If one is to take the scriptures at face value, without the preconceived notions of a spinning, spherical earth that orbits the sun, one would
conclude that the scriptures tell of a Geocentric Flat enclosed earth.
In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.
And the earth came to be formless and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Ruach of Elohim was moving on the face of the
(v.5 - states it happened on the first day, day ONE)
And Elohim said, "Let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and appointed
times, and for days and years,
and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth." And it came to be so.
And Elohim made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, and the stars.
And Elohim set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And Elohim saw that it was good.
And there came to be an evening and there came to be morning, THE FOURTH DAY. (emphasis mine)
For on the first day He created the heavens which are above and the earth and the waters and all the spirits which serve before Him.
And on the fourth day He created the sun and the moon and the stars,
Not entirely sure how earth is expected to orbit that which was created AFTER it was.....!
THE MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY OF THE SUN AND THE MOON
The most important biblical quote supporting a geocentric earth can be found in the book of Joshua.
Then Yehoshua spoke to יהוה in the day when יהוה gave the Amorites over to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and he said before the eyes of
Yisra’ĕl, “Sun, stand still over Gib'on; and moon, in the Valley of Ayalon.”
So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Yashar? Thus the
sun stopped in the midst of the heavens, and did not hasten to go down for an entire day.
It is further supported in Yasher:
And when they were smiting, the day was declining toward evening, and Joshua said in the sight of all the people, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon,
and thou moon in the valley of Ajalon, until the nation shall have revenged itself upon its enemies.
And Elohim hearkened to the voice of Joshua, and the sun stood still in the midst of the heavens, and it stood still six and thirty moments, and the
moon also stood still and hastened not to go down a whole day.
The sun and moon stood still in heaven, and thou didst stand in thy wrath against our oppressors and didst command thy judgments over them.
The miracle of Joshua appears again as a reference in the book of Habakkuk.
Sun, moon shall stand still in their places. Like light Your arrows fly, Like lightning is Your glittering spear.
The evidence in support of a geocentric model is overwhelming here. Joshua commanded the sun to stand still. He did not order the earth to cease
rotating nor did he qualify his statement with the divine knowledge that the sun was merely made to appear stationary. The sun was commanded to stand
still because it is the sun that moves.
Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He set up a tent for the sun,
And it is like a bridegroom coming out of his room, It rejoices like a strong man to run the path.
Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end; And naught is hidden from its heat.
These are just a few verses telling us of a flat stationary earth.
More verses here.
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