I read that the firmament in genesis 1:6 acctualiy means expanse(sky). Does that mean that there I water above the sky(expanse) as some atheists say? Also I have been reading about the genesis geneologys in genesis 5:1-32 and I found out that the old greek version of the old testament states that methuselah begot lamech at the age of 167(opposit of the moseritic that ses 187). Doesent that mean that according to the septuagint methuselah died 14 years after the flood, but the bible only mentions 8 people on the ark. Is there any earlier manuscrips that give methuselah a later date for begoting lamech?