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The Flat Earth Bible

07 of 10 – Jesus and his Disciples

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Jesus & his Disciples accepted the Old
Testament as the Word of God.

This acceptance included matters of Cosmology.


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Jesus & his Disciples believed all of
the following
1) The Earth is flat & at the centre of the Universe
(Matt 4:8 & 9 , Luke 2:1 , Matt 12: 42 , 2 Peter 3:5)

4) Heaven is a place up above the solid Sky & the


Sun, Moon & Stars are little lights that move
across the Sky.
(Rev 6:13 & 14, Mark 13:24-25, Matt 2:10 , Matt 3:16-17
Acts 7:56 , Rev 4:1, Luke 9: 28-36 , Mark 16:19
Acts 10:11 – 13, Matt 24:30 , Rev 21:2 )

6) Dead people and Demons exist under the ground


(Matt 12:40 , Luke 16:22-28 , Ephesians 4:9)

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The Biblical Map of the World (OT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All the parts
  of the World
 
  Europe mentioned in
 
  Descendants of Japheth the Bible fit
 
 
 
into this map.
 
  Asia
 
Descendants
The Americas,
  Jerusalem
 
  of Shem East Asia,
  Sub-Saharan
  Africa
 
  Descendants Africa and
  of Ham Australia
were unknown
to the writers
of the Bible

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The Biblical Cosmos (See next page)

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Legend for Biblical Cosmos

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Flat Circular Earth

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Matthew 4:8 & 9 Jesus & Satan on
the very high mountain
 

Jesus & Satan look down


on all the Kingdoms of
the World.
This is only possible on
a Flat Earth.

The Gospels imply that it


was necessary to go up
the Mountain in order to see
the whole World.

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Matthew 4:8 & 9 Jesus & Satan on the
very high mountain
“Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the
kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; and he said to him, "All these I will
give you, if you will fall down and worship me." RSV
“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him
all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these
things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. ” KJV
“Then the Devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the
kingdoms of the world in all their greatness. "All this I will give you," the Devil said,
"if you kneel down and worship me." GNB
“Next, taking him to a very high mountain, the devil showed him all the kingdoms
of the world and their splendour. And he said to him, 'I will give you all these, if
you fall at my feet and do me homage“ JB
“'Again the Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain, and showed him
all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, and he said to him: “All these things I
will give you if you fall down and do an act of worship to me.” NWT
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Matthew 4: 8 & 9 Jesus & Satan on
the very high mountain

From on
top of a
mountain on
a Flat Earth
JC Jesus could
easily see the
all the
Kingdoms of
the Earth

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Luke 2:1 World is synonymous with
the Roman Empire

The Roman
is Empire is
synonymous
with the whole
World. This
Roman Empire
implies a World
only a bit larger
than the Roman
Empire.

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Luke 2:1 World is synonymous with the
Roman Empire
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the World
should be enrolled. ” RSV

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from
Caesar Augustus, that all the World should be taxed.” KJV

“At that time Emperor Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the
Roman Empire" GNB

“Now it happened that at this time Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a
census should be made of the whole inhabited World“ JB

“'Now in those days a decree went forth from Caesar Augustus for all the
inhabited Earth to be registered” NWT
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Revelation 16:12 The World of the
Apocalypse
Kingdom of
the Beast? The Book of
Revelation
describes a
World that is
dominated
Roman Empire Parthian by two great
Empire Empires.

Kingdom of
This
the East in implies a World
Rev 16: 12 ? like in this map

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Matthew 12: 42 The Queen of Sheba
and the edge of the World
End of the Earth End of the Earth
Jesus describes
the Queen of
Sheba as having
come from the
end of the Earth
Jerusalem or edge of the
World in order to
see Solomon.
This implies a
Sheba
belief in a Flat
End of the Earth
Earth.

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Matthew 12: 42 The Queen of Sheba
and the edge of the World
“The Queen of the South will arise at the judgment with this generation and
condemn it; for she came from the ends of the Earth to hear the wisdom of
Solomon” RSV
“The Queen of the South shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and
shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the Earth to hear the
wisdom of Solomon” KJV
“On the Judgment Day the Queen of Sheba will stand up & accuse you, because
she travelled all the way from her country to listen to King Solomon's " GNB
“On Judgement Day the Queen of the South will appear against this generation
and be its condemnation, because she came from the ends of the Earth to hear
the wisdom of Solomon“ JB
“'The Queen of the South will be raised up in the judgment with this generation and
will condemn it; because she came from the ends of the Earth to hear the wisdom
of Solomon.” NWT
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Earth sits in the Great Deep

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2 Peter 3:5 World sits in the Great Deep
“They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God Heavens existed
long ago, and an Earth formed out of water and by means of water” RSV

“For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the Heavens
were of old, and the Earth standing out of the water and in the water: ” KJV

“They purposely ignore the fact that long ago God gave a command, and the
Heavens and Earth were created. The Earth was formed out of water and by
water." GNB

“They deliberately ignore the fact that long ago there were the Heavens and the
Earth, formed out of water and through water by the Word of God,“ JB

“'For, according to their wish, this fact escapes their notice, that there were
Heavens from of old and an Earth standing compactly out of water and in the
midst of water by the word of God.” NWT

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Hebrews 1:10 World sits upon
Foundations in the Great Deep
“And, "Thou, Lord, didst found the Earth in the beginning,and the Heavens are
the work of thy hands” RSV

“And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the Earth; and the
heavens are the works of thine hands.” KJV

“He also said, "You, Lord, in the beginning created the Earth, and
with your own hands you made the Heaven." GNB

“And again: Long ago, Lord, you laid Earth's foundations, the Heavens are the
work of your hands. “ JB

“'And: “You at [the] beginning, O Lord, laid the foundations of the Earth itself,
and the Heavens are [the] works of your hands.” NWT

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2 Peter 3:5/ Hebrews 1:10 World sits in
the Great Deep upon Foundations

Foundations Foundations
of the Earth Peters
of the Earth Statement
suggests that
the Universe
looks like this

See also

Psalm 24:2
Psalm 136: 6
Great Deep Exodus 20: 4

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The Solid Sky

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Revelation 6:13 & 14 Solid Sky

The Sky must


be solid if it can
be ripped open
& rolled up like
a scroll.
The Stars must
be little lights in
the Sky if they
can fall to Earth
See also
Hebrews 1:10 - 12

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Revelation 6:13 & 14 Solid Sky
“And the stars of the sky fell to the Earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when
shaken by a gale; the sky vanished like a scroll that is rolled up, and every
mountain and island was removed from its place. ” RSV

“And the stars of Heaven fell unto the Earth, even as a fig tree casteth her
untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the Heaven departed as
a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out
of their places. ” KJV

“The stars fell down to the Earth, like unripe figs falling from the tree when a
strong wind shakes it. The sky disappeared like a scroll being rolled up, and every
mountain and island was moved from its place." GNB

“And the stars of the sky fell onto the Earth like figs dropping from a fig tree when
a high wind shakes it; the sky disappeared like a scroll rolling up and all the
mountains and islands were shaken from their places. “ JB

“‘And the stars of Heaven fell to the Earth, as when a fig tree shaken by a high
wind casts its unripe figs. & the Heaven departed as a scroll that is being rolled
up, & every mountain & [every] island were removed from their places.” NWT
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Mark 13:24-25 Stars are just little
lights in the sky

Jesus seems to
have believed in
a World looking
like this.

Stars are imagined


as little lights
attached to a solid
Sky

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Mark 13:24-25 Stars are just little lights
in the sky
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, & the moon will
not give its light, & the stars will be falling from Heaven, & the powers in the
Heavens will be shaken” RSV
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, & the moon
shall not give her light, & the stars of Heaven shall fall,& the powers that are in
Heaven shall be shaken” KJV
“"In the days after that time of trouble the sun will grow dark, the moon will no
longer shine, the stars will fall from Heaven, & the powers in space will be driven
from their courses." GNB
“The stars will come falling out of the sky & the powers in the Heavens will be
shaken. & then they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great
power & glory“ JB
“'But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, & the moon will
not give its light, & the stars will be falling out of Heaven, & the powers that are in
the Heavens will be shaken.” NWT
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Mark 13:24-25 The reality

Jesus seems
to have been
unaware of
how big Stars
really are.

A typical star
is over a million
times bigger
than the Earth

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Matthew 2:10 The Star of Bethlehem

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Matthew 2:9 &10 The Star of Bethlehem

“And lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it
came to rest over the place where the child was. ” RSV & KJV

“And on their way they saw the same star they had seen in the East. It went
ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was." GNB

“And suddenly the star they had seen rising went forward and halted over
the place where the child was“ JB

“‘And, look! the star they had seen [when they were] in the East went ahead
of them, until it came to a stop above where the young child was.” NWT

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Matthew 2:10 The Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem must


have been very small if it
moved around The Middle
East before stopping
over Bethlehem

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Matthew 3:16-17 Baptism of Christ
God the Father Looking out Holy Spirit
of an opening in the Sky. coming
The Sky opening implies that down from
it is solid. Heaven.

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Matthew 3:16-17 Baptism of Christ
“And behold, the Heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God
descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from Heaven,
saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." ” RSV

“And, lo, the Heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God
descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven,
saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. ” KJV

“Then Heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down
like a dove and lighting on him. Then a voice said from Heaven, "This is my own
dear Son, with whom I am pleased." GNB

“And suddenly the Heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending
like a dove and coming down on him. And suddenly there was a voice from
Heaven, 'This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.' “ JB

“'And, look! the Heavens were opened up, and he saw descending like a dove
God’s spirit coming upon him. Look! Also, there was a voice from the Heavens
that said: “This is my Son, the beloved, whom I have approved.” NWT
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This story
suggests
that the
Sky is solid
& that
Heaven
is a place
up above
the Earth

John 1:51 The Sky will open and


Angels will come down from Heaven
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John 1:51 The Sky will open and
Angels will come down from Heaven
“And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see Heaven opened, and
the Angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man." ” RSV

“And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see
Heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son
of man” KJV

“And he said to them, "I am telling you the truth: you will see Heaven open and
God's Angels going up and coming down on the Son of Man." GNB

“And then he added, 'In all truth I tell you, you will see Heaven open and the
Angels of God ascending and descending over the Son of man,“ JB

“'He further said to him: “Most truly I say to you men, you will see Heaven
opened up and the angels of God ascending and descending to the Son of
man.” NWT
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Acts 7:56 The Martyrdom of Stephen

The Sky opening


implies that it is
solid.

Stephen

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Acts 7:56 The Martyrdom of Stephen

“And he said, "Behold, I see the Heavens opened, and the Son of man
standing at the right hand of God." RSV & KJV

“Look!" he said. "I see Heaven opened and the Son of Man standing at the
right side of God!" GNB

“'Look! I can see Heaven thrown open,' he said, 'and the Son of man
standing at the right hand of God.' “ JB

“'Look! I behold the Heavens opened up and the Son of man standing at
God’s right hand.” NWT

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Revelation 4:1 The Doors of Heaven

If there are doors in the


Sky,then the Sky must
be solid

Perhaps the doors


allow movement
through the Sky

See also

Psalm 78:23

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Revelation 4:1 The Doors of Heaven
“After this I looked, and lo, in Heaven an open door! And the first voice,
which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, "Come up hither, and
I will show you what must take place after this." ” RSV & KJV

“At this point I had another vision and saw an open door in Heaven. And the
voice that sounded like a trumpet, which I had heard speaking to me before,
said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this."
GNB

“Then, in my vision, I saw a door open in Heaven and heard the same voice
speaking to me, the voice like a trumpet, saying, 'Come up here: I will show
you what is to take place in the future“ JB

“After these things I saw, and, look! an opened door in Heaven, and the first
voice that I heard was as of a trumpet, speaking with me, saying: “Come on
up here, and I shall show you the things that must take place.” NWT

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Revelation 11:6 Shutting the
Windows of Heaven
If there are Windows in
the Sky, then the
Sky must be solid
When opened, this
allows the waters
above the Firmament
to fall as rain.
See also
Genesis 7:11
Genesis 8:2
Malachi 3:10
2 Chronicles 6:26

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Revelation 11:6 Shutting the
Windows of Heaven
“They have power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their
prophesying” RSV

“These have power to shut Heaven, that it rain not in the days of their
prophecy.” KJV

“They have authority to shut up the sky so that there will be no rain during the
time they proclaim God's message." GNB

“They have the power to lock up the sky so that it does not rain as long as they
are prophesying,“ JB

“'These have the authority to shut up Heaven that no rain should fall during the
days of their prophesying.” NWT

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Revelation 11:6 The the Windows of
Heaven
Water above the Firmament

Firmament

Windows of Heaven

Great Deep

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Heaven in the Sky

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Revelation 12:9
Satan thrown
down to Earth
Satan was thrown out
of Heaven and down
To Earth.
This passage suggests
that Heaven is a place
up in the Sky.
This C19th picture shows
a spherical Earth, but
such an idea is
not found in the Bible.
See also Revelation
12:12 - 13

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Rev 12:8 - 9 Satan thrown down to Earth
“And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the
Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world -- he was thrown down to the
Earth, and his angels were thrown down with him” RSV

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,
which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the Earth, and his angels
were cast out with him.” KJV

“The huge dragon was thrown out---that ancient serpent, named the
Devil, or Satan, that deceived the whole world. He was thrown down to
Earth, and all his angels with him.” GNB

“The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the Devil or Satan, who had
led all the world astray, was hurled down to the Earth and his angels were hurled
down with him“ JB

“'So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil
and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited Earth; he was hurled down to
the Earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.” NWT
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Luke 9: 28-36 The Transfiguration

In this story, Jesus


& some Disciples
go up a mountain
& meet Elijah &
Moses who have
been dead for
centuries.
This suggests that
Heaven is a place
up in the Sky

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Luke 9: 28-36 The Transfiguration
“He took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain
to pray…… And behold, two men talked with him, Moses and Eli'jah”
RSV & KJV

“Jesus took Peter, John, and James with him and went up a hill to pray ……
Suddenly two men were there talking with him. They were Moses & Elijah."
GNB

“He took with him Peter, John and James and went up the mountain to
pray……. And suddenly there were two men talking to him; they were Moses
and Elijah “ JB

“'He took Peter and John and James along and climbed up into the mountain
to pray…… Also, look! two men were conversing with him, who were Moses
and Elijah..” NWT

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Mark 16:19
Ascension of
Jesus
Jesus ascending to
Heaven implies that
Heaven is a place up
in the Sky

See also:
John 6.50 & 51, 62
Acts 1:11

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Mark 16:19 Ascension of Jesus
“So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into
Heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God” RSV

“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into
Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God” KJV

“After the Lord Jesus had talked with them, he was taken up to Heaven and
sat at the right side of God." GNB

“And so the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into
Heaven; there at the right hand of God he took his place“ JB

“So, then, the Lord Jesus, after having spoken to them, was taken up to
Heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.” NWT

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Mark 16: 19 Ascension of Jesus

Heaven Jesus goes


up into the
sky and gets
into Heaven
through one
JC
of the doors
of the
Firmament 

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Acts 10:11–13
Peters sheet
from Heaven

Peter has a message


from God in a dream.

If Angels can come


down from Heaven
holding a sheet full
of food then Heaven
must be a physical
location in the Sky

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Acts 10:11-13 Peters sheet from
Heaven
“And saw the Heaven opened, and something descending, like a great sheet, let
down by four corners upon the Earth.” RSV

“And saw Heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had
been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the Earth: ” KJV

“He saw Heaven opened and something coming down that looked like a large
sheet being lowered by its four corners to the Earth." GNB

“And saw Heaven thrown open and something like a big sheet being let down to
Earth by its four corners; “ JB

“And beheld Heaven opened and some sort of vessel descending like a great
linen sheet being let down by its four extremities upon the Earth” NWT

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2 Cor 12:2-4 Paul in the 3rd Heaven

Paul refers to ascending up into


Heaven, suggesting that Heaven
is up in the Sky.

The 3rd Heaven (Highest Heaven)


is synonymous with Paradise
and so is the place where God
lives.

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2 Cor 12:2-4 Paul in the 3rd Heaven
“I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third
Heaven -- whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.
And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise.” RSV

“I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot
tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught
up to the third Heaven …… How that he was caught up into paradise.” KJV

“I know a certain Christian man who fourteen years ago was snatched up to the
highest Heaven (I do not know whether this actually happened or whether he had
a vision---only God knows). I repeat, I know that this man was snatched to
Paradise." GNB

“I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago -- still in the body? I do not know;
or out of the body? I do not know: God knows -- was caught up right into the third
Heaven. And I know that this man ……. was caught up into Paradise. “ JB

“'I know a man in union with Christ who, fourteen years ago—whether in the body
I do not know, or out of the body I do not know; God knows—was caught away as
such to the third Heaven …… that he was caught away into paradise” NWT
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2 Cor 12:2-4 Paul in the 3rd Heaven

3rd Heaven (Where God lives) These are


2nd Heaven
the likely
1st Heaven locations
(Firmament) (Atmosphere)
of the three
Heavens.

Alternatively,
there might
be three
layers in
Heaven
where
God lives.

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Matthew 24:30 The Second coming
of Christ
Jesus will come down
from Heaven & appear over
Israel & everyone will see him.

This implies that Heaven is up


in the Sky.

Everyone seeing Christ descend


upon Israel implies a Flat Earth.
Only on such a World is a point in
The sky over Israel visible from
All over the Earths surface.

See also Acts1:11


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Matthew 24:30 The Second coming of
Christ
“Then will appear the sign of the Son of man in Heaven, and then all the tribes
of the Earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds
of Heaven with power and great glory; ” RSV & KJV

“Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky; and all the peoples of
Earth will weep as they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with
power and great glory." GNB

“And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in Heaven; then, too, all the
peoples of the Earth will beat their breasts; and they will see the Son of man
coming on the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory“ JB

“'And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in Heaven, and then all the
tribes of the Earth will beat themselves in lamentation, and they will see the Son
of man coming on the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory.” NWT
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Revelation 21:2 Descent of Heavenly
Jerusalem

If the Heavenly
Jerusalem can descend
from Heaven to Earth
then Heaven must be a
physical location up in
the Sky

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Revelation 21:2 Descent of Heavenly
Jerusalem
“And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” RSV

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of
Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. ” KJV

“And I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from
God, prepared and ready, like a bride dressed to meet her husband." GNB

“I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God,
prepared as a bride dressed for her husband. “ JB

“'I saw also the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from
God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” NWT

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Revelation 21:15 - 17 The size of
the Heavenly Jerusalem

The Heavenly Jerusalem


is described As being cube
shaped & measuring
twelve thousand stadia on
each side.

Twelve thousand Stadia is


Equal to about 1500 miles.

The Heavenly Jerusalem is


approximately the size of the
Planet Pluto.

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Revelation 21:15 - 17 The size of the
Heavenly Jerusalem
“Its length the same as its breadth;& he measured the city with his rod, twelve
thousand stadia; its length & breadth & height are equal.” RSV

“The length is as large as the breadth: & he measured the city with the reed,
twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth & the height of it are equal”
KJV

“The city was perfectly square ……. The angel measured the city with his
measuring stick: it was fifteen hundred miles long & was as wide and as high as
it was long." GNB

“Its length the same as its breadth. He measured the city with his rod & it was
twelve thousand furlongs, equal in length & in breadth, & equal in height. “ JB

“Its length is as great as its breadth. & he measured the city with the reed, twelve
thousand furlongs; its length and breadth and height are equal ” NWT
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Revelation 21:15 - 17 The Heavenly
Jerusalem to scale

Heavenly Jerusalem An object greater than


300 miles in diameter
such as this would
collapse under its own
weight into a sphere.

This is why Planets are


Spherical.

It would also collapse


& destroy all life on
Earth and rupture the
Crust .

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Revelation 21:15 - 17 What John
probably imagined

Heavenly Jerusalem
According to
on Earth
Revelation 21:1
the Sky and
the Sea will
disappear at
the End of the
World

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Sheol – The Underground Land of
the Dead

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Subdivisions of Sheol
1. In most of the Old Testament, both virtuous and
wicked went to Sheol after death. There were no
rewards or punishments. There were only a few
exceptions such as Enoch or Elijah.
2. In the New Testament, Sheol appears to have been
subdivided into three parts.
3. Firstly Abraham's Bosom for the virtuous who died
prior to the Resurrection of Jesus
4. Secondly, Gehenna or the Lake of fire where the
wicked dead went.
5. Thirdly, the Abyss, where Satan and rebel Angels
or Demons were normally kept.

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Sheol – Abraham's Bosom and
Gehenna (Lake of Fire)

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Luke 16:22-28 Lazarus in Abraham's
Bosom

Consider the story of Lazarus the Beggar & the Rich Man

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Luke 16:22-28 Lazarus in Abraham's
Bosom

Lazarus dies and Angels carry his Soul to Abraham’s Bosom

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Luke 16:22-28 Lazarus in Abraham's
Bosom

The evil Rich Man dies and ends up in Hell

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Luke 16:22-28 Lazarus in Abraham's
Bosom
Gehenna and
Abraham's Bosom
Are beside
each other

see also

Num 16:32 & 33


1 Sam 28:11–14
Gen 37:35
Job 17:16

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Luke 16:22-28 Abraham's Bosom
“The poor man died & was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man
also died & was buried; & in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, & saw
Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom. ” RSV
“And it came to pass, that the beggar died & was carried by the angels into
Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died & was buried & in Hell he lifted up his eyes,
being in torments, & seeth Abraham afar off, & Lazarus in his bosom” KJV
“The poor man died & was carried by the angels to sit beside Abraham at the feast in
Heaven. The rich man died & was buried, & in Hades, where he was in great pain, he
looked up & saw Abraham, far away, with Lazarus at his side" GNB
“Now it happened that the poor man died & was carried away by the angels into
Abraham's embrace. The rich man also died and was buried. 'In his torment in Hades
he looked up & saw Abraham a long way off with Lazarus in his embrace.“ JB
5

“'Now in course of time the beggar died and he was carried off by the angels to the
bosom [position] of Abraham. Also, the rich man died and was buried.And in Hades
he lifted up his eyes, he existing in torments, and he saw Abraham afar off and
Lazarus in the bosom [position] with him. ” NWT
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Jude 1:7 OT Sinners in Gehenna/Hell

Left; A Sodomite
burning in Hell

Jude indicates
that Old Testament
Sinners such as the
inhabitants of
Sodom & Gomorrah
are deep underground
& burning in the
fires of Gehenna
or Hell

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Jude 1:7 OT Sinners in Gehenna/Hell
“Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise acted
immorally and indulged in unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a
punishment of eternal fire”. (Jude 1:7 RSV)

“Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving
themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an
example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire”. (KJV)

“Remember Sodom and Gomorrah, and the nearby towns, whose people acted as
those angels did and indulged in sexual immorality and perversion: they suffer the
punishment of eternal fire as a plain warning to all.” (GNB)

“Sodom and Gomorrah, too, and the neighboring towns, who with the same sexual
immorality pursued unnatural lusts, are put before us as an example since they are
paying the penalty of eternal fire.” (JB)

“So too Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities about them, after they in the same
manner as the foregoing ones had committed fornication excessively and gone out
after flesh for unnatural use, are placed before [us] as a [warning] example by
undergoing the judicial punishment of everlasting fire.” (NWT)
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The Elysian Fields

The Ancient Greeks believed that the virtuous dead went


to Elysium. Similar ideas are found in the New Testament

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Tartarus and Phlegethon
In Greek Mythology the
underground realm of
Tartarus was surrounded by
Phlegethon, the lake of fire.

Tartarus was originally a


Prison for the Titans who
fought Zeus, but later ,it
also became a place of
punishment for the
wicked dead.

Similar ideas are found in


The New Testament.

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Matthew 12:40 Jesus goes down to the
Underworld during his death.
“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the
Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the Earth. ” RSV

“For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son
of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the Earth. ” KJV

“In the same way that Jonah spent three days and nights in the big fish, so will the
Son of Man spend three days and nights in the depths of the Earth." GNB

“For as Jonah remained in the belly of the sea-monster for three days and three
nights, so will the Son of man be in the heart of the Earth for three days and three
nights“ JB

“For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish three days & three nights, so the
Son of man will be in the heart of the Earth three days & three nights..” NWT
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Romans 10:6-7 Jesus in the Underworld
(With Adam & Eve)

While his
Was in the
Tomb, the
Soul of Jesus
Descended
to Abraham’s
Bosom in
Order to
Preach to
The virtuous
Old Testament
Dead

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Romans 10:6-7 Jesus in the Underworld
“Do not say in your heart, "Who will ascend into Heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ
down) or "Who will descend into the Abyss?" (that is, to bring Christ up from the
dead). ” RSV

“Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into Heaven? (that is, to bring Christ
down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the Deep? (that is, to bring up
Christ again from the dead.) ” KJV

“You are not to ask yourself, Who will go up into Heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ
down). "Nor are you to ask, Who will go down into the world below?" (that is, to
bring Christ up from death). " GNB

“Do not think in your heart, 'Who will go up to Heaven?' -- that is to bring Christ
down; or 'Who will go down to the depths?' -- that is to bring Christ back from the
dead. “ JB

“'Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into Heaven?’ that is, to bring Christ
down; 7 or, ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ that is, to bring Christ up from the
dead.” NWT
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Acts 2:27,31 Jesus in the Underworld
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Acts 2:27,31 Jesus in the Underworld
“For thou wilt not abandon my soul to Hades,nor let thy Holy One see corruption.
…… he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.” RSV

“Because thou wilt not leave my soul in Hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy
One to see corruption…… his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see
corruption. ” KJV

“Because you will not abandon me in the world of the dead; you will not allow
your faithful servant to rot in the grave.…… 'He was not abandoned in the world
of the dead; his body did not rot in the grave'." GNB

“For you will not abandon me to Hades or allow your holy one to see corruption.
…… He is the one who was not abandoned to Hades, and whose body did not
see corruption“ JB

“‘Because you will not leave my soul in Ha´des, neither will you allow your loyal
one to see corruption …… neither was he forsaken in Ha´des nor did his flesh
see corruption.” NWT
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Orpheus in the Greek Underworld
Jesus is not the only
one who was said
to have descended
into the underworld
in order to
rescue somebody

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Matthew 27:52-53 Temporary
Resurrection of Virtuous OT Dead
Left:The Ascension
of the Just Fathers
by Giotto

It seems that as Jesus


was leading the Souls
of the Virtuous Old
Testament dead up to
Heaven, some of them
temporarily reinhabited
their bodies and rose
from the grave.

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Matthew 27:52-53 Temporary
Resurrection of Virtuous OT Dead
“the tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep
were raised, …… they went into the holy city and appeared to many.” RSV

“And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
,…… and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” KJV

“The graves broke open, and many of God's people who had died were raised to
life. …… they went into the Holy City, where many people saw them.” GNB

“The tombs opened and the bodies of many holy people rose from the dead,
and these, after his resurrection, ….. entered the holy city and appeared to a
number of people“ JB

“‘And the memorial tombs were opened and many bodies of the holy ones that had
fallen asleep were raised up, (and persons, …… entered into the holy city,) and they
became visible to many people.” NWT
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Sheol – The Abyss of Demons
(Fallen Angels) & Monsters

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Jude 1:6 Rebel Angels in Underworld
Left; Casting out the
rebellious angels by
William Blake
Jude seems to be saying
that rebel angels are
held in a dark underground
prison. This seems to
be in Sheol.
(See also 2 Peter 2:4 &
Luke 8:31 & Rev 20:3 )
The story has similarities
with the Greek legend of
Zeus imprisoning the
rebellious Titans in Tartarus

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Zeus banished the Titans to Tartarus

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Jude 1:6 Rebel Angels in Sheol
“And the angels that did not keep their own position but left their proper dwelling
have been kept by him in eternal chains in the nether gloom” (RSV)

“And the angels, which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he
hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness” (KJV)

“Remember the angels who did not stay within the limits of their proper authority,
but abandoned their own dwelling place: they are bound with eternal chains in the
darkness below,.” (GNB)

“And the angels who did not keep to the authority they had, but left their appointed
sphere, he has kept in darkness in eternal bonds” (Jude 1:6 JB)

“And the angels that did not keep their original position but forsook their own
proper dwelling place he has reserved with eternal bonds under dense darkness
(Jude 1:6 NWT)
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Revelation 20:1–10 Satan
imprisoned in the Abyss

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Revelation 20:1–10 Satan imprisoned
in the Abyss
“And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, &
bound him for a thousand years, & threw him into the pit, & shut it.” (RSV)

“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, &
bound him a thousand years, & cast him into the bottomless pit, & shut him up”
(KJV)

“He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent---that is, the Devil, or Satan---and
chained him up for a thousand years. The angel threw him into the abyss &
locked it,” (GNB)

“He overpowered the dragon, that primeval serpent which is the Devil and Satan,
and chained him up for a thousand years. He hurled him into the Abyss and shut
the entrance” (JB)

“'And he seized the dragon, the original serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and
bound him for a thousand years. And he hurled him into the abyss and shut [it]
(NWT)
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Revelation 9 & 13 Monsters come up
out of Abyss
The Abyss
Below the
Earth seems
to also contain
various
Monsters &
be ruled by a
Demon called
Abbadon or
Apollyon

(See also
Rev 17:8)

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Location of Gehenna,Abraham's
Bosom & the Abyss

This are
the likely
locations
of
Abraham’s Bosom Gehenna,
(Hell)
Abraham's
Bosom
Gehenna & the
Abyss
Abyss of
Demons

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Conclusion

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The Biblical Map of the World (NT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All the parts
  of the World
 
  Europe mentioned in
 
  Descendants of Japheth the Bible fit
 
 
 
into this map.
 
  Asia
 
Descendants
The Americas,
  Jerusalem
 
  of Shem East Asia,
  Sub-Saharan
  Africa
 
  Descendants Africa and
  of Ham Australia
were unknown
to the writers
of the Bible

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The Biblical Cosmos (See next page)

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Legend for Biblical Cosmos

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