ANZSRC / FoR Code
220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Avondale Research Centre
Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre
Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)
This article studies the supposed texts that teach that the earth is flat. After an examination of the biblical texts it the paper concludes that the Bible does not teach that the earth is flat or that it has a literal vault or dome or that there are pillars under the earth. The claims for a “flat earth” are made more on presupposition than responsible exegesis. Biblical truth must be grounded in the clear consistent teaching of Scripture that takes seriously the historical, literary, cultural and social context. A God-centred contextual reading of Scripture actually points to God’s indescribable power and sovereign control of the earth.
de Waal, K. B. (2020). A BÍblia e a terra plana. Ministério, 92(543), 14-17.