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Doctor X wrote:Those are not the only passages.
Just remembered something I read a very long time ago: Cosmas. Much later, of course. From the shreds of memory, his worldview was of an angular flat earth, the sky a kind of half-cylinder atop some walls (?!?), and night falling when the sun got behind a gigantic mountain.
Quick googling diden't bring up much in that direction; I'll try to locate the book, buried somewhere…
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There is this flat-Earth model made just prior to the turn of the last century:

http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/0 ... 1308856051

you can find larger pictures and see the biblical passages quoted.

Searching for that coughed up this:
Most of you have been unable to avoid the flat-earth kerfuffle on the day-time talk show The View.

On a recent episode one of the hosts, Sherri Shepherd, said she doesn’t believe the theory of evolution. Whoopi Goldberg, also a host, asked Shepherd “Is the world flat?”

Shepherd’s response was “…I Don’t know. I… I never thought about it, Whoopi. Is the world flat? I never thought about it.”

Making Maps
there be linkypoos in the Japanese original linkypoo. Give him credit for recognizing that circles are actually flat. His model, of course, will not solve the problems of observation.

This:

http://www.testingtheglobe.com/images/H ... tEarth.jpg

is a good representation of the "biblical Earth" per the P Creation Myth and Flood Myth.

--J.D.
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From the picture I gather that, quite evidently, sheol = oil. That's why the Arabs have it. :twisted:
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"Moshe . . . what with forty years . . . you couldn't make us wander a bit more west?"

--J.D.
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I assume the desert they wandered in for 40 years was the Sinai, right? It took them 40 years to walk from Egypt to Israel? I mean how hard can it be? Just keep the Mediterranean to your left and follow the coast.
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Anaxagoras wrote:I assume the desert they wandered in for 40 years was the Sinai, right? It took them 40 years to walk from Egypt to Israel? I mean how hard can it be? Just keep the Mediterranean to your left and follow the coast.
". . . as the Bible speaks about six hundred thousand Israelites plus their households, easily more than three million persons. . . . Needless to say, any person who has only once visited the Sinai Peninsula will know that this almost moonlike territory could hardly provide food for more than a small number of persons, nothing in the vicinity of the millions presupposed by the biblical authority." Furthermore, as earlier scholars have noticed, the at least three million people as required by the text would, ". . . have filled up the whole peninsula, and even if the Israelites marched in broad columns would have meant that the advance guard was well into Syria before the rear guard had left Egypt."1

--J. "It is My Pleasure!" D.

Evidences:

Lemche NP. The Israelites in History and Tradition. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998.