Continental Drift.
Tectonic Plates.
Tectonic Plates.


I AM THAT I AM loves me. John 3:16
Earth Science. Biblical.


Continental Drift.
Tectonic Plates.

Copyright (C) by Noelene Rout 4th May 2007
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In the early 1900's Alfred Wegener (say Vay-guh-ner) put forth his theory of continental drift, it was rejectd by geologists, they made fun of him, and many who supported his ideas were ridiculed, and dismissed.

The crust of the earth is broken up into plates, the plates which are about 100 kilometers thick are seated upon a layer of rocks which are themselves floating upon molten rock that is beneath them..The plates move slowly, about ten centimetres a year, and they cover long distances over periods which span millions of years. Molten rock within the earth causes the plates to move.

Thousands of years ago within the pages of the Holy Bible in two books, one called Isaiah, and the other called Job, God told us about, the plates, he also told us about the molten rock that is beneath the surface of the earth.

Let us have a look at the scripture from the bible that refers to the breaking up of the earth into plates.
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

We need now to look at the Hebrew meaning of the words spreadeth abroad.
Spreadeth abroad.. Raqa say raw-kah' A 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).

Lets substitute the words "spread into plates" for the words "spreadeth abroad" and read that scripture again.
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 spread into plates the earth by myself; Isiaah 44:24

Lets use all of those Hebrew words to see what was done to the earth.
The earth was pounded..The earth was expanded..The earth was expanded by hammering..The earth was beaten..The earth was stamped..The earth was stretched..The earth stretched out..The earth was made broad..The earth was spread abroad..The earth was spread forth..The earth was spread over..The earth was spread out..The earth was spread into plates..The crust of the earth spread out, forth, and over, and it broke up into gigantic slabs of rock..The earth is a circle..Isaiah 40:22..Gigantic plates of rock curve over the surface of the circular earth.

Now let us look at the scripture from Job that tells us about the molten rock that is beneath the surface of the earth.

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

For this scripture we need to look at Hebrew meanings for the words "under" "turned up" and "fire".
Under.. ? tachath say takh'-ath From the same as ? to^ach; the bottom (as depressed); below, beneath, underneath, under, (from) under, in (the) same place, in the (place of, room of, stead of), for sake of, flat, unto, where (fore, with), whereas, when, was mine. See: Strongs Exhaustive Concordance 8478 & 8430

Turned Up.. haphak say haw-vak' A primitive root; to turn (about, over), by implication to change, overturn, return, pervert: - 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, be (come), give, retire, make (a bed), perverse.

Fire.. ? Esh say aysh A primitive word; fire, fiery, flaming, burning, hot, fire.

Let's substitute Hebrew meanings for the english words and read that scripture again.
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and below, beneath, (underneath)under it is (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), turned up as it were fiery, flaming, burning, hot, fire. Job 28:25

Beneath the earth's crust there is fiery, flaming, burning, hot, fire, (magma, molten rock) that is (to) change, (constantly) tumbling, (turning upside down). The earth's rocks are changed in the fiery, flaming, burning, hot, molten rock that is beneath the earth.

The constant movements of the fiery, flaming, burning, hot, fire, that is beneath the crust of the earth, causes the plates that are seated upon it to move about. Job 28:5..Isaiah 44:25

About 250 million years ago there was one mass of dry land upon the earth, scientists have named that land mass Pangaea. It was a giant supercontinent. The southern part of Pangaea was called Gondwana, and the northern part was called Laurasia.

Pangaea is mentioned in chapter 1 verses 8 and 9 of the book of Genesis which is found in, the Holy Bible.
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.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:8,9

The earth was once a massive ball of esh (fiery, flaming, burning hot molten rock..Job 28:5). Gases were escaping from the earth, and the gases formed an atmosphere (a blanket of vapours that surrounded the earth), and mayim (water) was formed from the gases that escaped from the earth. And the earth was covered with mayim (water), and then, over 250 million years ago, the one sea of water that covered the earth gathered together into one place, and the dry land mass which is now called Pangaea, appeared.

Antarctica, Australia, Africa, India and South America were parts of Gondwana. North Amercia, Europe and Asia were parts of Laurasia.

Around 200 million years ago the consuming fire..Psalm 84:11..Hebrews 12:29..(LORD) that maketh all things began to spread Pangaea into plates. Laurasia, the northern section of Pangaea was seated in the warm tropical Zone, and Gondwana the southern part of Pangaea sat in the freezing temperatures of the South Pole.

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