Flat Earth in the Holy Bible?


from alt.atheism newsgroup:

Here are 3 translators that don't agree (New Revised Standard, King James, NIV)

(Isa 11:12 NRSV) ... , and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four _corners_ of the earth.
(Isa 11:12 NIV) ...of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four _quarters_ of the earth.
(Isa 11:12 KJV) ... and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four _corners_ of the earth.

The Hebrew word for corners or quarters:
kanaph, kaw-nawf'; an edge or extremity; spec. (of a bird or army) a wing, (of a garment or bed-clothing) a flap, _(of the earth) a quarter_, (of a building) a pinnacle:-- + bird, border, _corner_, _end_, feather [-ed], X flying, + (one an-) other, overspreading, X quarters, skirt, X sort, uttermost part, wing ([-ed]).

Use in the New Tesatament:

(Rev 20:8 NRSV) and will come out to deceive the nations at the four _corners_ of the earth, Gog and Magog, in order to gather them for battle; ...

The Greek word for corners:
gonia, go-nee'-ah; an angle:--corner, quarter

Here are other scriptures of the Bible that indicate a flat earth with ends, edges, 2 verses that say the earth is a flat 2-dimensional circle (like a coin), that the earth is immovable, set on pillars or foundations.

Dan 4:10-11, Isa 40:22, Prov 8:26-28, Mat 4:8, Job 38:13, Job 11:9, Deu 13:7, Deu 28:49, Deu 28:64, Deu 33:17, 1 Sam 2:10, Job 1:7, Job 28:24, Job 37:3, Psa 2:8, Psa 19:4, Psa 22:27, Psa 33:13, Psa 33:14, Psa 48:10, Psa 59:13, Psa 61:2, Psa 65:5, Psa 72:8, Acts 1:8, Acts 13:47

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