The idea that the earth was round was well known to the greeks, the egyptians, and the romans. This is illustrated in their artwork, as well as their writings. The information got lost during the "dark ages" when guess who was in control........the Catholic church.
Also, it is fairly well established that Columbus knew (as did many other explorers) about the new world. It was not new, as there were maps at the time that illustrated this "new world". Columbus and religion are quite a touchy subject, especially when looking at what his faith is purported as being.
Alot of the other quotes you use are looking for very loose interpretations....which you and wherever you sourced this most certainly provide. "the stars sang" equals radio waves? That is square peg being fit in a circular hole
I dont think we want to use leviticus as a source of anything imo....otherwise my daughter better be careful as I am allowed to sell her into slavery per leviticus
I dont mean to come off harsh at all...my point is (and it seems yours to an extent) there needs to be a great deal of pure blind faith when dealing with this, and for many of us (myself included) that is not possible.