Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Genesis 1:6-7 mystery solved?




And God said: Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water. So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so.


Man has long been puzzled by the meaning of the above passage. The author of Genesis attempted to explain it by calling the expanse sky in the very next verse, and later to compound the problem (in verse 14) he refers to the expanse of sky. This was only natural. What other explanation could there possibly be? 

Water, as everyone could see for themselves, fell from the sky and that was that.

But now, scientists in Vienna have unearthed an unbelievable but true alternative explanation, and it fits exactly to the above quote. 

It turns out that there exists a vast ocean 600 kms below the Earth's surface which contains as much water as the water in all of the Earth's surface oceans.


You can read about the exciting discovery HERE.



4 comments:

  1. As a kid I was taught that the expanse above was actually a water vapour canopy a water vapour canopy that surrounded the entire planet which is where (in part at least) the flood waters—“the floodgates of the heavens”—came from, the thermosphere. This new discovery’s an interesting one though.

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  2. Jim. I've also heard the theory that the planet was once covered with a dense of cloud, rather like Venus is today, in fact I think I once saw a computer simulation of this idea on a TV documentary, of how there was an almighty thunderstorm in the canopy and an unbelievable amount of rain fell. But here we have actual physical evidence of water being found inside a diamond from 600 kms below our feet. So, yes, a very interesting discovery.

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  3. April Fool! You cant catch me.

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  4. . . . a white kangaroo was born at Linz Zoo the other day ;)

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