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Astronomy
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Astronomy
Astronomy. Science dealing with the phenomena outside the earth’s atmosphere but especially concerned with the observable arrangements, motions, and characteristics of the heavenly bodies. The word “astronomy” is based on two Greek words meaning “the law of the stars.”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Astronomy
Astronomy The science dealing with the celestial bodies and their motions, origins, evolution, and composition. In a biblical encyclopedia the discussion of astronomy is properly limited to the material mentioned in the Bible and such additional data as may be useful in understanding or interpreting
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Astronomy
ASTRONOMY* Science dealing with the phenomena outside the earth’s atmosphere but especially concerned with the observable arrangements, motions, and characteristics of the heavenly bodies. The word “astronomy” is based on two Greek words meaning “the law of the stars.”Astronomy is by no means a modern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Astronomy
ASTRONOMY. The science of the stars, the most ancient of all human intellectual preoccupations. Its beginnings are lost in the dawn of prehistory of man’s civilization. Since the age of mythology, astronomy has occupied a leading role among all sciences and arts. By the very nature of the object of its
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Astronomy
AstronomyAn ancient science which attempts to discover the laws governing the celestial bodies. It is known that calendars, based upon astronomical observations, were developed by the Egyptians and Mesopotamians as early as the 3rd millennium b.c. Astronomy was ardently studied by the early Babylonians,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Astronomy
Astronomy. *Observation of celestial phenomena has been common to most societies since the earliest phases of civilization, but the greatest advances and consequently the earliest influences on modern astronomy can be attributed to the ancient Babylonians. Although much of the Babylonians’ interest
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Astronomy
ASTRONOMY Stars and planets are mentioned quite frequently in the Bible, where the word ‘star’ is used to denote every radiant celestial body except the sun and the moon. The limitless numbers of stars in the sky are said to testify to the greatness of God, their maker (Exod. 32:13; Deut. 1:10, etc.).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Astronomy
ASTRONOMY (Gk. astronomia, “laws of the stars”). This science probably owes its origin to the Chaldeans, there being evidence that they had conducted astronomical observations from remote antiquity. Callisthenes sent to his uncle, Aristotle, a number of these observations, of which the oldest must have
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Astronomy
AstronomyThe Hebrews were devout students of the wonders of the starry firmanent (Amos 5:8; Ps. 19). In the Book of Job, which is the oldest book of the Bible in all probability, the constellations are distinguished and named. Mention is made of the “morning star” (Rev. 2:28; comp. Isa. 14:12), the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Astronomy
ASTRONOMY — the scientific study of the solar system and the systematic arrangement of information about the nature, size, and movements of the earth, moon, sun, and stars.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASTRONOMY
ASTRONOMY<as-tron’-omi>:The keynote of the Hebrew writers respecting the heavenly bodies is sounded in Psalm 8:"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest
Compton’s Encyclopedia
astronomy
astronomySince the beginnings of humankind people have gazed at the heavens. Before the dawn of history someone noticed that certain celestial bodies moved in orderly and predictable paths, and astronomy—an ancient science—was born. Yet some of science’s newest discoveries have been made in this same
astronomy, amateur
astronomy, amateurAmateur astronomy is a popular pastime around the world. Astronomy enthusiasts usually subscribe to popular astronomical periodicals and often own moderately priced telescopes. Almost every large city has some kind of astronomy club, and many countries have national organizations of