Skydome: The Firmly Solid Firmament
“Let an expanse come to be in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
When we consider the following verses from Scripture, we come to the inevitable conclusion that the scriptural writers’ understanding of the Firmament was a solid, firm, tangible thing.
Exploring the etymology of the words only reconfirms this view:
Firmament [N] [S]
from the Vulgate firmamentum, which is used as the translation of the Hebrew raki’a . This word means simply “expansion.” It denotes the space or expanse like an arch appearing immediately above us. They who rendered raki’a by firmamentum regarded it as a solid body. The language of Scripture is not scientific but popular, and hence we read of the sun rising and setting, and also here the use of this particular word. It is plain that it was used to denote solidity as well as expansion. It formed a division between the waters above and the waters below ( Genesis 1:7 ). The raki’a supported the upper reservoir ( Psalms 148:4 ). It was the support also of the heavenly bodies ( Genesis 1:14 ), and is spoken of as having “windows” and “doors” ( Genesis 7:11 ; Isaiah 24:18 ; Malachi 3:10 ) through which the rain and snow might descend.
By Jeff A. Benner
The word raqiya comes from the root word raqa which can be found in several passages including Isaiah 40:19 – “The idol! a workman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts for it silver chains.” The word “overlay” is the verb root raqa. Raqa is the process of hammering out a piece of gold or other metal into thin plates which was then applied to a carved or molten image. Numbers 16:39 reads “So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers, which those who were burned had offered; and they were hammered out as a covering for the altar.” Here, the phrase “were hammered out” is again the verb root raqa. The gold was hammered into thin sheets then laid over the surface of the alter. The word raqiya is the noun form of the verb raqa and is literally a “hammered out sheet”. There are some scientists who have speculated that before the flood there was a thick sheet of water surrounding the earth up in the atmosphere. It is then possible that the “floodgates of heaven were opened,” at the beginning of the flood, is the collapse of this “hammered out sheet” of water. It is estimated that the sheet of water would have filtered out harmful sun rays and contributed to the longevity of life on earth before the flood.
Biblical Cosmology, The Firmament
The time has come to dive completely into Biblical cosmology and let me tell you when I learned the truth about the earth, it sent me sprinting to know more about Biblical truths and what else the world had lied about. No longer was YHWH trillions upon trillions of miles away or in a different dimension, but close to His creation and that brought so much joy to my heart!
The Firmament in Creation
I have heard many theologians and preachers say that the firmament is nothing more than the sky or is space itself, I’ve even heard one pastor say there’s nothing “firm” about the firmament. Let’s start at the beginning and see for ourselves what the creator has to say about His creation.
“And Elohim said, “Let an expanse come to be in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And Elohim made the expanse and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And it came to be so. And Elohim called the expanse ‘heavens.’ And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the second day. And Elohim said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it came to be so. And Elohim called the dry land ‘earth,’ and the collection of the waters He called ‘seas.’ And Elohim saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:6-10)
The big takeaway here is that the firmament or expanse as this translation calls it, is used to separate the two waters, indicating that it has physical properties. Some may claim that the divided waters are the rain and the bodies of water on earth, but this is not true.
“Now no shrub of the field was yet on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for יהוה Elohim had not sent rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground, but a mist went up from the earth and watered the entire surface of the ground.” (Genesis 2:5-6)
It didn’t rain till after man had been created, in addition, there hadn’t been dry land yet. The waters were divided before the earth was formed. When the firmament was created all that existed was Elohim (YHWH), the waters, and light and darkness. Not the sun or the moon, not the stars, and certainly not land and clouds.
Physical Characteristics of the Firmament
To further support that the firmament is firm we’ll look at what Job had to say about it.
“Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a cast metal mirror?” (Job 37:18)
Turns out the firmament is actually firm and it’s as hard as a cast metal mirror. It’s a solid object that is also transparent,
“And above the expanse over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone. And on the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man high above it.” (Ezekiel 1:26)
What’s Above the Firmament?
Some prophets were given the special privilege to be able to look up and see some of the things that exist in Heaven. I remember how awe-inspiring it was for me when I first realized that the sky is blue not because of the water down here, but possibly because of the water up there.
“Praise Him, heavens of heavens, And you waters above the heavens!” (Psalms 148:4)
You might be a tad bit confused about the waters above the heavens, but the firmament is also called heaven and so is the sky. That makes two heavens that are under the waters, with the third being the heaven we traditionally think about.
“I know a man in Messiah who fourteen years ago – whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, Elohim knows – such a one was caught up to the third heaven.” (2 Corinthians 12:2)
I hope this post excites you for what is to come and brings understanding to the word of YHWH, as always don’t believe a word I say and research this yourself.
Biblical Cosmology, The Firmament Part 2
Admiral Byrd and his Trip to Antarctica
Our journey begins with a man named Richard E. Byrd or more commonly known as Admiral Byrd. He was a highly decorated service member achieving the Medal of Honor and had an unquenchable thirst for exploring the unknown. This drive sent him to Antarctica numerous times, but the one expedition of interest is “Operation HighJump” (1946–1947). For this mission he was supported by the US Navy, giving him plenty of ships, boats, aircraft, and personnel to accomplish his goal. Well, he found something in Antarctica and in an interview gave an account of what he saw. At the bottom of the page, I’ll post links for videos that deal with Admiral Byrd and his time spent in Antarctica.
Here are a few quotes pulled from that interview, “Strangely enough, there is an area left in the world today an area as big as the United States that’s never been seen by a human being.” Byrd said he found this area as he moved further into Antarctica and even went on to say, “It’s an untouched reservoir of natural resources”. This isn’t the desolate wasteland of ice and snow that we typically think about when we imagine Antarctica, but according to the admiral if you travel far enough inland that is what you’ll see. Now unfortunately we cannot trust everything Byrd said as he was a Freemason, but it has been reported that he lost plane after plane due to some invisible barrier. Not too long after this started taking place did the expedition end, six months ahead of schedule mind you.
Antarctica is Off Limits
Admiral Byrd participated in one last mission to Antarctica, “Operation Deep Freeze 1” (1955–1956), it was during this time that the United States set up permanent bases there. Three years after this expedition, The Antarctic Treaty (1959) is created and agreed upon by 12 countries (Today that number is 53). This treaty makes it illegal for everyday citizens to travel to Antarctica, sure some cruises will take to you to certain areas, but you will not be able to go exploring on your own. In fact, people have been arrested and vanished for unauthorized sailing in the arctic waters, Jarle Andhoy is one such person who was detained after he went searching for the missing Berserk vessel. Not only is sailing or trekking across Antarctica illegal but you can’t even fly a plane over it. Something interesting to note, no one has ever flown over the South Pole, you would think someone with enough money would want the title of being the first person to achieve such a feat. But as you and I know it’s impossible to fly over the South Pole, as some of the pilots found out with Admiral Byrd.
Testing the Firmament
Something is found in Antarctica, most likely the edge of the dome, then the area is shut down and kept by various countries around the world; the treaty of which has never been violated. The next event to occur is “operation fishbowl project Dominic” (1962), translated it reads fishbowl of the Lord, a very peculiar name wouldn’t you say? During this operation, both the United States and the Soviet Union launch nuke after nuke straight up into the sky. Why? Many others in the truth community believe they were testing the boundaries of the firmament. Here’s a quote from Dr. John Mack, Dept. of Defense during operation fishbowl, “Nothing has or ever will penetrate the glass dome”. If you found out you lived inside of an enclosed system wouldn’t you start testing the boundaries and trying to figure out how far it goes, how high it reaches, and if you can dig underneath it? That’s exactly what the US and Russia did, they even started digging, the deepest hole is the Kola borehole and it only goes 8 miles down! Yet in school, we’re taught that scientists know exactly how far it is to the center of the earth and what lies there.
It is time to wake up from the lies that the elites are trying to brainwash us with, it’s time to start thinking for ourselves and questioning what mainstream media and science tell us. Watch the videos listed down below to get more information on Byrd, Antarctica, operation fishbowl, rainbows, and more. As always don’t believe a word I say, research it for yourselves, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. May the Holy Spirit guide you on your journeys.
Ancient Myths all shared the same concept of the world, until the globular lie of false scientism.
And rest assured, the Rulers of Darkness damn well know.
True Earth looks closer to this:
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