His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.(Psalms 19:6) KJV
How do you rationalize an event where it looked like the sun and moon stopped moving? You could say that the Earth stopped rotating, but the sun and moon maintained their relative position with each other.
Immanuel Velikovsky proposed that the gravitational pull of Venus, an errant comet at the time, caused the Earth to appear as if it wasn’t rotating. He even gets into the issue of the tectonic and oceanic upheaval that this would cause and relates it to cultural sources from around the world about massive tsunamis and world-wide floods. How about that? He tries to account for the evidence of Noah’s flood with this event during the conquest of Canaan.
In his narrative, the proximity and relative motion of Venus causes the Earth’s axis to tilt sufficiently that it appeared as if the sun and moon did not change position in the sky. The rotation of the Earth changing, or stopping, causes friction between the internal layers of the Earth and this sets off earthquakes, volcanism and tidal waves all around the world. Once again Velikovsky tries to accommodate cultural myths of the flood and plate tectonics as part of the wrong event.
If you believe the Bible but are having problems resolving it with popular science (SciPop), SciPop is the problem, not the Bible. The problem goes back to faith vs. sight. We’re on the Earth. We observe the cosmos from the Earth. Our frame of reference is Geocentrospheric. We can see it, it’s empirical. Empirical = Sight.
- IF you were on the Sun you’d be observing heliocentricity,
- SINCE you’re not, you’re on the Earth, you’re observing Geocentrosphericity.
We’re not on the sun. We observe the sun orbit the Earth every day. If you wanted to you could imagine that you’re on the sun. You could imagine what the planetary orbits look like if you were on the sun. We don’t observe it, you have to imagine it, it’s theoretical. Theoretical = Faith.
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