The Bottoms of the Mountains

Looking out across the molten core of the earth from a place in the lower mantle

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

(Jonah 2:6) KJV

Jonah wakes up in the underworld realm of the dead, sheol. From his vantage point he can see out across the great gulf of open space between the lower mantle, stretching out above him, and the surface of hell down below.

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Foundation vs. Structure

According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

(1 Corinthians 3:10-11) KJV

Here’s an interesting question for you about church doctrine: what’s the Church’s foundation, and what’s the structure?

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Hypothesis 8

The Pillars of the Earth

He is wise in heart and mighty in strength
—who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded?—

he who removes mountains, and they know it not,
when he overturns them in his anger,

who shakes the earth out of its place,
and its pillars tremble;

(Job 9:4-6) ESV

The pillars of the earth occur in a few places in scripture. We can incorporate them into the Biblical narrative we’re constructing to explain the development of the spherical hollow Earth model.

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Radial Shrinkage

a comparison of the size of the planet earth on the third day vs. present day

Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger. Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

(Job 9:5-6) KJV

It will help to have an idea of the volume of material in the Earth’s mantle because it appears that Earth has shrunk since it was first created, a process known as radial shrinkage.

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The Pillars of the Earth

Cutaway of planet Earth showing the crust, mantle, great gulf and hell.

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

The pillars of the earth” are incorporated into a 3D model of a spherical Earth in which they’re part of Earth’s internal structure. They don’t require us to believe that the Earth is flat.

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