God said in His Word that “He imparted weight to the wind.” [Job 28:24-25.] Man did not discover that air had weight until 1643. Evangelista Torricelli, Galileo's student, built the first barometer to measure the pressure and weight of air.

The pressure exerted by the movement of individual air molecules is quite small; but our atmosphere is over 100 miles thick, and the total pressure of gravity pulling on all of this air downward is quite significant. Although we cannot feel the pressure (except when the air is moving), air is pressing in on us with a force of 14.7 pounds per square inch. The total air pressure pushing onto the outside surface of a typical human body exceeds 20,000 pounds of force! The only reason we are not instantly squashed is that the same pressure exists inside each of our cells pushing outward.

How could the author of Job have known that air has weight 3,000 years before modern science proved this fact?

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, May 25.

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