Extremity, extreme part, corner: כַּנְפ֥וֹת – kanaph

He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.

(Job 37:3) KJV

Heads are round but a beard can have corners. If you think this passage means that the Earth is flat and square, you also have to make the case that human heads are square. Good luck with that.

Extremity, extreme part, corner: כַּנְפ֥וֹת kanaph

  1. wing of a bird; bird of wing, i.e. winged bird; possessor of wings, i.e. bird. Metaph. for swiftness, wings of the wind, morning; as the means of protection, shadow of wings.
  2. wing of an army, Isaiah 8:8
  3. extremity, extreme part, corner, as of the earth.
  4. skirt of the loose flowing upper garment.
  5. perhaps pinnacle, Daniel 9:28, upon the pinnacle of abomination, i.e. the temple filled with abominations.

Davidson Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon page CCLXXXV

What about this? Is this describing the edge of the earth? Or is this referring, again, to the coast? Part of the meaning can be an extremity, or corner. Is the Bible teaching that the earth is square, or perhaps a cube? Before you flat earthers get excited let’s point out something else that the Bible says about corners:

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

(Leviticus 19:27) KJV

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