|Is the Raqiya‘ (‘Firmament’) a Solid Dome?
||Anti-Christian skeptics often denounce the Bible as teaching a faulty cosmology. One example is the assertion that the Hebrew word raqiya‘, or ‘firmament’ in the KJV, denotes a solid dome
|Water Near Edge of Universe Bolsters Creation Cosmology
||Perhaps the waters spoken of in Genesis 1:6 are these "waters that be above the heavens," presumably located "above" the stars.
|The Third Firmament
||The English word "firmament" in the Bible is a translation of the Hebrew, raqia, meaning "expanse." Its meaning is not "firm boundary" as Biblical critics have alleged, but might be better paraphrased
||While the Bible doesn't give too many details, many feel that the water above the atmosphere was in the form of invisible water vapor (gas) surrounding the earth. This "canopy," as it is called, would have caused conditions