Recently, some "evangelical" scholars have been promoting the notion that Gen 1 reflects an obsolete cosmography: the three-story universe. One problem with this claim is that the NT recycles the same type of imagery. And the problem this causes for that claim is that cosmographic conceptions weren't static over time. As we move through the OT era and into the NT era, there were changing cosmographic models, viz. Anaximander, Anaximenes, Anaxagoras, Heracleitus, Xenophanes, Empedocles, Hipparchus, Ptolemy. To the extent that NT writers simply copy OT imagery, despite altered models of the universe, this suggests that they are simply making tradition use of stock imagery without regard to its literal descriptive power.