ROTATION ON THE EARTHS AXIS
The Bible affirms that the earth has a rotation, and that it is like a piece of pottery being turned on the potter’s wheel. A perfect description literally of what the earth looks like in space as it turns on its axis.
Job 38.12- Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
Here God specifically asks Job if he knows how to dictate the time of day by taking hold of the earth.
Specifically God is stating that the earth’s movement dictates how and where the morning beings or ends. The bible is showing us not only that the earth has a rotation but that its rotation is directly proportional to how we receive sunlight here on earth.
God also reveals to Job a parallel of how the earth looks by talking about a piece of clay on the potter’s wheel (turns on its seal). That just as the potter is stationary to the clay, like the sun is stationary to the earth, the earth turns on its axis to receive the light of the sun.
Picture by: Dennis Nilsson