Digital Hamurabbi Takes Down Hugh Ross

Hugh Ross is a highly educated man. He holds a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Toronto and runs the website Reasons to Believe, a Christian apologetics organization. But while Ross may be quite knowledgeable when it comes to cosmology, his understanding of biblical texts is lackluster. Ross sees in biblical texts scientific pronouncements that would have been considered quite advanced for writers of that age. But anyone familiar with Ancient Near East literature generally and the biblical texts specifically knows that the biblical authors weren’t aware of plate tectonics or the Big Bang or cosmic expansion. They weren’t scientists and were writing for religious reasons almost exclusively.

In a video recently posted by @digi_hammurabi on their YouTube channel we see a takedown of Ross and his concordist views of the Bible, specifically with regards to the phrase “stretching out the heavens.” They show that the biblical phrase doesn’t refer to cosmic expansion but something else entirely, something featured in other ANE texts. 

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