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Just how far is the east from the west?

Psalm 103:12

Psalms 103:1 - 22

ESV - 1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.

Clarify Share Report Asked September 22 2021 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Since east and west are by definition opposite directions, the thought being expressed by the verse is speaking of that characteristic to the greatest possible degree in a two-dimensional flat plane (in other words, an infinite distance), rather than the case of a spherical surface such as earth, where lines on the surface of the sphere that start from a given point and go directly west and east will eventually meet again on the opposite side of the sphere.

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