We have determined that this verse says exactly what most science books say. The primordial earth had an expanse (firmament), water above the firmament and below the firmament. We find out within the next verse that the land was below the waters under the firmament.
As discussed earlier, the firmament can be translated poetically as a solid dome. I don't want to make fun of those who ridicule those of us that believe in the literal interpretation of G-ds Word. However, the fact that they make fun of this "solid dome" idea reveals either their ignorance, inability to perform a simple research or desire to refute anything that supports the idea of a creator. Otherwise, it shows how deeply devoted they are to their god, the god of this world, Satan.
All they have to do is simply look at a Hebrew dictionary and find the word, raw-kee'-ah and it's definition. Yes, again it could be poetically translated as a solid dome. However, poetically is a great way of saying that the firmament is like something, let's say a solid dome. For the naysayers that don't understand or refuse to understand, this means it's like a solid dome, but not a real solid dome.
Wow.....once again, (dripping with sarcasm) that's what the science books say. Look what happens when anything attempts to enter our atmosphere, firmament. It burns up.
"For billions of years, our atmosphere has been:
A shield against bombarding meteorites
A shade against destructive ultraviolet radiation
A blanket against the cold"
It protects us like a shield from dangerous rays.
"The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing (taking) ultraviolet radiation from the sun, and balancing the temperature on earth between day and night.The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing (taking) ultraviolet radiation from the sun, and balancing the temperature on earth between day and night. "
Last but not least, the firmament, translated as expanse goes from our land and water up through the waters and extends or expands through all of creation, making up the universe. I'm not kidding, look it up. That's exactly what the word means. Once again, and what a good note to end on, that's what the science books say. The universe expands and continues to expand today. As a matter of fact, science tells us that the universe consists of three spatial dimensions and an additional seven dimensions rolled up like a garden hose. That's what the bible says in Isaiah 34:4.
"...the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll"
Thanks science, you are proving the Word of G-d on a daily basis. By the way, look what G-d decided to name this expansion, HEAVENS. It you didn't notice that's heavens with an "s" meaning multiple levels. That's important to remember the further we get into the creation account.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Genesis 1:6-8 Let There Be A Firmament, Part Three
Posted by No Doubt at 9:16 PM