The word "firmament" that appears in the Bible is a reference to the expanse of heavens that are above the Earth. The word appears nine times in the Book of Genesis.
Firmament worked to form a division between the waters below and water above. In Genesis 1:6-8, the word is referenced in the sentence, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water, and let it divide the water from the waters." The word is used 17 times in the Bible, including in Psalms. In Ezekiel, firmament appears five times and only once in Daniel. Firmament is only used in older translations of the Bible.Learn More
Beelzebub in the Bible is another name for Satan, or the Devil. He is otherwise known as Apollyon, the prince of this world, the tempter, the god of this world and the prince of the power of the air.Full Answer >
Many authors wrote the Bible; approximately 30 writers contributed to the creation of the Old Testament, and 10 writers wrote the New Testament. The Prophet Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, before 1400 B.C. The Apostle John wrote the last book of the Bible around 95 A.D.Full Answer >
In the Bible, Jedidiah is an alternative name for Solomon. Solomon was the son of King David and his wife, Bath-sheba.Full Answer >
Jews and Christians believe that the ultimate author of the Bible is God, via more or less direct inspiration given to human writers. Who and how many people were involved in the writing of the Bible is a matter of both historical and religious debate.Full Answer >