What is this?
—And God made the firmament [the expanse] …..
What is a Firmament? It looks like it’s something in between the waters that God sliced in 2 !
—….And separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so. …
Where are the waters above the firmament now?… Is it outer space, is it outer outer space.
The bible talks often about 1,2,and third heaven..any connection?
Is it a rigid ” thing” that separates 2 worlds, ours and something else ….?
After all it is called a FIRMament!...
So it must be a solid “thing” like a demarcation “line” that God has set there!
Some scholars talk about an invisible dome?
Those waters have been completely separated , one for Earth use -surrounding us-and the other one …..?!?!?
In context and from the beginning of my reading – the bible is clear that there is sth wrong in those waters….so maybe it has to do with separating good and evil..something!
Our God loves to separate……
Anyway ,this is a part of the second day of creation, and the interesting thing about it ,is that God doesn’t mention the usual ” it was good” on that day….so ,there we go, food for thought……