The "circle" of the earth
The New NWT has replaced "circle" with "sphere".
the "circle" of the earth. Depends on the perspective or point of view; the sun does not move in relation to the earth either. "A sphere looks like a circle from any angle or direction. (That's one of the ways people knew that the Earth is a sphere ... every time there's a lunar eclipse, the ..." --answers.com ----------Fisherman
Why didn’t the Bible just state this?
Many civilizations at that time believed that the earth was a flat circular disk, so this is why the LIE-ble has this verse that mentions a circle.
They also believed that above the earth was a dome, which they called firmament ( mentioned in Genesis), and then above this, they believed was a large body of water.
Why didn’t the Bible just state this?
The Bible does not say why.
But, still, in a nutshell, it's not "scientific" to refer to the Earth as a circle.
earth was a flat circular disk
Show this from the Bible.
earth was a flat circular disk.
Show this from the Bible --------Fisherman
How many dimensions does a circle have? (Isaiah 40:22)
dimensions does a circle have? (Isaiah 40:22)The verse does not say that the earth is not a sphere and it does not say that the earth is not 3 dimensional. The verse is not incorrect to refer to the earth as a circle. From the earth, the moon looks like a circle. And so does the earth looking from the moon or from above the earth or from any angle or direction - same as the verse describes it without giving the 3 dimensional detail. The eye is not incorrect when it sees the moon as a circle from any perspective when it is actually 3 dimensional and the verse is not incorrect when it refers to the circle of the earth from the point of view of the author of the related verse.
According to your argument, Isaiah 40:22 CANNOT be used to prove that the earth is NOT FLAT. It is therefore disingenuous on the part of religionists like the WT to use this verse to show that the Bible is scientific since according to your argument, Isaiah 40:22 is NOT stating that the earth is NOT FLAT. Religionists need to stop using this verse for that purpose.
From the earth, the moon looks like a circle. And so does the earth looking from the moon or from above the earth or from any angle or direction............the verse is not incorrect when it refers to the circle of the earth from the point of view of the author of the related verse.
Where was the author when he wrote Isaiah 40:22? Was he on the moon or some other planet?
the moon looks like a circle
F: The moon looks like a circle only during a full moon, like at last August 21's eclipse. at other times, its 3 dimensional shape is clearly seen, waxing and waning, by the changing curvature of the terminator.
Scriptural inference of a disk shaped earth? Satan's temptation event, from previous quotation of a circle ( this was a bible quotation contest after all) a circle, an exceedingly high mountain there, on a clear day would have allowed him to show the carpenter all the kingdoms of the Earth, particularly to one gifted with perfect vision.
The bible seems to vacillate between a disk and a 4 cornered square, both pictured most readily in an apparent plane.
re: Greek geek shadow measurements of the globe size, even on a flat disk, the shadow cast is of different length on a flat Earth too, not just a globe. But even from a modest mountain one can measure the distance angle of the horizon below and arrive at the diameter that way. from My upper window,100 m high, the water's horizon is 30-40 km away, half that from the ground floor. imo.
The bible was not written by coastal dwellers, or proofread by a creator that cares for the veracity , clarity of HIS word.