The Earth Is a Sphere

How well do you know about history of people who knew about the earth's shape and who claimed first it first discovered? Over 1,000 years ago people once thought the earth was flat because of how they see the end of sea far off like an edge of the earth. The sailor was often warned not to sail too far, otherwise, they will fall out of the earth. The reason they believe that most of their sailors never return. This is why they assume they all must of fall off the earth. Very few did not agree the earth was flat but spherical shape. Throughout the historical books, some claimed the world is round like the sun and moon. For example, European legend Christopher Columbus knew about earth was not flat but round. While other histories like Aristotle, one of the ancient Greek or Ferdinand Magellan one of the Portuguese explorers nor one of the ancient Persian. Even Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus) who also claimed earth shape circle. The question here, which one of these guys discovered its shape of the earth first? You might be surprised, none of those legendary historical people had discovered or knew it first, because none of them would have known it if they heard or learned this from the scripture books (BIBLE). 

“All Scripture is breathed by the Creator and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for setting straight, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of the Creator (of the heaven and earth) might be fitted, equipped for every good work “ - 2nd Timothy 3:16-17 

It appears to me King Solomon, Prophet Isaiah, Job, and King David in the Bible all knew about the earth shape. King Solomon was the wisest man in his day. Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and wisdom. And all sought to Solomon, to hear his awesome wisdom and how marvel work YAH had put this wisdom in his heart (1st Kings 10:23,24). It was a grand gift to Solomon who had sought to do YAH’s will who had provided him the desired wisdom which he did asked for (1 Kings 3:9-11). If we wish to know better about our life and beyond our knowledge, we need simply put our faith in HIM. This is the lesson I have sought to learn more about YAHUAH and HIS way of life.

 

It took time by explorers and scientists to finally noticed or realized why the earth isn’t flat but a circle. But, if anyone read the Bible daily, they will likely know the truth about the earth. 

“It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in” - Isaiah 40:22

 

“When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep” - Proverbs 8:27

 

“Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven”. - Job 22:14 

Here one interesting verses which proof more about the circle of the earth. Read what Psalm 103:12 said: “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”? This passage verse points out how a traveler would travel far east will always stay east or going west will always stay west. Meaning there is no end. The traveler would end up circling. The only difference is going north and south does not continue going north or south, it will have an end. Just as if we go south, it will become north and going north will become south. This is why it impossible earth to be a flat planet.  

 

According to scientists and astronomers researched, the equatorial circumference of the earth is about 24,900 miles (40,070 km). They also say from pole-to-pole — the meridional circumference — Earth is only 24,812 miles (39,931 km) around. This shape, caused by the flattening at the poles, is called an oblate spheroid. Everything they say may be true. To break it down, it seems like earth isn’t a perfect sphere ball but a like egg's shape. If it were so, traveling in any direction on the planet would yield the same results. Once a person arrived back to where they started, they would notice that they had traveled the same distance, regardless of whether they went north to south, east to west, or in any number of diagonal directions.

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