"The most distinctive feature was the domed roof... and
To allow a dome to rest above a square base, either of two devices was used:
The squinch (an arch in each of the corners of a square base that transforms it into an octagon) or the pendentive." (As shown here.)
In masonry the pendentives receive the weight of the dome, concentrating it at the four corners where it can be received by the piers beneath.
Flat Earth Model -
The Flat Earth Model has clear precedent in the architectural pendentive. It supports exactly what the Flat Earth model, as well as the Bible itself, states is the structure of the Earth:
A circular dome, or 'firmament' resting on a flat 'table' with four corners and pillars beneath, as seen in the picture above.
This illustrates the flat surface of the earth on which rests the circular dome. This in turn rests on the four pillars below the surface -
'The pillars of the earth' (1 Samuel 2:8) AND the 'pillars of heaven' (Job 26:11), as they hold up the entire structure.
Pillars of the Earth -
The pendentive model in Byzantine architecture is dependent upon the use of these piers, or pillars, below the structure:
"It is a constructive device permitting the placing of a circular dome over a square room (or an elliptical dome over a rectangular room)."
A pier, in architecture, is an upright support for a structure or superstructure: A solid support designed to sustain vertical pressure, in particular.
Pillars of Heaven -
These pillars,or piers, are mentioned in the Bible as an essential part of the earth's structure as well:
"...For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them. (1 Samuel 2:8)
"The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof." (Job 26:11)
Dome, Circle & Four Corners -
The Bible also speaks of the 'Four Corners of the Earth' as well as the 'Circle of the Earth' - The 'dome' - or firmament of 'heaven'.
The Bible further speaks of God as the original architect and 'maker': "Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is..." (Psalm 146:6)
"He hath compassed the waters with bounds..." (Job 26:10)
God, the True Architect -
The Lord God is the true 'architect' of this world, complete with 'compass' to circumscribe the waters with bounds!
In fact there are many Bible verses that speak of the Lord being the ultimate and original 'architectural genius' of the heaven and earth. Here are just a few:
"All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." (John 1:3)
"For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." (Hebrews 11:10)
The Earth is His Footstool -
"Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made." (Isaiah 66:1-2)