Flat Earth: the dome sky and the waters above, Bible verses & empirical evidence

July 8, 2016
Flat Earth

The throne of God above the dome sky

Above the dome that was over their heads was something like a throne that looked like a sapphire. On it, above it, was what appeared to be a person.

Ezekiel 1:26 (CJB)

It is he who builds his rooms in the heavens, and has founded his vault on the earth; he who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth; Yahweh is his name.

Amos 9:6 (WEB)

The dome in the middle of the water

Credits: twiggietruth
God said, “Let there be a dome in the middle of the water; let it divide the water from the water.” God made the dome and divided the water under the dome from the water above the dome; that is how it was, and God called the dome Sky. So there was evening, and there was morning, a second day.
God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let dry land appear,” and that is how it was. God called the dry land Earth, the gathering together of the water he called Seas, and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:6-10 (CJB)

The Hebrew word translated here as dome (other translations use the word firmament, expanse or vault) is

רָקִיעַ

transliterated to English as

raqiya

רָקִיעַ râqîyaʻ, raw-kee'-ah; from H7554; properly, an expanse, i.e. the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky:—firmament.

Strong's

We can see from the root word that this dome is a hard structure - as if it was hammered.

רָקַע râqaʻ, raw-kah'; a primitive root; to pound the earth (as a sign of passion); by analogy to expand (by hammering); by implication, to overlay (with thin sheets of metal):—beat, make broad, spread abroad (forth, over, out, into plates), stamp, stretch.

Strong's

The dome sky is a hard construct according to the Scriptures.

Can you, with him, spread out the sky,
which is strong as a cast metal mirror?

Job 37:18 (WEB)

So the dome cannot be the clouds as Calvin suggests:

The Copernican Revolution of the 16th century led to reconsideration of these matters. In 1554, John Calvin proposed that "firmament" be interpreted as clouds.[11] "He who would learn astronomy and other recondite arts, let him go elsewhere," wrote Calvin.[11] "As it became a theologian, [Moses] had to respect us rather than the stars," Calvin wrote. Calvin's "doctrine of accommodation" allowed Protestants to accept the findings of science without rejecting the authority of scripture.

Wikipedia

You can read more about the doctrine of accommodation in my post titled The Earth is flat and the mindset you need to see it in the Scriptures (Bible)

It is he who builds his rooms in the heavens, and has founded his vault on the earth; he who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth; Yahweh is his name.

Amos 9:6 (WEB)

The waters below and above the sky

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We read in the story of creation that the dome sky separates the water below from the water above.

God said, “Let there be a dome in the middle of the water; let it divide the water from the water.” God made the dome and divided the water under the dome from the water above the dome; that is how it was, and God called the dome Sky. So there was evening, and there was morning, a second day.
God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let dry land appear,” and that is how it was. God called the dry land Earth, the gathering together of the water he called Seas, and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:6-10 (CJB)

David also believed that there is water above the dome sky:

You covered it with the deep as with a cloak.
The waters stood above the mountains.

Psalm 104:6 (WEB)

And then the flood came...

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep were burst open, and the sky’s windows were opened.

Genesis 7:11 (WEB)

Most Christians would label this as figurative speech, but it isn't. As a child I also thought that the windows of the skies meant clouds and that the fountains of the great deep were underground water streams. But then I realized that I was taking Calvin's route of accommodation. These things are literal! Look at the image above.

The flood wasn't just an ordinary rainstorm. The waters must have been literally pouring from the waters above the dome sky through its windows. The great deep, which is the water under the earth also burst upwards to cover the Earth with water.

The Scriptures say that even the highest mountains were covered with water.

The waters rose very high on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered.

Genesis 7:19 (WEB)

I doubt that a heavy rain and some broken up underground water streams could have covered the Earth that high. It's probably impossible. The flood can only be explained with a the model of a flat Earth under a dome where there is water under the Earth and above the dome sky.

I say it again: there is water under the Earth and there is water above the dome sky.

When the flood ended two things stopped and one thing was restrained: great deep's fountains, the windows of the sky and the rain.

The deep’s fountains and the sky’s windows were also stopped, and the rain from the sky was restrained.

Genesis 8:2 (WEB)

Now, there are people who say that after the flood the waters above ceased to exist. While it's certainly a "nice theory" to defend your current worldview, it's not Scriptural. First of all, there's no mention of these waters fully pouring down to the Earth exhausting all the waters above the dome sky. Please note that if the water above the sky would have all poured down there wouldn't have been a need to stop the windows of the sky. However, this is what we read in the Scriptures, the windows had to be stopped. The only logical reason for stopping the windows of the sky is: there was still water above the sky.

If this wasn't true, how is it that David, who lived after the flood still believed in the waters above the sky?

"Praise him, you heavens of heavens,
You waters that are above the heavens."

Psalm 148:4 (WEB)

Ever wondered why the sky is blue? Air is always transparent. Water is blue. There is water above the sky. There's no space.

Peter also believed that Earth was in the mids of the water below and the water above:

The dome is like a tent

A stretched out tent.

Yahweh likens the sky (dome) to a stretched out tent.

It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in;

Isaiah 40:22 (WEB)

Tents are set up on a flat surface. How would a tent-like dome make sense on a globe Earth? On a globe Earth a tent could be only covering part of the Earth. That would mean that the skies (dome) would be only above that particular area and nowhere else. But our experience shows otherwise, because wherever you are on the Earth you can see the skies (dome) above you. If we believe that Yahweh's word is true and he stretched out the skies (dome) as a tent then we must conclude that seeing the skies above us proves that the Earth is flat.

Yahweh again testifies through Isaiah that the the sky (dome) is a structure that is stretched out:

Yahweh, your Redeemer,
and he who formed you from the womb says:
“I am Yahweh, who makes all things;
who alone stretches out the heavens;
who spreads out the earth by myself;

Isaiah 44:24 (WEB)

I’m Barnabas, a servant of Yahuah, who loves writing songs and speaking about the truth. Together with my lovely wife I run a small homestead where we raise free range organic chicken, ducks and turkey. We also have a garden where we grow seasonal vegetable. Read more