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Constellations
Constellation • Planets
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Constellation
Constellation. Certain number of stars in the sky, arbitrarily chosen as a group and named for an object, animal, or person which the outline of the group is said to resemble. A number of constellations are mentioned in the Bible.See Astronomy.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Planets
Planets The AV and NEB translation of Heb. mazzālôṯ in 2 K. 23:5. The term probably denotes “constellations” (so RSV). See Astronomy II.B, C; Astrology.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Constellation
CONSTELLATION Certain number of stars in the sky, arbitrarily chosen as a group and named for an object, animal, or person that the outline of the group is said to resemble. A number of constellations are mentioned in the Bible.See also Astronomy.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Constellations
ConstellationsThe arbitrary arrangement of stars in an area of the heavens (Heb. kĕsɩ̂lɩ̂m). In its singular form (“stupid” or “dull”) the term also refers to the constellation Orion (Job 9:9; 38:31; Amos 5:8; cf. Isa. 13:10). The identification of the Pleiades with Heb. kɩ̂mâ is also relatively certain
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Constellations
Constellations. †The Israelites were familiar with the existence of several stars, including some of the constellations. At 2 Kgs. 23:5 Heb. mazzālôṯ (which resembles Akk. manzaltu “planet”) apparently refers to the zodiac, which the idolatrous Israelites worshipped in addition to the sun and
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Constellations
CONSTELLATIONS מזלותI. The Hebrew term mazzālôt (sing. mazzāl) occurs once in the Bible in 2 Kgs 23:5. Many authors hold that a second occurence may be found in Job 28:28 in the slight phonetic variant of mazzārôt. The context in Job is clearly astronomic, while mention is made in 2 Kgs 23 of astral
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Constellation
Constellationa cluster of stars, or stars which appear to be near each other in the heavens, and which astronomers have reduced to certain figures (as the “Great Bear,” the “Bull,” etc.) for the sake of classification and of memory. In Isa. 13:10, where this word only occurs, it is the rendering of
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Canis Major
Canis MajorIn astronomy, Canis Major is a bright southern constellation. It lies south of the celestial equator—the projection of the Earth’s equator onto the celestial vault. Canis Major (Latin for “greater dog”) is visible in the Southern Hemisphere and up through the mid-latitudes of the Northern
Canis Minor
Canis Minorin astronomy, a small constellation that has only two distinctive stars. It lies just north of the celestial equator—the projection of the Earth’s equator into the sky—and can therefore be observed from most parts of the Northern and the Southern hemispheres. At a 10:00 pm observation of
constellation
constellationFor untold thousands of years men have traced the outlines of familiar things among the stars. These patterns in the night sky are called constellations, from Latin words meaning together and stars.Many of the constellations have names that are very old. The Sumerian shepherds and farmers
planet
planetThe solar system’s four inner planets are much smaller than its four outer planets, and all eight …Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.The relatively large natural bodies that revolve in orbits around the Sun or other stars are called planets. The term does not include small bodies such
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Planets
Planets.i. In astrology there are seven planets:—Apollo, the sun, represents gold.Diana, the moon, represents silver.Mercury represents quicksilver.Venus represents copper.Mars represents iron.Jupiter represents tin.Saturn represents lead.ii. In heraldry the arms of royal personages used to
Key passages
Job 9:9

He is the one who made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.

Job 38:31–32

“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, or can you loosen the cords of Orion? Can you lead forth the southern constellations at their appointed time, or can you lead the Bear with its children?

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