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Scientific Accuracies of the Bible
Many people doubt the Bible for various reasons. One of them is that the Bible is not accurate scientifically. But this just isn't so. The Bible is not a book about science, but when it does speak scientifically, it is accurate. In fact, it was far ahead of any other writing of its time. Please consider the following.
1. The Shape of the Earth
"It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:" (Isaiah 40:22).
This may or may not be construed to support the spherical shape of the earth. The horizon is a circle and a circle is flat.
2. The Earth is suspended in nothing
"He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing." (Job 26:7).
This is particularly interesting considering that the cosmology of other cultures at that time did not have the earth suspended in nothing, but rather upon pillars, or people, or animals.
3. The Stars are Innumerable
"And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be." (Genesis 15:5).
4. The Existence of Valleys in the Seas
"And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils." (2 Samuel 22:16).
5. The Existence of Springs and Fountains in the Seas
"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened." (Genesis 7:11). Also Genesis 8:2; Proverbs 8:28.
6. The Existence of Water Paths (Ocean Currents) in the Seas
"O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens... When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained... Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet... The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas." (Psalms 8:1,3,6,8).
7. The Hydrologic Cycle
"He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them." (Job 26:8).
"For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly." (Job 36:27-28)
"The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again." (Ecclesiastes 1:6-7).
8. The Concept of Entropy
"Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands." (Psalms 102:25).
9. The Nature of Health, Sanitation, and Sickness
The scriptural support is vast, but the best references are found in Leviticus 12-14.