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Circle of the Earth
Dome of Heaven • Vault of Heaven
Dictionaries
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Circle of the Earth
circle of the earth. The prophet Isaiah says that God “sits enthroned above the circle of the earth” (Isa. 40:22). The Hebrew word for “circle” here is ḥûg H2553, which occurs in two other passages (Job 22:14, referring to the “vault” or “dome” of heaven, and Prov. 8:27, which says that God traced
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Earth, Circle of the
earth, circle of the. A phrase used once in the Bible to emphasize God’s greatness: “He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, / and its people are like grasshoppers” (Isa. 40:22). The word for “circle,” ḥûg H2553, is combined with “heaven” in another passage, where it appears to mean “vault”
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Dome: Architectonics
Dome: ArchitectonicsA radially symmetrical vault covering a space that is circular, square, or equilaterally polygonal in plan (as seen from above). Though common in small radial buildings like tombs and → martyria from the very earliest days of state-sanctioned Christianity, the dome did not become