Where in the Bible does it say the Earth is flat?
- jon pikeLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
It doesn't because it isn't.
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
Nowhere, of course.
- BelievethLv 51 month ago
The Bible does not state that the earth is flat, rather it states the earth is round like a circle.
Isaiah 40:22 “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:”
- TeeMLv 71 month ago
You can misquote some verses and make it sound as if it was, but this doesn't prove the point, it only shows a desperation on why someone doesn't want to believe in God or to serve Him.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month ago
The Bible does not say anywhere that our planet is a flat planet. Aristotle presented evidence for a spherical Earth in 330 BC, observing that southbound travellers see southern stars rising higher above the horizon. He also pointed out that the shadow of Earth on the Moon is always circular, and that only a spherical Earth could cast a circular shadow at all lunar phases. In 240 BC, Eratosthenes even calculated the Earth’s spherical circumference. In his treatise The reckoning of time, the venerable Christian, Bede (c.672 – 735) explained the varying duration of daylight in terms of ‘the roundness of the Earth’, and continues, ‘for not without reason is it called “the orb of the world” on the pages of Holy Scripture and of ordinary literature. It is, in fact, set like a sphere in the middle of the whole universe. For truly it is an orb placed in the centre of the universe; in its width it is like a circle, and not circular like a shield but rather like a ball, and it extends from its centre with perfect roundness on all sides.’ Anything Bede wrote was required reading for priests of his day.
It is true that mediaeval scholars allegedly reverted to flat-Earth beliefs, but Jeffrey Russell (professor of history at University of California, Santa Barbara) argues in his book 'Inventing The Flat Earth: Columbus and modern historians', that the flat-Earth theory is little more than a fable used to denigrate pre-modern European civilization.
There are a tiny number of people today claiming the Bible speaks of a flat Earth, but to arrive at that conclusion they have to interpret a handful of verses as meaning that, when they actual verses do not mean that at all.
- HernandoLv 61 month ago
In several places including this:
Isaiah 11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
Only a flat earth could have corners.
- Adullah MLv 71 month ago
There is no religion in those who do not use intellect.
- 𝐸𝓂𝓂𝒶 ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗLv 41 month ago
There would be no reason to outright say that since everyone at that time believed it, but it's very implicative. Various times it says God watches over the whole world from above it, that there's a dome, that the celestial bodies are within the dome, that stars can fall from the sky, that the whole world can be viewed from a large tree, or from a mountain top, things like that that suggest the writers were not aware that the earth is round.
- The TaxpayerLv 71 month ago
- Anonymous1 month ago
It doesn't. Oh, wait. That's right. It's in Geneviticus 215:15-64.