The Foundations of the World

Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

(Psalms 18:15) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

Foundation(s) of the Earth/World

UsageConceptTransliterationScripture
Greek
Foundation of the world (singular)ConceptionkataboléMat. 13:35
Rev. 13:8
Hebrew
Foundation(s) of the earthGravitational
singularity
yasad eretsIs. 48:3
mowcadah eretsIs. 24:18
Jer. 31:37
Foundations of the world (plural)Mantlemowcadah harDeu. 32:22
Ps. 18:7
mowcadah tebel2 Sa. 22:16
Ps. 18:15

Foundation(s) of the World/Earth

  1. the foundation of the world (Greek, singular)
    • conception
      • before God said let there be light,
      • the act of conception which begat God the Son.
  2. the foundation(s) of the earth (Hebrew)
    • gravitational singularity
      • the creative act of the 2nd day,
      • the inception of the core accretion model.
  3. the foundations of the world (Hebrew, plural)
    • the earth’s crust and mantle,
      • synonyms:
        1. bottoms of the mountains
        2. foundations of the hills
        3. foundations of the mountains

We illustrate a clear difference between the Hebrew erets (earth), and tebel (world). The foundations of the world (tebel) refers to the crust and mantle which was exposed as the ocean floor.

Crust and Mantle, Synonyms

UsageHebrewTransliterationScripture
bottoms of the mountainsלְקִצְבֵ֤י הָרִים֙qetseb harJonah 2:6
foundations of the hillsוּמוֹסְדֵ֣י הָרִ֣יםmowcadah harPsalms 18:7
foundations of the mountainsוּמוֹסְדֵ֣י הָרִ֣יםmowcadah harDeut. 32:22
foundations of the worldמוֹסְד֪וֹת תֵּ֫בֵ֥לmowcadah tebelPsalms 18:15

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Searched out Beneath

Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.

(Jeremiah 31:37) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

The interior of the earth is not seen. The hope of our generation is that hell is a myth. That would mean that there’s no judgement for sin and we can live immoral lives without fearing any consequences.

Unfortunately the very same data that SciPop uses as evidence that there’s no hell may be used as evidence for hell. That’s how evidence works: it’s evidence of whatever you choose to believe about it. This is known as Matty’s Razor.

We all have exactly the same evidence.
Our choice of paradigm determines what we believe it’s evidence of.

– Matty’s Razor

Jeremiah’s Logic

  • IF God will cast off the seed of Israel,
    1. If heaven above can be measured,
    2. the foundations of the earth can be searched out beneath,
  • BUT God doesn’t cast off the seed of Israel,
  • THEN:
    1. heaven above can’t be measured,
    2. the foundations of the earth can’t be searched out beneath,

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February 10th

The Foundation(s) of the Earth

Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

( Isaiah 48:13 ) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for February

A gravitational singularity was established forever: it formed the foundation of the first heaven and earth; it will be the foundation of the new heaven and earth. It shall not be removed.

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