I know the earth is a plane and not a sphere although we have all been indoctrinated to believe in the globe at school and by parents who were misled by the system. I have read many verses in the scriptures pertaining to flat earth but I had not found the verse that clinched it forever for me until now. The verse is found in Job 38:14. It is turned to clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. I began to research the etymology and definitions of the words found within Job 38:14 and discovered the truth I had been seeking.
The Strong’s concordance gives the word seal (H2368) in Hebrew (chôthâm,
kho-thawm’) which means a signature ring; a signet; or a seal.
The word seal according to the Oxford English Dictionary (will be OED from now on), comes from the Old French word seeler, which means to fasten with melted wax or clay and also means “of the signet itself.”
The term “signet” or “seal”, from the Latin “sigillum” (“seal”), diminutive of signum (“sign”) dates back at least to the second half of the thirteenth century, when the signet ring was yet a “small seal used for formal or official purposes,” i.e. a substitute for a signature on official documents in a time when few people could write.
When the signet is pushed down onto the clay, the design (or the land, if you will) is pressed into the clay and the pressure from the ring creates a tall border as shown below. This is what God is telling Job; the earth resembles a plane earth with a tall boundary.
The word Garment, according to the OED comes from the Old French word garnement which means to fit out or equip with an outer vestement.
Interestingly, the Interlinear Bible gives us the Hebrew word girdle: אַבְנֵט
‘abnêṭ, ab-nate’ of uncertain derivation; a belt: – girdle; for the word “turned” (H73). The word girdle in a 1981 Webster Dictionary means something that girds; encircles; confines; or restrains. The synonym for the word girdle is surround.
Psalms 104:9 says: Thou hast set up bounds that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth. The synonym for bound is rim. This passage is also in reference to when Noah’s flood had taken place. This verse backs up Job 38:14 by expressly saying that the rim has been set up to keep the waters from passing over and covering the earth. These bounds are the enormous mountain ranges found in Antarctica.
Proverbs 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass (circle) upon the face of the depth.
Job 38:11: And said Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed? Not only was this barrier of enormous mountains and glaciers placed at the edges to confine the waters, this verse tells us that no man can go farther than the bound that God has set, although man has already tried and failed.
Job 38:18: Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? The word breadth means the distance from side to side. So the measurement to which God is referring is the distance between two edges. A globe does not have borders or edges!
Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth on nothing. The phrase stretcheth out (5186: נָטָה: nâṭâh, naw-taw’) in Hebrew means laid or spread out.
North (H6828 צָפֹן צָפוֹן tsâphôn tsâphôn tsaw-fone’, tsaw-fone’ from H6845; properly hidden, that is, dark; used only of the north as a quarter (gloomy and unknown): – north (-ern, side, -ward, wind).
Hangeth (H8518: תָּלָה tâlâh, taw-law’) means to suspend.
Nothing (H1099 בְּלִימָה belı̂ymâh bel-ee-mah’ from H1097 and H4100; (as indefinite) nothing whatever: – nothing.
So God spreads the northern side over the hidden and unknown empty place and suspends the earth on nothing. Nothing in the Webster Dictionary means nonexistence.
According to an article that I found, NASA had taken photos of the the hole found at the North Pole in the late 1960’s which were quickly removed from their site. Here are the photos.
Again he states in Job 26:10 that He compassed (circled) the waters with bounds (boundary), until the day and night come to an end. Proverbs 8:29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment:when he appointed the foundations of the earth.
There is no doubt in my mind that the Bible is giving me the full truth about the shape of the earth along with research on my part. There are many more scriptures throughout that tell us about the plane that we live on. We only need to shove the roadblocks aside and open our minds to the truth.