I want to encourage you to read the entire post, but…
There’s no simple yes or no answer to such a question if only because geocentrism was so much taken for granted at that time that it could be treated as a given, a universal assumption, and thus there was no need to “teach” it. The same could be said about “flat-earth-ism” pre-600 BCE in the Near East.
Which leaves open the question of what other “assumptions” the Hebrew writers of the Bible took for granted concerning kingship, laws, gods, religious beliefs and rites? How can one know they are “true” assumptions or whether they need to be reinterpreted based on later knowledge, like the geocentric passages in the Bible? This also raises the question of whether the Scriptures can indeed “interpret themselves?” Can they?
I don’t go that far as to then turn it around and question the other ‘assumptions’ as I see that while the Scriptures are inspired by God, they still contain that human element, which is of course language and simple understanding.
But, my friends, Babinski has some serious questions – and I’ll let you decide if they can be, or should be, answered.
- Geocentrism? Seriously? Yup (thechurchofjesuschrist.us)
- The Scriptural Basis for a Geocentric Cosmology? Part 1 (thechurchofjesuschrist.us)
- A Week with Geocentrism – Galileo Was what? (thechurchofjesuschrist.us)
- Calvin, Luther and Melanchthon believed Geocentricity? (thechurchofjesuschrist.us)
- The Scriptural Basis for a Geocentric Cosmology – Scriptural Cosmology (thechurchofjesuschrist.us)
- Verses for Geocentrism (thechurchofjesuschrist.us)