The work of Edwin Hubble in the 1900s and Saul Perlmutter in the 1990s has helped us to understand that the universe is expanding. Until their work, this idea was counter-intuitive, and a static universe was what most scientists believe to be the case.
Is it true that scripture hints at the expanding universe? These verses, all of them written long before Christ, could be interpreted that way:
Job 9:8 –
He alone spreads out the heavens,
And treads on the waves of the sea;
Psalm 104:2 –
Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment,
Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.
Thus says God the Lord,
Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it,
Who gives breath to the people on it,
And spirit to those who walk on it:
Jerimiah 10:12 –
He has made the earth by His power,
He has established the world by His wisdom,
And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.
Zechariah 12:1 –
The burden of the word of the Lord against Israel. Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: