Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations of heaven quaked and were shaken, Because He was angry.(2 Samuel 22:8) NKJV
And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.(Revelation 21:19-20) KJV
Knowing how the firmament is constructed lets us interpret scripture and account for empirical observations of the cosmos, including 90% of the mass of the universe that mainstream science (SciPop) can’t find.
We can then go on to propose a mechanism for how the inner surface of the firmament was blackened at the beginning of the fourth day.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
The heavens were established when the point of a metaphorical compass was set as the place where a gravitational singularity was created. The circle is the location of the firmament.(Proverbs 8:27) Paraphrased
Gravity was created on the second day. This was covered in the daily devotional for February. God metaphorically set a compass (drawing instrument) on the face of the deep. The point of the compass is a gravitational singularity that the Bible refers to as the foundations of the earth. The circle or sphere which was drawn is raqia, the firmament, a horizontal expanse or stretched out thinness like a metal sheet. It wasn’t metal, however, but layered crystalline construction according to our featured passage.
The Earth condensed into a solid sphere of concentrically layered sediment in what we’re calling the core accretion model. This is consistent with physical remains of Precambrian geological features such as the Banded Iron Formations. It’s when the fossils of the Ediacaran biota were deposited.
Something analogous to this was happening in the firmament. What may have begun as a loose accumulation of light-weight open-lattice compounds with low density crystallized to become rigid. It, like the Earth, is spherical, but it’s a size so great that it’s at the edge of space. What we arbitrarily call Quasars are the windows of heaven which are mentioned in Genesis 7:11 and 8:2.
Hypothesis 31 is that the heavens are a layered crystalline structure which condensed out of the waters of the deep, doesn’t seem far-fetched when we consider the passage today. In fact, knowing the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end, its description of the foundations of heaven as a layered structure of twelve different crystalline compounds is a perfect fit.
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