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If you go on to read the next verse it says: "The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights." So, it was referring to rain.
originally posted by: Titen-Sxull
a reply to: FearYourMind
The Bible says the Earth has pillars. It says the Earth has a foundation.
The Bible says the Earth has four winds.
The Bible says the Earth has a FIRMAMENT, that is a solid dome placed over it where the sun, stars and the moon are. Genesis also claims that the moon is a lesser light to rule the night but the moon HAS NO LIGHT of its own and is merely reflecting the sun's light. The Bible also says that STARS can FALL from the sky and will in the end times. All that water that came in the Flood was believed to have come from above the dome because that's where the Biblical authors thought rain came from, as water from above the firmament seeping through windows in "Heaven" (Genesis 7:11)
Edit to Add: Yes, the heavens, and the air, and the sky, and Heaven (as in God's dwelling) often use the SAME HEBREW WORD. God resided somewhere above the dome, somewhere in the sky. They were seriously THAT ignorant of reality!
Also found in the Bible is the ancient belief that the heart and kidneys were where thoughts and feelings were stored, not the brain. The brain doesn't actually make an appearance in the Bible because its authors had no idea it was involved in the thought process. There's a great series about how prevalent this belief was both in the Bible and the ancient world.
There's also a great article on Patheos that talks about the so-called "scientific knowledge" contained in the Bible.
The Pillars of the Earth
I thought the recorded account of the flood was that the water came out of the earth.
originally posted by: FearYourMind
originally posted by: noonebutme
a reply to: andy06shake
Hey man - their words, not mine!
Hell, as far as I'm concerned it's a hollow earth filled with Reptillians while the moon is made of green cheese.
That all seems more plausible than a burning bush and a guy with a boat and 2 of every animal...
Reptilians are what people consider aliens. The fallen angels are capable of shape shifting into any form, but God turned them into hideous reptilian creatures as their real identity, hence why the snake is always considered evil.