone I've asked told me it was originally in Greek or some shit. :u

I read through other translations, and some said "horizon" in place of some other words.
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Same-side Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   Writer
Almost the entire Tanakh (Old Testament) was written in Hebrew during the thousand-odd years of its composition, with the exception of a few chapters in the prophecies of Ezra and Daniel and one verse in Jeremiah which were written in a language called Aramaic. (This language became very popular in the ancient world and actually displaced many other languages.) Aramaic eventually became the common language spoken in Israel in the first century a.d. (Jesus' time), and some Aramaic words were even used by the Gospel writers in the New Testament, which was written in Greek.

This choice of language seems strange, since you might think it would be written in either Hebrew or Aramaic. However, Greek was the language of scholarship during the years of the composition of the New Testament from 50 to 100 a.d.

To give some context, taking a slight time warp backwards to the 4th century b.c.e., many (if not most) Jews couldn't even read Hebrew anymore, and the Hebrew texts were inaccessible to the masses. So, around that time (c. 300 b.c.e.), a translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Greek was undertaken, and the Septuagint, as it was called, was completed around a hundred years later (c. 200 b.c.e.); it quickly became accepted in the Jewish faith and was used in many synagogues.

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As far as "horizons" goes, it doesn't change to that in the passage which I was citing specifically (Isaiah 40:22); I looked through at least 12 of the different translations and paraphrases on the site, and in each, the word comes out as "heavens" or "sky."

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Sorry to be so wordy.
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StupidFae Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Oh :o

Stretching the sky across itself? :confused:

Sorry I don't have much to say :dummy:
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Gray-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe in the Man Upstairs and Jesus, and even I agree that the bible is up for debate. I believe faith is not something you can really just summarize in a book. Don't get me wrong, I respect the bible as I do all holy writings even when they aren't part of my faith, but there's so much more to belief than writings.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Very good point, and it deserves to be reapeted. The people who wrote this had no clue how the universe actually worked.
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