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    Fair dinkum thinkum bilby's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowy Man View Post
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    We're also described as under a solid sky, not within a solid shell.
    Earth's creation is described as spreading earth over the top of The Waters Below, like a mud pie, not balled up as a sphere....
    A related thing is this verse involving a "tent":

    Isaiah 40:22
    He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

    If the earth is a ball, the throne would only be "above" some of the earth - to some people the throne would be to the side, and to others it would be below them. If they were grasshoppers on a flat earth, God would be able to see them, but on a ball some would be hidden by the earth. A tent could exist above a flat earth, but not really around a ball.
    Yes. It’s as plain as the English it was written in.
    Pretty much. The English it was written in is very similar to modern English.

    Quote Originally Posted by King James Version
    It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
    Everything that pre-dated that version is irrelevant to the modern YECs, who almost always consider the KJV to be definitive. And as it was "based on" earlier works, rather than being a new translation of a particular work, and was extensively rewritten to accommodate one and six Jimmy in his efforts to unify the English and Scottish churches, literalism before the KJV isn't practical, not least because it's hugely difficult to decide which books should be included or excluded.

    Jimmy's attempts to balance the English and Scottish churches and their very different forms of protestantism were heroic, but ultimately doomed; The whole lot fell apart thirty years later with the Bishops Wars, ultimately leading to Scottish covanenter support for parliament against the king in the subsequent civil wars, and the beheading of Jimmy's heir, Charlie. But his lasting legacy is his compromise Bible, written for purely political reasons by a gay Scotsman trying to anglicise his estranged home nation, and now considered the inerrant word of God by a bunch of upstart colonial rebels.

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    Mazzie Daius fromderinside's Avatar
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    ... yes bilby. KJV sooo readable that someone had to make an effort to make it so. Definitely not a divinely inspired one though since doing so would have removed most of local politics from it. English flocked to religion after KJV came out. French and Italian versions were so darn dry. Boring actually.

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