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Mountain Ranges.
The Himalayas as seen from space.
The Himalayas as seen from space.


 
Earth Science. Biblical.

Mountain Ranges.

Copyright (C) by Noelene Rout 3rd June 2007
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The scripture used on this page is taken from, The Old King James Bible.

Hebrew words used on this page can be found in Bible Concordances.

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Here is the scripture:
24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; Isaiah 44:24

Here is the scripture again with the Hebrew meaning of the words "spreadeth abroad" included.
24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that [raqa..Primitive root; to pound the earth (as a sign of passion), by analogy to expand (by hammering), beat, stamp, stretch (out), make broad, be made broad, spread abroad, spread forth, spread over, spread out, spread into plates, to overlay (with thin sheets of metal).] spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; Isiaah 44:24

The outer layer of the earth is called the crust. The crust of the earth is cracked. The pieces of earth that lie between the cracks are called plates. The plates of the earth look like the broken pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that once fitted together.

Millions of years ago there was one mass of land upon the earth.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. Genesis 1:8,9

Scientists have called that land mass Pangaea. Around 250 million years ago the LORD that maketh all things started breaking (spreading) Pangaea into plates. Isaiah 44:24

The earth's continents and the sea are seated upon the broken plates. The plates are slowly and constantly moving, they move at the rate of about 10 centimeters a year. Fiery molten rock beneath the earth's surface is causing the plates to move about.

Here is the scripture.
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire. Job 28:25

Here is the interpreted scripture using Hebrew meaning of the words "under" "turned up" and "fire".
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and below, beneath, under, (underneath) it is turned up (to) turn (about, over), turn (aside, back, to the contrary, every way, again), (to) be (turned), be turned aside, (be) turned up, (be) turned to the contrary, turning of things upside down, overturn, tumble, overthrow, be overthrown, (to) change, be changed, be (converted), as it were fiery, flaming, burning, hot, fire. Job 28:25 Use your Strongs e-sword Concordance, or, See: "Continental Drift".

The movements of the plates upon the earth cause, volcano's, earthquakes, tsunami's, and other natural disasters. Mountains are also builded, by colliding and crashing plates.

Mountains Ranges.
When the plates move towards and crash against one another, the edges of the plates crack and buckle and crumple, and over millions of years, this cracking, and buckling, and crumpling builds great mountain ranges upon the earth. A mountain range is a group of mountains that are lying beside one another. Ranges of mountains that are joined together are called mountain chains.

The Himalayas, the Rockies, the Andes, Mount Everest.
The highest and longest mountains ranges upon the earth are the Himalayas, the Andes, and the Rockies. These mountains are still growing higher because they are seated near the edges of plates which are being forced together.

Mount Everest, the tallest mountain upon the earth, is situated among, the Himalayan mountains.

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