The "circle" of the earth

by stillin 61 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

• Fisherman

The author is dwelling above the the circle of the earth -according to the bible. The astronauts looking at the earth from the moon confirmed the authors point of view. The latest revision of the NWT now equates the word sphere to circle in the related verse. It also references Is 66:1. The wt says that the bible is actually saying sphere in the related verse. So that's that.

• deegee

So the writer of Isaiah 40:22 was an astronaut?

Even if the writer of Isaiah 40:22 was an astronaut, stating that the earth is a circle does NOT indicate that it is NOT FLAT which is not scientific.

Nu-light: A circle = A sphere !!!

Non-WT real world Mathematics: A circle DOES NOT = A sphere

• Fisherman
So the writer of Isaiah 40:22 was an astronaut.

no, but according to the Bible, God is the author of the book.

Anyway, according to wt, the verse actually says compass ( tool to make circles ) and translated circle by wt. - Look up yourself the verse in the latest NWT and references.

In prov 8:27 the NWT translates the word circle as horizon.

• deegee
according to the Bible, God is the author of the book --------Fisherman,
There is a Hebrew word for ball, it used at Isaiah 22:18. Why not use that to describe the earth instead of using a word that just goes along with the incorrect idea of the time ------Annon

• stuckinarut2

Even as a child, I found it confusing! A circle is FLAT...otherwise, it would be called a SPHERE.

Simple.

• waton

lets face it, the bible was written, proofread, sorted, canonized by unreformed Flat Earthers. from A-Z.

• Fisherman

Re: Is 40:22 I can only comment on what the verse says and not on what it does not say or should say. The verse says that the earth is round. It does not say that the earth is flat.

• waton

There is a difference between standing on a circle and balancing a convex surface below your feet.'dropping away over the horizon to your antipodes.

• Fisherman
There is a difference between standing on a circle and balancing a convex surface below your feet.'dropping away over the horizon to your antipodes.

That is how you view it. The verse is not describing the earth in relation to man but to God. A sphere is a circle no matter how you view it. What you describe is the flat surface of a 3D disc which looks circular depending on your view. It is not a circle in every direction unlike the earth.

The verse says nothing about the earth being a flat disc. The verse only describes the earth as a circle -or a sphere according to wt.

• waton

It is a pity that the almighty creator did not in his masterpiece of creating multiple languages at babble, devise at least one that could be used to unambiguously describe geometric objects, and have the writers of "HIS word" use it.

Message from him : I like messing things up. or?