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.
The core accretion model (Hypothesis 1) may be expanded to include the formation of a second series of strata which became the firmament, a sphere of rigid crystal on the edge of space.
To order, arrange: κοσμέω – kosmeó
A possible meaning of the word garnished could be: the wall of the city had foundations, which were decorated with precious stones. It’s a translation of the Greek word κεκοσμημένοι, from the root κοσμέω – kosmos.
A Pavement of Sapphire Stone
You may be uncomfortable with the idea that God uses a section of the firmament as a movable platform like a giant cosmic surfboard. We get it, this is a deep end and we went off it. It's what we do.
Foundations of Sapphires
The firmament was originally composed of many more layers than it is now. One layer in the midst transformed into something like obsidian, completely black, and melted causing the inner layers to separate.
Rubies and Sapphires
If there are football field-sized and larger pieces of ruby and sapphire in the Kuiper belt (crystalline firmament material), then we should see light spectra consistent with ruby and sapphire.
The Star of Bethlehem
As far-fetched as it may seem that the angelic host visited Bethlehem on the night of Jesus birth riding on a section of the brightly shining crystalline firmament, we shouldn't be surprised.
Winds of Rubies and Sapphires
An exoplanet 16 times bigger than the Earth has shown signs of powerful changing winds, say researchers.
It would appear that "the foundations of heaven" and "the foundations of the wall of the city" are the same thing. Are the firmament and the foundations of heaven the same thing?
The last physical phenomena of world-wide, or at least region-wide, significance in the recent epoch is the most famous one of all, the star of Bethlehem. It has a direct connection to our doctrine of the firmament.