Radial Shrinkage

The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

(Psalms 75:3) KJV

If geological features like Pilot Mountain, North Carolina are remnants of “the pillars of the earth,” it means that the mantle was once above the top of them and we can calculate the Earth’s original radius.

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The Pillars of the Earth

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)

The Hebrew word tebel (world) may be used to refer to part of the Earth (erets). The world has been set upon the pillars of the earth. We’ve deduced that in this instance world refers to the crust and mantle.

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