rain, heaven, cosmologies, firmament, genesis
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The writer has long felt that the cosmological schemes found in standard Bible dictionaries, in many modern commentaries, and elsewhere (including even Webster's International. s. v. firmament) call imperatively for a little closer scrutiny. Indeed they are marked by some features so unnatural, in part so utterly fantastic that to anyone who is detached and uncommitted in his thinking they appear more like the product of wild and arbitrary fancy than of calm and objective inquiry.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Isaiah 24:18; 2 Kings 7:2; Genesis 7:11; Malachi 3:10; Isaiah 11:12; Ezekiel 7:2; Judges 5:4; Ecclesiastes 11:3; Job 26:18; Job 38:22; Job 26:11; Job 38:17; Psalm 104:5;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"A Look at Current Biblical Cosmologies,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 23, Article 60.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol23/iss1/60