So you think the author was not talking of the spiritual heaven being stretched with more inhabitants?@The_Box
ISAIAH 40: 22
It Is He Who Sits Above
The Sphere Of Earth,
Its Inhabitants Like
Stretches The Heavens...
1600 Hundred Years before proven the Earth was Round
Notice how he also mentions stretching the heavens
(expansion of the universe, also not or could've been known)
So No, it was not their belief the earth was flat!!
And if you do not, explain to me just how the author would know what you think he knows? Do you think a god whispered the info into his ear?
You guys love to call things "metaphors" until you find it convenient to use a line to claim some knowledge that could not be known.