The Bible is full of scientific insights revealed long before man discovered them. One example is a question God asked Job, “Have you walked in the recesses of the deep?” In another passage, David referred to the “channels of the sea” (2 Samuel 22:16). The Hebrew word for recesses refers to that which is “hidden, and known only by investigation.” What are these recesses of the deep (the Hebrew word for deep is the same word used for seas or oceans)?

For thousands of years mankind considered the ocean as nothing more than a relatively shallow, sandy extension from one continent to another. It wasn't until the Glomar Challenger expedition (1973-1976) that the first comprehensive scientific exploration of the ocean took place. One of the discoveries was a five-mile-deep canyon under the Pacific Ocean. Numerous other “recesses” have been found since that time, including one near the Philippines which is almost seven miles deep! One wonders how the writer of Job knew there were “recesses in the deep?” Was it just a lucky guess or was it revealed to him by our Creator?

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, November 21.

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