Let’s explore to know the best answer to the question; “who named the earth?.” Let wisdom speak out for everyone to hear. Our earth still has mysteries that mankind cannot fathom.
Sometimes nature baffles us with so many mysteries. We love living a happy life on earth. But one of the biggest questions people ask is, “who named the earth?.” A question your great-great-grandparents have no idea about. A planet hosting 7 billion people full of unknown facts.
At least we know the ancient Greeks and Romans named all other planets after their gods and goddesses. It is only our earth that no one holds credit for naming it. I tell you the truth, almost all the reliable sources you can find today have no answer to the one who named our planet.
This post will help you understand some of the efforts put in place to find a concrete answer to the question “who named the earth?.” Then I will tell you the name or answer behind this nagging question.
I will let us consider the viewpoints of Christians, Linguists Scientists, and Historians. I will then leave it for you to fight this against your conscience and beliefs.
Christians View Answering Who “Named The Earth?”
I am starting from the Bible because it is a Holy Book full of historical facts, scientific facts, many mysteries, and prophecies.
Mankind hasn’t been fully able to explore everything making up our earth. God created this earth and everything in heaven, including all other planets. Day in and day out scientists end up making new discoveries in our universe.
So we could all come into agreement that mankind doesn’t have all the knowledge about our planet. We may then rely on theories and approximations when doing calculations.
For instance, the exact years our planet earth has existed has always been debatable. According to geologists, our planet earth is 4.54 billion years plus or minus 50 years. That’s interesting, right?
The name “earth” first appeared in the Book of Genesis. Moses wrote the first 5 books in the old testament including Genesis.
The interesting question here is, “when was the book of Genesis written?. Moses wrote the book during his lifetime on earth.
However, there are two separate dates that raise debate among scholars. Moses lived in an era called the Late Bronze age (about 1550 to 1200 B.C). The other dates indicating when Moses wrote Genesis is likely between 1440 and 1400 B.C. So scholars haven’t known the exact date yet.
In Genesis 1:1, it states;
” In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
That sounds clear that God gave our planet a name and that name is earth. Looking at verse 5 indicates that there were no other names for ‘light’ and ‘darkness’. God named them.
“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. There was evening and there was morning, one day” (Genesis 1:5).
I am drawing your attention to this metaphysical question by letting you know that, no human gave name to Earth or Heaven but God. Think about this, search everywhere and you won’t find anyone credited with naming the “Heaven.”
Nonbelievers often feel offended when I place much emphasis on God being the owner and ruler of our universe. When you take a clear look at things you would realize that God’s words do not contradict science.
The word of God has a lot of scientific facts, historical facts, and future incidences that are yet to be witnessed. Take a minute and read my comprehensive article that talks about God and Science.
This Supreme ruler named our planet “earth.” That is before you and I even came into existence. But through revelations; God has made it known to mankind.
Who Gave Names To Animals?
Animals existed on earth before mankind. And according to the Bible; the first man(Adam) named all the animals in the Garden of Eden:
“So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field, but for Adam, no companion who corresponded to him was found” (Genesis 2:20).
Interestingly, before the existence of Adam, our planet has had a name already. And here we are contemplating the person who named our planet.
The ViewPoint From Etymology And Science In comparison To The Bible
The name “earth” is derived from Anglo-Saxon(English and German) words ‘or(the)e/ertha’ and ‘ride’ which means the ground. To ask a linguist or scientist who named the earth?. A frank answer will be ” No Idea.” Yes, they don’t know.
Mankind has tried to explore and understand the existence of our world in many ways. There have been a lot of misconceptions about life on earth from centuries ago. People still believe that our earth is flat and that is out of the facts.
Let me then remind you that God brought so many languages to this world to fulfill his purpose. God has given mankind knowledge to learn different languages, explore the earth for HIS glory. But its unfortunate paganism has consumed mankind’s heart.
Like I said earlier, all the known planets were named after Roman and Greek gods and goddesses except our “earth.” Should if God gives mankind the privilege to name our planet, he will name it after a god or goddess.
As technology came into the limelight in the earliest part of the 1600s. The telescope was discovered. This very era saw the emergence of newly invented machines that helped mankind in so many ways; Especially in the economic sector.
We get to know much about the mysteries of this earth through God. He is omniscient and omnipotent.
“For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will nullify.” Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Hasn’t God made foolish the wisdom of this world?. For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, it was God’s good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe. “(1 Corinthians 1:19-21)
Astronomer called William Herschel has been credited for discovering Uranus in 1781 and also Neptune was discovered in 1846 by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle. It was named after the Roman god of the sea because of its blue color.
One important thing I want all my readers to know is; There is nothing new under the sun. These planets existed already till mankind discovered them to honor themselves and their gods.
The Conclusion On Who Named The Earth?.
A straight answer from the Bible is “God named the earth” together with “Heaven.” He created it along the heavens and all terrestrial bodies. He is the source of wisdom. He is the mastermind behind all things that are good and worthy.
Linguistics exists today because God brought languages to this earth. The evolution of the name of our planet from Anglo-Saxon words only complements what has been in existence already. It is nothing new.
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