That the Douay version translates this as 'globe' should come as no surprise, as this version was translated in the 16th century, after it had been proved that the Earth already was a globe.
Nonetheless, even though educated people in the ancient world knew the world was a sphere, most people (including Jews) thought that the world was round, but flat, like a disk. For the Jews the sky was a big brass bowl with holes in it that let the celestial fire through, which we saw as stars.
The Bible is absolutely full of errors. For instance the brass pool in the Temple is called round, but its dimensions ignore the property of pi. Noah's Ark is impossibly small for the task it was set out to do, and there are hundreds of other errors.
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