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Job 38:4-8 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

Job 38:29-30 OUT OF WHOSE WOMB CAME THE ICE? and the hoary frost of heaven, who had gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

Job 37:14.15 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. Doest thou know when God disposed them, AND CAUSED THE LIGHT OF HIS CLOUD TO SHINE?

Job 26:7,9 He stretcheth out the north over the EMPTY PLACE, and hangeth the earth upon nothing...He holdeth back the FACE OF HIS THRONE, and spreadeth his CLOUD upon it.

Isaiah 14:12-15 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou has said in thine heart, I will ascend INTO HEAVEN, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, IN THE SIDES OF THE NORTH: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, TO THE SIDES OF THE PIT.

Isaiah 33:14-15 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil.

Psalms 48:2, "Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the SIDES OF THE NORTH, the city of the great king."

Psalms 135:7 "He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth..."

Jeremiah 51:16 "When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth THE VAPOURS TO ASCEND FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures."

William F. Warren in his scholarly work, PARADISE FOUND, THE CRADLE OF THE HUMAN RACE AT THE NORTH POLE, quotes from a translation by A.M. Sayce taken from a book called RECORDS OF THE PAST, "We are told of a dwelling which 'the gods created for' the first human beings--a dwelling in which 'they became great' and 'increased in numbers,' and the location of which is described in words exactly corresponding to those of Iranian, Indian, Chinese, Eddaic and Aztecan literature; namely, 'in the center of the earth.'" (Warren, p. 240)

GENESIS 2:8-14 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah where there is gold, And the gold of that land is good; there is bdellium and onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon; the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia, And the name of the Third river is Hiddekel; that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria, And the fourth river is Euphrates.

Moses 7:48 And it came to pass that Enoch looked upon the earth; and HE HEARD A VOICE FROM THE BOWELS THEREOF, saying: Wo, wo is me, THE MOTHER OF MEN; I am pained, I am weary, because of the wickedness of my children. When shall I rest, and be cleansed from the filthiness which is GONE FORTH OUT OF ME? When will my Creator sanctify me, that I may rest, and righteousness for a season abide UPON MY FACE?

Jeremiah 3:12-18 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not keep anger forever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou has transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord. Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion. And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord; neither shall it come to mind; neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more. At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem; neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together OUT OF THE LAND OF THE NORTH to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.

2 Esdras 13 (The Apocrypha) Those are the tribes which were carried away captives out of their own land in the time of Oseas (Hosea) the king, whom Shalmanezer, the king of the Assyrians, took captive, and crossed them beyond the river; so were they brought into another land. But they took counsel to themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country where never man dwelt, that they there might keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. And they entered in at the narrow passage of the river Euphrates. For the Most High then showed them signs, and stayed the springs of the flood till they were passed over. For through the country there was a great journey, even of a year and a half, and the same region is called Arsareth (or Ararah). Then dwelt they there until the latter time, and when they come forth again, the Most High shall hold still the springs of the river again, that they may go through.

Doctrine and Covenants, 133:23-33 And they who are in the north countries shall come in remembrance before the Lord; and their prophets shall hear his voice, and shall no longer stay themselves; and they shall smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence. And an highway shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep. Their enemies shall become a prey unto them, And in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of living water; and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land. And they shall bring forth their rich treasures unto the children of Ephraim, my servants. And the boundaries of the everlasting hills shall tremble at their presence. And there shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim. And they shall be filled with songs of everlasting joy.

3 Nephi 17:4 But now I go unto the Father, and also to show myself unto the lost Tribes of Israel, for they are not lost unto the Father, for he knoweth whither he hath taken them.

D&C 133:21-31 And he shall utter his voice out of Zion, and he shall speak from Jerusalem, and his voice shall be heard among all people; And it shall be a voice as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of great thunder, which shall break down the mountains, and the valleys shall not be found. He shall command the great deep, and it shall be driven back into the north countries, and the islands shall become one land; And the land of Jerusalem and the land of Zion shall be turned back into their own place, and the earth shall be like as it was in the days before it was divided.

Isaiah 35:8-10 "And an highway shall be there, and a way and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for those: the wayfaring man, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any raveous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: And the ransomed of the Lord shall RETURN, AND COME TO ZION WITH SONGS AND EVERLASTING JOY upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away."

Isaiah 51:10-11 "Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away."

3 Nephi 16:4 And I command you that ye shall write these sayings after I am gone, that if it so be that my people at Jerusalem, they who have seen me and been with me in my ministry, do not ask the Father in my name, that they may receive a knowledge of you by the Holy Ghost, AND ALSO OF THE OTHER TRIBES WHOM THEY KNOW NOT OF...

D&C 84:99-102 The Lord hath gathered all things in one, The Lord hath brought down Zion from above. THE LORD HATH BROUGHT UP ZION FROM BENEATH. The earth hath travailed and brought forth her strength; And truth is established in her bowels...

D&C 88:104 And this shall be the sound of his trump, saying to ALL PEOPLE, both in HEAVEN and IN THE EARTH, and that are UNDER THE EARTH -- for every ear shall hear...

D&C 88:77-79 Teach ye diligently and my grace shall attend you, that you may be instructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in the law of the gospel, in all things that pertain unto the kingdom of God, that are expedient for you to understand; Of things both in heaven and in the earth, and UNDER THE EARTH...and also a knowledge of countries and of kingdoms.

Genesis 49:22-26 "Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a WELL; whose branches run over the WALL: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:) Even by the God of thy father who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, BLESSINGS OF THE DEEP THAT LIETH UNDER, blessings of the breasts, and of the WOMB: The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the UTMOST BOUND OF THE EVERLASTING HILLS: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren."

Deuteronomy 33:13 "And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his LAND, for the PRECIOUS things of heaven, for the dew, and for the DEEP THAT COUCHETH BENEATH...his glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh."

Luke 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a GREAT GULF FIXED: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Ephesians 4:8,9 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high...Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also DESCENDED FIRST INTO THE LOWER PARTS OF THE EARTH?...

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights IN THE HEART OF THE EARTH.

Alma 40:11-14 Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection--Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of ALL MEN, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, WHETHER THEY BE GOOD OR EVIL, are taken HOME to that God who gave them life. And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called PARADISE, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow. And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of the wicked, yea, who are evil--for behold, they have no part nor portion of the Spirit of the Lord; for behold, they chose evil works rather than good; therefore the spirit of the devil did enter into them, and take possession of their house--and these shall be cast out into OUTER DARKNESS; there shall be weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth, and this because of their own iniquity, being led captive by the will of the devil. Now this is the state of the souls of the wicked, yea, in darkness, and a state of awful, fearful looking for the fiery indignation of the wrath of God upon them; thus they remain in this state, as well as the righteous in paradise, until the time of their resurrection.

TEACHINGS OF THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH, p. 326 The spirits of the just are exalted to a greater and more glorious work; hence they are blessed in their departure to the world of spirits. ENVELOPED IN FLAMING FIRE, THEY ARE NOT FAR FROM US, and know and understand our thoughts, feelings, and motions, and are often pained therewith.

I Nephi 15:30 In Nephi's vision of the Tree of Life he saw that there is a place like unto Paradise, "and the brightness thereof was like unto the brightness of a flaming fire"...

I Nephi 15:28 Nephi also noticed a fountain of "filthy waters" and river of water or "many waters" which "was a representation of that awful hell, which the angel said unto me was prepared for the wicked." Between Hell and Paradise was "an awful gulf which separated the wicked from the tree of life, and also from the saints of God."

Jeremiah 16:14-16 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, the Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them; and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the HOLES OF THE ROCKS.

Isaiah 2:19 "And they shall go into the HOLES OF THE ROCKS, and into the CAVES OF THE EARTH, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth."

D&C 88:104 This shall be the sound of his trump, saying to ALL PEOPLE, both in HEAVEN and IN EARTH, and THAT ARE UNDER THE EARTH...

Genesis 1:3-8 And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. And God saw THE LIGHT, that it was good; and God DIVIDED THE LIGHT FROM THE DARKNESS. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day: And God said, Let there be a FIRMAMENT IN THE MIDST OF THE WATERS, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And GOD MADE THE FIRMAMENT AND DIVIDED THE WATERS WHICH WERE UNDER THE FIRMAMENT FROM THE WATERS WHICH WERE ABOVE THE FIRMAMENT; and it was so. And God called the firmament HEAVEN. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Revelations 21:1-3 "And I saw A NEW HEAVEN and A NEW EARTH: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."

TEACHINGS OF THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH, p. 107, also D&C 137:1-4 "The heavens were opened upon us, and I beheld the celestial kingdom of God, and the glory thereof, whether in the body or out I cannot tell. I SAW THE TRANSCENDENT BEAUTY OF THE GATE THROUGH WHICH THE HEIRS OF THAT KINGDOM WILL ENTER, WHICH WAS LIKE UNTO CIRCLING FLAMES OF FIRE; also the blazing throne of God; whereon was seated the Father and the Son. I saw the beautiful streets of that kingdom, which had the appearance of being paved with gold."

3 Nephi 15:15, 20 "Neither at any time hath the Father given me commandment that I should tell unto them concerning the OTHER TRIBES OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, WHOM THE FATHER HATH LED AWAY OUT OF THE LAND...And verily, I say unto you again that the OTHER TRIBES hath the Father separated from them; and it is because of their (the Jews) iniquity that they know not of them."

John 10:16 "And OTHER SHEEP I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd."

3 NEPHI 16:1-3 "And verily, verily, I say unto you that I HAVE OTHER SHEEP, which are not of this land (America), neither of the land of Jerusalem, neither in any parts of that land round about whither I have been to minister...I have received a commandment of the Father that I shall go unto them, and that they shall hear my voice, and shall be numbered among my sheep, that there may be one fold and one shepherd; therefore I GO TO SHOW MYSELF UNTO THEM. And I command you that ye shall write these sayings after I am gone, that if it so be that my people at Jerusalem, they who have been with me in my ministry, do not ask the Father in my name, that they may receive a knowledge of you by the Holy Ghost, and ALSO OF THE OTHER TRIBES WHOM THEY KNOW NOT OF..."

3 Nephi 17:4 "But now I go unto the Father, and also to show myself unto the LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL, for they are not lost unto the Father, for he knoweth whither he hath taken them."

3 Nephi 21:26 "...Verily I say unto you, at that day shall the work of the Father commence among all the dispersed of my people, yea, EVEN THE TRIBES WHICH HAVE BEEN LOST, which the Father hath led away out of Jerusalem."

2 NEPHI 29:7-14 "Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews? Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and IN THE EARTH BENEATH; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth? Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my word? Know ye not that the testimony of two nations is a witness unto you that I am God, that I remember one nation like unto another?...For behold, I shall speak unto the Jews and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel, which I HAVE LED AWAY, and they shall write it...And it shall come to pass, that the Jews shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews."

2 Nephi 22:4 "And behold, there are many who are already lost from the knowledge of those who are at Jerusalem. Yea, THE MORE PART OF ALL THE TRIBES HAVE BEEN LED AWAY; and they are scattered to and fro UPON THE ISLES OF THE SEA; and whither they are none of us knoweth, save that we know that they have been led away."

Jeremiah 6:22 "Thus saith the Lord, Behold, a people cometh from the NORTH COUNTRY, and a great NATION shall be raised from the SIDES OF THE EARTH."

Jeremiah 16:15 "But, the Lord liveth, that BROUGHT UP the children of Israel from THE LAND OF THE NORTH, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers."

JEREMIAH 23:5-8 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a RIGHTEOUS BRANCH, and a KING SHALL REIGN and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice IN THE EARTH. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, the Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel OUT OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land."

Jeremiah 31:8 "Behold, I will bring them from the NORTH COUNTRY, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither."

EZEKIEL 34:22-24 "And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and my SERVANT DAVID a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it."

Jeremiah 3:18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together OUT OF THE LAND OF THE NORTH to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers."

Tenth Article of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: "We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the RESTORATION OF THE TEN TRIBES; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory."

D&C 101: 89 "And if the president (of the United States) heed them not (concerning some wrongs the citizens of Missouri did to the early members of the LDS Church), then will the Lord ARISE AND COME FORTH OUT OF HIS HIDING PLACE, and in his fury vex the nation."

D&C 121:1, "O, God, where art thou? And where is the pavilion that covereth thy HIDING PLACE?"

D&C 123:6, "That we may not only publish to all the world, but present them to the heads of government in all their dark and hellish hue (the wrongs the citizens of Missouri did to the early saints), as the last effort which is enjoined on us by our Heavenly Father, before we can fully and completely claim that promise which shall call him FORTH from his HIDING PLACE;..."

Isaiah 45:15, "Verily thou art a God that HIDEST thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour."

REVELATION 2:7 "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God."

Moses 7:31 (The Pearl of Great Price) The City of Enoch was taken physically into heaven. "And thou hast taken Zion to thine own bosom...and truth is the habitation of thy throne..." and verse 21, "and lo, Zion, in process of time, was taken up into heaven."

Moses 7:27 "And Enoch beheld angels descending out of heaven, bearing testimony of the Father and Son; and the Holy Ghost fell on many, and they were caught up by the powers of heaven into Zion."

Melchizedek, a righteous King of Salem (where Jerusalem now stands) obtained peace in Salem, and was called the Prince of peace. "And his people wrought righteousness, and obtained heaven, and sought for the city of Enoch..." (Joseph Smith translation of the Bible, Gen 14:32-34)

"And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom THE HEAVEN must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began." (Acts 3:20, 21)

Moses 6:63 "And behold, all things have their likeness, and all things are created and made to bear record of me, both things which are temporal, and things which are spritual; things which are in the HEAVENS ABOVE, and things which are ON THE EARTH, and things which are IN THE EARTH, and things which are UNDER THE EARTH, both above and beneath: all things bear record of me."

"AND RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL I SEND DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN; and truth will I send FORTH OUT OF THE EARTH, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten; his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men; and righteousness and truth will I CAUSE TO SWEEP THE EARTH AS WITH A FLOOD, to gather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare, an Holy City, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion, a New Jerusalem. And the Lord said unto Enoch: Then shalt thou and all thy city meet them there, and we will receive them into our bosom, and they shall see us; and we will fall upon their necks. And they shall fall upon our necks, and we will kiss each other;..." (MOSES 7:62, 63)

"And I saw an angel come down from heaven having the key of the BOTTOMLESS PIT and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed a little season. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison. And shall go out to deceive the nations..." (REVELATIONS 20:1-3, 7, 8)

The Book of Enoch 76:6-7 (From Lost Books of the Bible) "Seven rivers I beheld upon earth, greater than all rivers, one of which takes its course from the west; into a great sea its water flows. Two come from the north to the sea, their waters flowing into the Erythraean sea, on the east, And with respect to the remaining four, they take their course IN THE CAVITY OF THE NORTH, two to their sea, the Erythraean sea, and two are poured into a great sea, where also it is said there is a desert."

The Book of Enoch 68.27 (From Lost Books of the Bible) "...and by this oath the ABYSS has been made strong; nor is it removable from its station for ever and ever."

The Book of Enoch 70:6-8 (From Lost Books of the Bible) "And he concealed the spirit of Enoch in the heaven of heavens. There I beheld, in the midst of that LIGHT, a building raised with stones of ice; And in the midst of these stones vibrations of living fire. My spirit saw around the CIRCLE OF THIS FLAMING HABITATION, on one of its extremities, that there were rivers of living fire, which encompassed it."

The Book of Enoch 21:4-5 (From Lost Books of the Bible) "From thence I afterwards passed on to another terrific place; Where I beheld the operation of a GREAT FIRE BLAZING AND GLITTERING, in the midst of which there was a DIVISION. COLUMNS OF FIRE struggled together to the end of the ABYSS, and deep was their descent..."

The Book of Enoch 22:9-10 (From Lost Books of the Bible) "At that time therefore I inquired respecting him, and respecting the general judgment, saying, Why is one separated from another? He answered, THREE SEPARATIONS have been made between the spirits of the dead, and thus have the spirits of the righteous been separated. Namely, by a CHASM, by WATER, and by LIGHT above it."

The Book of Enoch 22:9-10 (From Lost Books of the Bible) "In those days shall the earth deliver UP FROM HER WOMB, and HELL deliver up from hers, that which it has received; and destruction shall restore that which it owes."

Revelation 5:3 "And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither UNDER THE EARTH, was able to open the book, neither look thereon."

Revelation 5:13 "And every creature which is in HEAVEN, and on the earth, and UNDER THE EARTH, and such as are IN THE SEA, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."

Philippians 2:9-10 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in HEAVEN, and things IN EARTH, and things UNDER THE EARTH."

Oahspe:  "I made the etherean worlds inhabitable both within and without, with entrances and exits, in arches and curves...and God appointed angels in heavenly ships for carrying the inhabitants from place to place."

Ether 13:10-11, "And then also cometh the Jerusalem of old; and the inhabitants thereof, blessed are they, for they have been washed in the blood of the Lamb; and they are they who were scattered and gathered in from the four quarters of the earth, and from the NORTH COUNTRIES, and are partakers of the fulfilling of the covenant which God made with their father, Abraham."

D&C 110:11, "After this vision closed, the heavens were again opened unto us; and Moses appeared before us, and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the LEADING OF THE TEN TRIBES FROM THE LAND OF THE NORTH."

Isaiah 43:6, "I will say to the NORTH, GIVE UP; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the END OF THE EARTH;"

Isaiah 45:8, "Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: LET THE EARTH OPEN AND LET THEM BRING FORTH SALVATION, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it."

Joseph Smith, the great American prophet, wrote, "The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ENDS OF THE EARTH, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth."

D&C 1, "Wherefore, I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments; And also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets -- The weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of the flesh -- But that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world; That faith also might increase in the earth; That mine everlasting covenant might be established; That the fullness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple UNTO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD, and before kings and rulers."

D&C 45:39, 40, "And it shall come to pass that he that feareth me shall be looking forth for the great day of the Lord to come, even for the signs of the coming of the Son of Man. And they shall see signs and wonders, for they shall be shown forth in the heavens above, and IN THE EARTH BENEATH."

Acts 2:19 "And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs IN THE EARTH BENEATH; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke."

The account given by the Pythagoreans of the "harmony of the spheres" is the best illustration of their method. There are, they said, ten heavenly bodies, namely, the heaven of the fixed stars, the five planets, the sun, the moon, the earth, and the counter-earth. The counter-earth is added because it is necessary to make up the number ten, the perfect number. It is a body under the earth, moving parallel with it, and, since it moves at the same rate of speed, it is invisible to us. The five planets, the sun, the moon, and the earth with its counter-earth, moving from west to east at rates of speed proportionate to the distance of each from the central fire, produce eight tones which give an octave, and , therefore, a harmony. We are not conscious of the harmony, either because it is too great to be perceptible by human ears, or because, like the blacksmith who has grown accustomed to the noise of his hammer on the anvil, we have lived since our first conscious moments in the sound of the heavenly music and can no longer perceive it.

             From the Epic of Gilgamesh which seems to speak of a hollow earth:

             "So that at length Gilgamesh came to that great mountain whose
             name is Mashu, the mountain which guards the rising and setting
             sun. Its twin peaks are as high as the wall of heaven and its
             paps reach down to the underworld.  At its gate the scorpions
             stand guard, half man and half dragon; their glory is terrify-
             ing, their stare strikes death unto men.  Their shimmering halo
             sweeps the mountains that guard the rising sun...Then he [the
             man scorpion] called to the man Gilgamesh '...for what have
             you travelled so far, crossing the dangerous waters...No man
             born of woman has done what you have asked [Gil asked to be
             allowed to enter the mountain], no mortal man has gone into
             the mountain; the length of its twelve leagues of darkness; in
             it there is no light...'Gilgamesh said '...I must go.  Open the
             gate of the mountain. And the Man-Scorpion said, 'Go Gilgamesh,
             I permit you to pass through the mountain of Mashu and through
             the high ranges'...Gilgamesh...followed the sun's road to his
             rising, through the mountain...After nine leagues [a league
             equals 4.6 miles] he felt not the wind on his face, but the dark-
             ness was thick...After eleven leagues the dawn of light ap-
             peared.  At the end of twelve leagues the sun streamed out...
             There was the garden of the Gods; all around him stood bushes
             bearing gems..."

             from The Epic of Gilgamesh
             intro by N.K. Sanders
             Baltimore, 1960.

             In any case, Gilgamesh surprises the Babylonian sun god and
             law-giver Shamash in the garden.  Gil remarks how human
             Shamash looks.  More gods are basking around in this garden
             of eden.  Shamash, recognizing Gil as part god, gives him
             the elixir of immortality, which Gil manages to lose on
             his voyage back. As you know, "Gods" are often described
             as being suspiciously dissimilar to humans.  This
             quotation is from pages 94 to 97 in the book.

From Scott Macklin:

             In a rather unpublicized little book on the hollow earth I came across
             this reference to the shape of the earth:

                   This paragraph appears in a Sanskrit verse on the creation of the
             world: The Indo-European creation epic describes a world which was initially
             designed to maintain life for residents living on the inside of the earth.

                   Now I shall describe their properties.  First he created the sky,
             bright and manifest, its ends exceedingly far apart, in the form of an egg,
             of shining metal that is the substance of steel, male.  The top of it reached
             to the Endless Light; and all creation was created within the sky--like a
             castle or fortress in which every weapon that is needed for the battle is
             stored, or like a house in which all things remain.  The vault of the sky's
             width is equal to its length, its length to its height, and its height to its
             depth: the proportions are the same and fit exceedingly well(?)

                  Two things are especially telling about this text.  The first is the
             "Endless Light" which could easily be the interior sun.  "Top" might not be
             considered to be the northern polar area of the world.  If we consider people
             looking straight up from any interior portion of the world they would see the
             interior sun.  This idea is reinforced by the idea of it being a light and
             also of being endless or continual which the exterior sun cannot ever be to
             viewers on the outside of the planet.  The proportions of the world are
             mentioned in three dimensions depth, length and height.  These proportions
             are the same which can only be considered to be a square or round
             measurement.  When relating to spherical or round planets what other idea can
             match both the continual light and the equal dimensions both?  One can
             suggest that the atmosphere of the world closely follows the contours of the
             earth.  This globe fits the description of like measurements in all
             directions and the atmosphere would thus measure likewise.  The problem with
             this is when looking up to see an endless light.  The greater light of the
             day, our sun, cannot be always directly overhead.

On the 2nd Day of Creation, God created the firmament, heaven, or hollow expanse within the hollow earth:

Genesis 1: 6 "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."

On the 3rd day of Creation, God gathered the waters together beneath the Heaven, and caused the Inner Continent to emerge out of the waters above the Heaven:

Psalms 136:6 "To Him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever."

Genesis 1:9 "And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good."

An indication where the Lord intended that the Lost Tribes would be driven to the Inner Continent:

Deuteronomy 30:4  "If any of thine be driven out unto the OUTMOST PARTS OF HEAVEN, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:  And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers."