June 22, 2011

The Earth Is Flat and Here's the Map to Prove It

[Click to see a really big enlargement so you can real the "proofs" of scripture]

Library of Congress gets unique flat earth map

Don Homuth, a former North Dakota state senator and current resident of Salem, Oregon, will donate the sole complete copy of the Map of a Square and Stationary Earth by Orlando Ferguson to the Library of Congress. Homuth was given the map by his eighth-grade English teacher John Hildreth who had received it from his grandfather. He didn't realize it was the only one left intact until he contacted the LoC to arrange for the donation.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 22, 2011 5:42 AM
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"Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
He sits enthroned above the sphere of the earth and it's people are like grasshoppers."

Isaiah 40:21-22

(Some translations use 'circle' for 'sphere'. I wonder if 'sphere' is really the closest Hebrew to English translation. I shall ask a rabbi.)

Posted by: Mark A at June 22, 2011 7:31 AM

My new desktop image! This is awesome.

Thanks for posting.

Posted by: Ronsonic at June 22, 2011 8:13 AM

Perhaps this should be the Astronomy Picture of the Day?

Posted by: Zardoz (Southern California) at June 22, 2011 8:55 AM

Mark: The word means something like: "to encircle, encompass, describe a circle, draw round, make a circle" and is used for the "vault of the heavens".

The more interesting word is "enthroned". The Hebrew word shows up in numerous places. In Is. 42:7 it refers to prisoners "them that sit in darkness ...". In Is. 6:1, OTOH, it refers to God as being seated on a throne. In Psalm 22:3 it is used even more metaphorically. 22 is the one that begins "My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me ..." Verse 3 is best translated as "thou art holy, enthroned on Israel's prayers."

Isaiah is more poetry, than physics.

Posted by: Fat Man at June 22, 2011 2:08 PM

The heavens are nothing more than a sphere of black paper perforated with pinholes letting a flashlight shine through as stars in a firmament.

You all have been had! Al Gore and Gaia says so.

Posted by: Peccable at June 22, 2011 3:58 PM

It seems to imply that we could bombard Australia and Antarctica from the North Pole. Assuming they gave us a reason to.

Posted by: rickl at June 22, 2011 6:13 PM