When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
(Proverbs 8:24) KJV
The great deep is a feature of the internal structure of the earth, located in the mantle, which is why we are picking our way through this today in March. However, our featured passage speaks of a time when there were no depths. There was a time before the deep existed.
There’s a difference in usage between the English phrases the deep, (Genesis 1:2) and the depths (Proverbs 8:24) vs. the great deep (Genesis 7:11) which is contextual rather than based on nuance of translation. The phrase the deep is used to describe the body of water which was present in the beginning, when God said let there be light. The phrase the great deep, for instance, contextually is this water starting at the end of the 3rd day when it’s drained through the mantle into the great gulf as the earth was spread out over the waters.
“When there were no depths,” can only refer to Genesis 1:1, because the first mention of the deep, “tehom,” is Genesis 1:2. The Bible uses “tehom,” to refer to the body of water from which the universe was made.
Thought for the Day
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them.
(1 Samuel 2:8) KJV
If there are remnants of “the pillars of the earth,” today then we have an important clue that allows us to calculate the original radius of the Earth as it was on the 3rd day of creation: approximately 7,653 km.
Predictive Testable Hypothesis 8
IF geological features such as
Monument Valley, Utah;
Devil’s Tower, Wyoming;
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina; and
Saint Michael’s Mount, UK, are remnants of the pillars of the earth,
THEN we have the approximate radius of the inner surface of the earth’s mantle on the 3rd day,
AND a way to calculate the original radius of the earth,
THEREFORE these geological features will be finely bedded metamorphic structures, not igneous intrusions.
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
(Genesis 2:5-6) KJV
On the 3rd day there was no rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground. On the 6th day there was a man in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it, logically there was also rain.
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
(Daniel 2:35) KJV
When we consider the similarities between the 3rd day and the Millennial Kingdom we should realize that, if flat earth is Biblical, then maps of the supposed flat earth should have Jerusalem at the center. They don’t.
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
(Proverbs 8:26) KJV
We have closed the loop on the idea that the topography of the dry land on the 3rd day was a mountain that filled the whole earth. The summit: Eden. We are also beginning to deduce earth’s original hydrological cycle.
And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
(Genesis 2:10-14) KJV
The Logic of Eden
IF a river from Eden watered the whole surface of the earth,
AND water flows downhill,
THEN Eden was the highest point on the surface of the earth.