A word frequently translated as the grave is the Hebrew שְׁא֣וֹל – sheol, but sheol is far more than just the grave. The grave is a portal into the underworld realm of the dead.
Magma Causing Uplift in Oregon
Volcanic activity is causing the earth to rise in Oregon, scientists have found. Though whether such uplift is a sign of an imminent eruption remains uncertain.
Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is fighting an invisible battle against the inner Earth, new study finds
Underground heat is cooking the Thwaites Glacier from below, and could push it closer to collapse.
The Earth Above the Waters
You can scratch your head all day pondering the spiritual truth behind a supposed metaphor, or you can take it literally and deduce that the Earth above the waters refers to the crust and mantle.
Levels of Hell
The levels of hell aren't what you think. However, they're what we would expect. The Hebrews had a well developed idea of life after death. For them physical death, the grave, was a portal into a complex underworld realm: sheol.
Foundations in Context
Broadly speaking there are three contexts in which “foundation(s) of the Earth/world” are the scriptural basis for how we can understand three important concepts in our unified theory of everything.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The deepest hole ever drilled is the Kola Super-deep Bore-hole at 12 km. That's less than 2% of the radius of the Earth. There are no direct observations of the Earth's interior, nothing empirical, it's entirely theoretical.
The Earth with Her Bars
"The earth with her bars" is how Jonah described the pillars of the earth when he was in the belly of hell, possibly in the place which we refer to as Abraham's bosom. Jesus also went here after the crucifixion.
The Beams of His Chambers
"The beams of his chambers" isn't poetry. Well, yes it is poetry, but it's not poetry for poetry's sake. This describes the pillars of the
The Pillars of the Earth
"The pillars of the earth" are incorporated into a 3D model of a spherical Earth in which they're part of Earth's internal structure. They don't require us to believe that the Earth is flat.