"Raqiya`" pronounced "raw-kee'-ah". Hebrew word interpreted as "Firmament" or Dome.
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
1:7. Thus 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.
1:8. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
1:20. Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.”
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