Re: 4 Corners of the Earth? (was Re: Privacy now and in the future...)

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Dec 03 2000 - 21:30:57 MST

Zero Powers wrote:

> From: "Michael M. Butler" <>
> (They believe the Earth is flat, because the Bible
> > > mentions "the four corners of the Earth").
> I recall something about the "4 winds" but don't recall ever reading
> anything about 4 corners (at least not in the KJV), and I think something
> like that would have stuck with me. Anybody know whether there is really
> such a ref in the good book?

Rev. 7:1 And after all these things I saw four angels standing
on the four corners of the earth, and holding four winds of
the earth...

This is of course ambiguous, for it is unclear if the revelator
saw four angels on *each* corner, each holding four winds?
So it is impossible to tell if there are four winds, or sixteen
or sixty four. Either way, thats a buncha wind. Moving on:

Isaiah 11:12. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations,
and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together
the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

So, they get an ensign to collect all the Jewish nerds. Seems
like they could at least pop for a first leutenant.

Before we conclude anything, the same book a few chapters over sez:

Isaiah 40.22. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth,
and the inhabitants are as grasshoppers; the stretcheth out the
heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in...

...Which is also the only place in the KJV that the word circle
appears. So the earth has four corners and is a circle. Obviously
they thought the earth was shaped like a cylinder, eh? spike

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