December 15th

All Manner of Precious Stones

And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones.

(Revelation 21:19) KJV

And the foundations of the wall of the city were layers of crystalline material arranged in order.

(Revelation 21:19) Paraphrased

Meaning comes from context. For example the phrase “were garnished” in Revelation 21:19. One meaning could be: the wall of the city had foundations, and the foundations had been decorated with precious stones.

That may be fine for most people, but in Matty’s Paradigm we have a context which includes a crystalline firmament with a layered structure which formed in response to the creation of gravity on the second day. It’s part of our core accretion model of planet formation (Hypothesis 1) which has been applied to the formation of the firmament, a sphere of rigid crystal on the edge of space. As such, we need to look at all the meaning of the word κοσμέω to see if it’s consistent with this narrative.

This highlights something that’s important in the interpretation of scripture. Taking one verse that you think means something and making a doctrine out of it is a way to get into a heap of trouble. However, an interpretation of the whole Bible that fits a broad narrative, is logical, accounts for all evidence, and explains WHY God created the universe, is going to be right more often than not.

All Manner of Precious Stones – Navigation

SectionTitleScripture
1IntroductionRevelation 21:19
1.1To order, arrange: κοσμέω – kosmeóRevelation 21:18-21
1.2Hypothesis 1Job 28:3
1.3Hypothesis 31Isaiah 50:3
1.4Jasper and JacinthRevelation 4:3
2The Foundations of Heaven2 Samuel 22:8
2.1The Pillars of HeavenJob 26:11
2.2The Foundations of the WallRevelation 21:14
4M87* is about 11 Feet WideProverbs 3:19
SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– Navigate your way around precious Stones.

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