Psalm 24:1-2

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1 The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.


1 The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof,[a]
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.

        [a] Or and all that fills it

The Earth is founded on the seas

In the Biblical understanding, the earth was formed out of the water 2 Peter 3:2,5-13.

According to Bro Griffiths "the Bible teaches that these foundations are laid in the abysmal waters below" and simply must be read literally. See at Jeremiah 31:37.

Psalm 136:6 also portrays the earth as "above the waters" (KJV) or "on the waters" (NRSV).

Bruce (talk) 20:03, 2 May 2018 (UTC)


When "the deep engulfed" Jonah, he sank "to the base of the mountains".

See notes from J. H. Hertz and the Jewish Study Bible at Jonah 2:3-7.

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A Creation Record

The Jewish Study Bible Notes 24.1-2: God tamed the primeval waters and founded the earth upon them (Ps. 136.6); He is therefore to be acknowledged as the supreme sovereign of the world. The Temple is a microcosm of the world (cf. Genesis 2:1-3; Exod. 39.32, 42-43) and thus God's act of creation forms an appropriate introduction to this Temple liturgy.

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