2 Samuel 22:16

From Reconciling understandings of Scripture and Science
Jump to navigationJump to search

BibleOld Testament2 Samuel

Then the channels of the sea were seen,

the foundations of the world were laid bare

at the rebuke of the Lord,

at the blast of the breath of his nostrils. (NRSV)

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.


← prev. . . . references to geocentrism . . . next →