1 Samuel 2:8

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BibleOld Testament1 Samuel

He raises up the poor from the dust;
     he lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes
     and inherit a seat of honor.
For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s,
     and on them he has set the world.

The solid foundations of the Earth mentioned in this passage illustrate the geocentric language of the Bible, which assumes that the sun and moon move around the earth. This is contrary to the heliocentric model accepted by modern science: the Bible is using Phenomenological Language here. See Theistic Heliocentrism for the comparison between Heliocentrism and Evolution.


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