The reader leaves with a better sense of the firmament and frontline fights occurring in the current independent movement.
But his disappearance from the Washington firmament does not mean that the work he used to do is being left undone.
Now we know that there is no firmament, and we know that the waters are not divided by a firmament.
In this yere were seyn at oones too fulle mones in the firmament.
When he was actually at the base of its wall, it seemed to fill half the firmament and more than half the horizon.
From my figure it was concluded that I was an inhabitant of the firmament.
He is one of those 'splendours of the firmament of time' who 'may be eclipsed, but are extinguished not.'
How long I know not, for in the firmament there is no division of night and day.
A new light had loomed up in the firmament of the war, and people hailed the glorious star.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
mid-13c., from Latin firmamentum "firmament," literally "a support or strengthening," from firmus "firm" (see firm (adj.)), used in Vulgate to translate Greek stereoma "firm or solid structure," which translated Hebrew raqia, a word used of both the vault of the sky and the floor of the earth in the Old Testament, probably literally "expanse," from raqa "to spread out," but in Syriac meaning "to make firm or solid," hence the erroneous translation.
from the Vulgate firmamentum, which is used as the translation of the Hebrew _raki'a_. This word means simply "expansion." It denotes the space or expanse like an arch appearing immediately above us. They who rendered _raki'a_ by firmamentum regarded it as a solid body. The language of Scripture is not scientific but popular, and hence we read of the sun rising and setting, and also here the use of this particular word. It is plain that it was used to denote solidity as well as expansion. It formed a division between the waters above and the waters below (Gen. 1:7). The _raki'a_ supported the upper reservoir (Ps. 148:4). It was the support also of the heavenly bodies (Gen. 1:14), and is spoken of as having "windows" and "doors" (Gen. 7:11; Isa. 24:18; Mal. 3:10) through which the rain and snow might descend.