Psalm 19, The Sun’s Path and a Flat Earth

Psalm 19, as follows and noted in this summary article is a very tough scripture to read and hold onto a globe earth model:

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which [is] as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, [and] rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth [is] from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. (Psalm 19:4-6)

To begin the scripture we have a clear reference to the ‘end’ of the physical world.  On a globe earth model, there are no ‘ends’ and you are supposed to be able to start at one point on the earth and complete a full circuit (circumnavigation).  Since neither I, nor anyone I know, nor anyone they know has ever done this trip, I am unable to verify it first hand.  Furthermore, it also requires faith that the globe earth map that we have been presented by popular sources, is in fact the truth.  If you alter the map, you can alter your trips.

All I can be sure of, is that the Bible says here that the measuring line is able to reach the ‘ends of the world’ – a clear point of termination or a border/outskirt.  Balls don’t have these.

The scriptures then go on to say that ‘in them’ He hath set a tabernacle for the sun.  So, within the parameters of these borders of the earth, God has put in place a tent-like structure (“the heavens”?) in which the sun does its thing and moves.  It seems that this tabernacle forms the limits to which the sun moves in.  It does not say that it is flying through the limitless expanse of the vacuum of outer space, nor is there any reference to this that I can reasonably extract.

Next, the scriptures say:

His going forth [is] from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

Try as I might, but I am unable to interpret this scripture as anything other than:

  • Heaven (the visible heavens) has an end/extremity
  • The sun follows a circuit.
  • The circuit mirrors the borders of the terminating edges of the heavens, or ends there and then loops back
  • at some point during this circuit everything (that matters) is affected by the thermal heat
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