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From the Bible, Isaiah 11-12 (King James Version):

And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

& Revelation 7-1:

And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

The reference to four corners does not imply that the writers of these texts believed that the Earth was flat (although they may well have done). the seconed citation above suggests more that the four corners were the four compass points.

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