Let's pretend it's two thousand years ago and you're shown a vision of the earth from the moon. Is it a sphere to you? perhaps. I would call it a circle. Concept is the same.
So...the hebrews saw the earth from the moon and thought it was a flat disk? Yet the greeks and egyptians knew it was a sphere. I don't follow. And is there not a different hebrew word for sphere? If that was what they meant, why did they not use it?
For me, the 'tent like a canopy' is just a way of getting the thought across.
I thought the tent canopy analogy was apt. It describes a more or less flat ground with a more or less firm, dome-ish cover over it. That was indeed how the hebrews perceived it. When yhwh parted the waters...
6 And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ 7So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so.
the dome - or sometimes "firmament" - was the sky. It was solid and held the waters above
. Stars were apparently glued to its inner surface. When yhwh flooded the earth, he opened the windows of heaven and let the water flow in.
A more complete argument can be found here
I don't know why it is such a problem for xians to admit the bible gets this wrong. It was written by an unremarkable, technologically backward people even for their time. You don't expect it to mention particle physics do you? Or thermodynamics? You do not seem to throw a fit claiming that it does indeed correctly state Ohms law. It does not predict the Americas or even Europe. How in the world could they be expected to know the world wasn't flat? They were too busy playing with their urim and thummim.
So just admit it. The ancient jews thought their planet was like a snow globe, only with the water outside it.
I have another good one for you:
4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Good one? That was a total cop out. It was a forfeit. It was a tacit admission of defeat. Hang your head in shame.
Or wait, were you giving Blaziken advice to not answer you?