Tuesday, January 24, 2023

What Are the Pillars of the Earth?

By Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2002-2023

The first thing that I want to make abundantly clear, concerning this phrase “pillars of the earth, (whenever it is used in scripture), it is most often used as a metaphor of our Creator’s “strength, and stability.Sometimes, the phrase is used to describe core principles or values of how something within creation functions. In other cases, we have heard an Idiomatic expression, where a well-respected person is called “A pillar in the communityor “A pillar of the church.

Pictured here is an illustration of the earth spinning on its axis. Earth’s rotational axis is tilted at about a 23.5 degree angle between an objects axis of rotation, and its orbital axis, perpendicular to the orbital plane. 

Although we cannot see the imaginary magnetic poles, we know they are there, keeping the earth stable, so that it will not be taken off it’s orbital course. This is what is meant in 1st Chronicles 16:30, where it says: “Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.” 

The key to understanding this verse, is to look up the Hebrew meaning for the word “moved, which literally means “To be taken off course, to have it’s poles bent. We cannot properly understand the meaning of 1st Chronicles 16:30 without first doing a study on how this word is used in other passages of Scripture. Below are a couple of examples, where the word “moved,is not being used in the literal sense of motion, but rather, it is used to describe an emotional or spiritual state of tranquility:

Psalm 10:6 He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity. 

Psalm 13:4 Lest my enemy says, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved

Below, is an illustration that is often used by those peddling the Flat Earth narrative. 

As you can, see, by this Flat Earth graphic, the earth is supposedly resting on foundations, which have pillars below Sheol. The only problem with this model, is that the earth hangs on nothing: 

Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing. 

In Psalm 75:3 Asaph quotes Elohiym: “The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.” 

The context is Yah’s judgment of the wicked “inhabitants of the earth being dissolved.” At a time of his choosing, YaHuWaH will bring down the evildoers, and exalt the righteous. The shaking “pillars” of the earth in this Psalm seem to be a reference to unsteadiness and unrest in society, due to the onslaught of wicked men. 

Elohiym promises to intervene, and restore society to stability. Or it could be that the “pillars” in Psalm 75:3 are the righteous, whom YaHuWaH promises to keep from spiritually falling . 

In the following passage, the Assembly of Elohiym are being described as “pillars,” and “the ground of truth.”

1st Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself in the house of Elohiym, which is the Assembly of the living Elohiym, the pillar and ground of the truth.

Another place where people are likened unto “pillars,” is seen in Revelation 3:12.

Revelation 3:12 Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my Elohiym, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my Elohiym, and the name of the city of my Elohiym, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my Elohiym: and I will write upon him my new name.

Often, when scripture uses the phrase “the pillars of the earth,” it is not a scientific description of the shape of the earth. These phrases are not describing literal pillars on which the earth sits upon. In most cases, this phrase “the pillars of the earth” is a poetic way to denote foundations, strength, and stability.  

We have often heard people use an expression such as “The Police Chief in our town, has been a pillar in our community.”

In the following passage, Hannah is bringing her petition to Elohiym, as she was barren, and wanted him to bless her with a son. This was her prayer:

1st Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH are YaHuWaH’s, and he has set the WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] upon them. 

The Hebrew word for “pillar” in the above passage, is as follows in the Concordance:

#4690 matsuwqmawt-sook SOMETHING NARROW, i.e. A COLUMN, a hilltop, PILLAR, TO SITUATE. 

The root word is as follows: 

#6693 tsuwq tsook a primitive root; TO COMPRESS i.e. (figuratively) oppress, distress:--CONSTRAIN distress, lie sore, to STRAIGHTEN

The earth is slightly compressed at the Equator, which causes it to bulge, and thus makes the earth ever so slightly as an “Oblate Sphere.” The earth’s axis causes it’s position to be tilted, so that it is “constrained,” and therefore, it will “NOT MOVE OFF ITS ORBITAL COURSE!”

In this next passage of scripture, the word “pillar” is a different Hebrew word:

Psalm 75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the PILLARS of it. Selah.

The Hebrew word for “pillar” in the above passage, is as follows in the Concordance:


The word “pillars” in Psalm 75:3 could be speaking of righteous people (as I already described). However, it could also be describing what causes the earth to move and to spin. We get a clue from the following verse, as this is an end-time prophecy. Its meaning can only be understood, by reading it from the beginning in context.

Isaiah 24:19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, THE EARTH IS MOVED EXCEEDINGLY. 

The word “MOVED” in the above passage is as follows: 

#4131 & #4132 MOWT- TO WAVER, BE OUT OF COURSE, A POLE (as shaking), hence, a yoke, a BENT POLE, A BAR, BE MOVED, STAFF.

The context of Isaiah 24 is speaking of the end-times, and the judgement that will come upon the earth, due to the increase of the wickedness of humanity.

Isaiah 24:1 Behold, YHWH makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof

When looking at the Hebrew word for “empty” in the above verse, it is #1238, in the Concordance, “baqaq,” which means “TO DEPOPULATE!” 

We have been seeing this phenomenon with our very eyes, since the Plandemic of 2020, and the subsequent deaths occurring, due to the poisonous vaccines. 

Isaiah 24:1 is also describing a literal shift in the magnetic poles of the earth, which Scientists had been predicting for years, and is now underway. We are currently witnessing strange weather patterns around the world, as the magnetic North Pole, is shifting, and trading places with the magnetic South Pole. In other words, the earth's poles are literally being “turned upside down!”

If the earth is turned upside down on a flat earth, we have a serious problem. All the water from the oceans will fill up the dome, and everyone will drown. Additionally, the sun and the moon from inside the dome will also be covered in water. Please see my other blog entitled: Is the Earth Fixed & Immovable?

What are the Pillars of the Earth? 

Earth has two primary motions: REVOLUTION & ROTATION. 

The Earth is a “GIANT GYROSCOPE,” spinning on its axis. There are three places in Scripture, where the earth is described as having “pillars.” 

These “pillars,” are Earth’s Axis or poles! 

As a matter of fact, the Hebrew word for “MOVED” (MOWT) literally means “A BENT POLE, TO BE TAKEN OFF COURSE.” 

Therefore, when Scripture says that “The earth shall not be moved,
(1st Chronicles 16:30), it is using this Hebrew word “mowt,” which means that the earth will not have its “POLES/PILLARS BENT, NEITHER WILL IT BE TAKEN OFF ITS ORBITAL COURSE!” 

In the Greek Septuagint, Isaiah 40:22 says that the earth is a “GYRO” (something that GYRATES/ROTATES). The earth’s annual orbit of the sun, takes a bit more than 365 days per year (hence, a leap year with 366 days every four years in order to “catch up”). 

The earth’s POLES SHIFTED after the flood in Noah’s day, causing the earth to take 5 days longer to make a full revolution around the sun. We know this, because in the days of Noah, the Ark rested upon the waters for 150 days (5 months of 30 days each). See Genesis 7:24 & 8:3. 

However, just before the ministry of the Two Witnesses begins, “The days shall be shortened,” because the earth’s poles will once again shift, so that it will only take 360 days for the earth to make a full revolution around the sun! See my other blog entitled “Except Those Days Should be Shortened”

In Revelation 11:4, the ministry of the Two Witnesses lasts for 1,260 days, which when divided by 3.5 years is exactly 30 days for each month. See my other blog to learn more about who the Two Witnesses are: Who Are the Two Witnesses?

We are going back to the days of Noah, when “The days were shorter!” This is taking place right now, as there are reports since CERN activated their particle collider on July 5th, 2022, that the earth's poles are shifting rapidly! 

Isaiah 24:19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, THE EARTH IS MOVED EXCEEDINGLY

The Hebrew word for “MOVED” is “MOWT” which means “TO WAVER, TO BE OUT OF COURSE, A BENT POLE, A BAR, A STAFF.” 


However, the earth is currently undergoing a major POLE SHIFT, just as when a woman is about to give birth, the baby in the womb turns upside down, and prepares to come through the birth canal! 

Isaiah 24:1 Behold, YHWH makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and TURNS IT UPSIDE DOWN, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof. 

Additional Understanding of the Pillars of the Earth 

Stephen Pidgeon has a great article on his website explaining the four pillars of the earth, (which directly ties into Earth’s Axis or poles). I will not share the entire article, but I will quote a few sections of his article. You will have to visit his website and watch the video, to learn more. The Pillars of the Earth by Stephen Pidgeon

Dr. Pidgeon begins by explaining the definition of a pillar: 

“A pillar is a stone cylinder supporting a portion of a building. An example can be seen in the US Capitol building. In a broader sense, the term pillar is used to describe anything that provides major structural support. So the part of a microscope that holds the lenses rigidly in place is called a pillar, even though it is not made of stone, and is not supporting any part of a building. The term is also used metaphorically to describe fundamental or core elements of a religion or philosophy, as, for example, in the “The Five Pillars of Islam,or the Thirteen Pillars of Judaism.” 

The Four Pillars of the Earth are seen in Genesis 1:14: And Elohiym said, Let there be lights in the expanse (raqiya, firmament) of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:  

1.) Shanah (Year). 
2.) Mo’ediym (Seasons). 
3.) Chodesh (Monthly cycles). 
4.) Yomiym (Days). 

Marias insertion here:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 40:22 It is he that sits (yashab, marries) upon the circle (chuwg, sphere) of the earth (erets, land), and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain (doq – crumbling powder), and spreads them out as a tent (ohel – tabernacle) to dwell in.

The word interpreted as circle is the word chuwg (חוּג) (Strong’s #2329), which is interpreted as a circle, or a circuit, compass, or a sphere. The Hebrew word for establish (yashab) has wedding covenant language attached to it:

#H3427 yashab yaw-shab' a primitive root; properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry: abide, continue, (cause to, make to) endure, establish, habitation.

As you can see, YaHuWaH sees the earth as his bride, and those who are his in the earth, he will marry at his return. To learn how the rotation of the earth is directly tied to the seven annual feasts of YaHuWaH, and the future “Marriage Supper of the Lamb, see my other blog entitled: Why Does the Bride Circle Around Her Bridegroom Seven Times?

Now, let’s take a look at the word for curtain. In the Hebrew, the word in this passage is doq (דֹּק) (Strong’s #H1852), which is typically translated into the English as something crumbling, i.e. fine (as a thin cloth). In the last instance, it is also interpreted as a curtain. 

However, if we look at the root for doq, we find the word daqaq (דָּקַק) (Strong’s #H1854), which is dâqaq. We see that the word doq in the first instance means something crumbling, and we see now that its root daqaq means to crumble, to make dust, to make into powder. So, at this point, this passage could easily read as follows: 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 40:22 It is he that sits (marries) upon the orbit (sphere) of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as locusts; that stretches out the heavens as a crumbling powder, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in.

Finally, let’s review the last word for tent. 

In the Hebrew, the word is ohel (אֹהֶל) (Strong’s #H168), which is generally interpreted as a tent, but also means a covering, a dwelling place, a home, or even a tabernacle. Let’s use tabernacle instead of tent in this instance: 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 40:22 It is he that establishes the circuit (rotation) of the earth, and establishes the inhabitants thereof as locusts; that stretches out the heavens like a crumbling powder, and spreads them out as a tabernacle in which to dwell.

Dr. Pidgeons article continues here:

1.) Pillar Number One: Years/Shanayim – established by the orbit of the earth. The year is achieved with the arrival of the earth at its starting point along its circuit. This moment is called the New Year (Rosh Ha’Shanah) and has been celebrated by every culture on earth since the beginning of recorded history (although the date of such completion varies from culture to culture). 

Bere’shiyth (Genesis) 1:14 And Elohiym said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens (raqiya, firmament) to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for appointed feasts, and for days, and years.

Marias insertion here:

In the above verse, we see four purposes (four foundational principles or pillars) that govern the way YaHuWaH orders time, using the lights in the heavens:

1.) The stars/constellations are for signs.
2.) The lunar cycles (moon) are for keeping the months, and the appointed feasts.
3.) The sun measures the 24-hour day, which is divided into two halves of 12 hours.
4.) The sun also measures the year, for when the earth makes a full revolution around the sun, it is called a “Tequwphah.” 

#8622 tquwphah tek-oo-faw' or tquphah {tek-oo-faw'}; from 5362; a revolution, i.e. (of the earth around the sun) course, (of time) lapse:--circuit, come about, end.

Dr. Pidgeons article continues here:

This begs the question, doesn’t it? What is a year? Answer: It is the annual renewed cycle of the orbit of the earth. In a geocentric model, (assuming a planet and a separate sun), the sun orbits the earth daily. 

Therefore, an annual cycle appears irrelevant, unless you are somehow marking the abnormalities found in the pathways of the sun. And for what purpose would such anomalies exist? 

#2.) Pillar Number Two: Seasons/Mo’ediym – established by the tilt of the earth. 

Shemoth (Exodus) 13:5-10 is where YaHuWaH commands his people to keep his seven annual feasts, beginning with Passover, in the first month of the year. Verse 10 says You shall therefore guard this ordinance in his appointed time from year to year. 

We not only find that years appear (which are irrelevant to an earth-orbiting sun), but also that seasons (mo’ediym) appear, and are calculated and called appointed times in scripture. 

Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes) 3:1-2 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.

Marias insertion here:

Once again, there are four purposes listed in the above passage, showing that there are four seasons in the life of people, plants and animals:

1.) A time to be born (birth).
2.) A time to die (death).
3.) A time to plant (sowing seed).
4.) A time to pluck up (harvest).

Dr. Pidgeons article continues here:

The seasons also do not appear in an earth-orbiting sun schedule, unless such a schedule suffers from anomalies and inordinacies that have no rhyme or reason. 

Why should the days get longer, and the nights shorter in the northern countries (again, northern is a term which cannot exist except on a spherical earth), and the days get shorter and the nights longer in the southern countries? 

Yet such a question is easily answered when we recognize the tilt of the earth, causes the north pole leaning toward the sun in the summer, and leaning away from the sun in the winter. 

The seasons have been regularly calculated since the construction of the pyramids (and possibly earlier), as they are indented in the middle and facing exactly due north (again, a concept that only exists on a spherical earth), which yields equidistant shadows on the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. Again these only exist if there are seasons, which have no logical impetus in a geocentric model.

#3.) Pillar Number Three: Months/Chodesh – established by the renewed cycle of the moon in orbit around the earth. The cycles of the moon called chodesh in the Hebrew, (renewing cycle – the moon is called yire’ach) also evidences a spherical earth, an orbiting moon around the earth, and a heliocentric model demonstrating the shadow of the earth on the moon throughout its semi-regular cycle of orbit. 

It is the regular cycle which occurs every 28-30 days that gives us months (moon’ths). Why would such a cycle exist in a model which has the sun orbiting above the earth? It would be irrelevant. Day unto day; night unto night, months and years would factor as nothing. 

#4.) Pillar Number Four: Days/Yomiym – established by the daily rotation of the earth. 

Bere’shiyth 1:14 states that the stars, the sun and the moon are also given to us for days (yomiym). We see that in Bere’shiyth 1:5, that the evening and the morning were the first day. This calculation is made, based on the setting of the sun. 

Simply put, the sun goes down, when the day has ended. But because it is a renewing cycle, the day also begins when the day ends. This is best understood when looking at a circle (in two dimensions) or a sphere (in three dimensions). 

In a circle, the starting point is also the ending point. Some may say that the day should begin with sunrise, in which case the day would also end at sunrise. Yet Scripture gives us evening first (Genesis 1:5). Nowhere in Scripture can you find that the day should begin in the middle of the night. 

The Four Pillars of the Earth are principals upon which we locusts rely to live on this earth. How many can say I live without regard to years, seasons, months and days? 

Yet, these principals are set forth very early in Scripture – in the first chapter of Bere’shiyth (Beginnings). 

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