The way in which we typically try to resolve the Bible’s prescientific worldview is to suggest that God would have to speak in terms they would understand in order to be believable. Whilst I agree with this to an extent, I believe God could not have told an ancient Israelite that the earth orbited the sun and expect to be be believed, I have major theological issues with the notion that God would lie to his audience by telling them false science. I do not have any issue however, with an inspired writer (such as David in Psalm 19:4-6) speaking using the prescientific language of his day, since I don’t think any of the Bible was intended to teach science, so God wouldn’t bother correcting their mistakes. It is different, however, when it is God himself doing it.
What do you think?