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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A 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 Isaiah 13:10, where this word only occurs, it is the rendering of the Hebrew kesil, i.e., "fool." This was the Hebrew name of the constellation Orion (Job 9:9; 38:31), a constellation which represented Nimrod, the symbol of folly and impiety. The word some interpret by "the giant" in this place, "some heaven-daring rebel who was chained to the sky for his impiety."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A cluster or group of fixed stars, usually designated by the name of some animal or mythological personage, within whose imaginary outline, as traced upon the heavens, the group is included.

2. (n.) An assemblage of splendors or excellences.

3. (n.) Fortune; fate; destiny.

798. astron -- a star
... star. Neuter from aster; properly, a constellation; put for a single star (natural
or artificial) -- star. see GREEK aster. (astra) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4216. mazzaroth -- perhaps a constellation
... 4215, 4216. mazzaroth. 4217 . perhaps a constellation. Transliteration: mazzaroth
Phonetic Spelling: (maz-zaw-raw') Short Definition: constellation. ...
/hebrew/4216.htm - 6k

3685. Kesil -- a heavenly constellation
... 3684, 3685. Kesil. 3686 . a heavenly constellation. Transliteration: Kesil
Phonetic Spelling: (kes-eel') Short Definition: Orion. ... constellation, Orion. ...
/hebrew/3685.htm - 6k

5906. Ayish -- (a constellation) perhaps Great Bear
... 5905, 5906. Ayish or Ash. 5907 . (a constellation) perhaps Great Bear.
Transliteration: Ayish or Ash Phonetic Spelling: (ah'-yish) Short Definition: bear. ...
/hebrew/5906.htm - 6k

4208. mazzaloth -- constellations, perhaps signs of the zodiac
... planet. Apparently from nazal in the sense of raining; a constellation, ie Zodiacal
sign (perhaps as affecting the weather) -- planet. Compare mazzarah. ...
/hebrew/4208.htm - 6k

3882. Livyathan -- "serpent," a sea monster or dragon
... From lavah; a wreathed animal, ie A serpent (especially the crocodile or some other
large sea- monster); figuratively, the constellation of the dragon; also as ...
/hebrew/3882.htm - 6k

1281. bariach -- fleeing
... Or (shortened) bariach {baw-ree'-akh}; from barach; a fugitive, ie The serpent
(as fleeing), and the constellation by that name -- crooked, noble, piercing. ...
/hebrew/1281.htm - 6k


Invention of the Lyre; Allegorizing the Appearance and Position of ...
... Lyre; Allegorizing the Appearance and Position of the Stars; Origin of the Phoenicians;
The Logos Identified by Aratus with the Constellation Canis; Influence ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter xlviii invention of the lyre.htm

The Sun Stayed
... in the retrospect! Only by seeing constellation after constellation set,
do we know that the heavens are in motion. We have need ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the sun stayed.htm

The Constellations.
... the associates. Thus Zeus made Callisto a constellation, called the Little
Bear, which some also call the Dog's Tail. Poseidon also ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter xvii the constellations.htm

The visit and Homage of the Magi, and the Flight into Egypt
... It must be admitted, that this was not always consistently carried out; and there
were Rabbis who computed a man's future from the constellation (the Mazzal ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter viii the visit and.htm

Faustus Claims to Believe the Gospel, yet Refuses to Accept the ...
... with our saying that a star announced the birth of the Son of God, as if this were
placing His birth under the influence of a constellation; while they subject ...
/.../faustus claims to believe the.htm

Search the Scriptures
... What would you think of a man who should say to an astronomer, "Now, it is of no
use your telling me that the constellation of Scorpio of such-and-such a shape ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/search the scriptures.htm

Chronology of the Life of Christ.
... His astronomical observations on the constellation which led him to this investigation
are fully described in his treatises De Stella Nova in Pede Serpentarii ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 16 chronology of the.htm

The Fourth vision "In Heaven"
... In like manner the constellation of "THE WOMAN AND CHILD" was set as the first of
the three constellations which are assigned to the sign "Virgo." [255] It is ...
/.../bullinger/commentary on revelation/the fourth vision in heaven.htm

The Gods of Egypt
... Biot contested their conclusions, and while holding that the hippopotamus might
at least in part present our constellation of the Dragon, thought that it was ...
/.../chapter ii the gods of egypt.htm

What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
... all loveliness. Things that shine as single stars with a particular glory,
all meet in Christ as a glorious constellation. Col.1 ...
/.../flavel/christ altogether lovely/what is meant by altogether.htm

Constellation (1 Occurrence)
... In Isaiah 13:10, where this word only occurs, it is the rendering of the Hebrew
kesil, ie, "fool." This was the Hebrew name of the constellation Orion (Job 9:9 ...
/c/constellation.htm - 7k

Orion (3 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Hebrews Kesil; ie, "the fool", the name of a constellation
(Job 9:9; 38:31; Amos 5:8) consisting of about eighty stars. ...
/o/orion.htm - 8k

Arcturus (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Bear-keeper, the name given by the ancients to the brightest
star in the constellation Bootes. ... bar. A great northern constellation. ...
/a/arcturus.htm - 7k

Pleiades (3 Occurrences)
... a cluster" (Job 9:9; 38:31; Amos 5:8, AV, "seven stars;" RV, "Pleiades"), a name
given to the cluster of stars seen in the shoulder of the constellation Taurus ...
/p/pleiades.htm - 8k

Dioscuri (1 Occurrence)
... and Rhegium. The Dioscuri (ie sons of Zeus), Castor and Pollux, are the
two chief stars in the constellation of the Twins. Some ...
/d/dioscuri.htm - 7k

Diotrephes (1 Occurrence)
... who loveth to have the preeminence, among them" may indicate that he was a church
official, abusing his position, chief stars in the constellation of the Twins ...
/d/diotrephes.htm - 7k

Pollux (1 Occurrence)
... They appeared in the heavens as the constellation Gemini. Noah Webster's Dictionary.
1. (n.) A fixed star of the second magnitude, in the constellation Gemini. ...
/p/pollux.htm - 7k

Castor (1 Occurrence)
... They appeared in the heavens as the constellation Gemini. ... 6. (n.) the northernmost
of the two bright stars in the constellation Gemini, the other being Pollux. ...
/c/castor.htm - 7k

Star (16 Occurrences)
... the ingenious and devout Kepler supposed that he could identify the star with a
conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn in the constellation Pisces, the ...
/s/star.htm - 29k

... sting and his son after him will take the throne." It may be remarked that as the
planet Saturn takes three years to pass through the constellation Leo, the ...
/a/astrology.htm - 38k

Bible Concordance
Constellation (1 Occurrence)

Job 38:32 Can you lead forth the constellations in their season? Or can you guide the Bear with her cubs?



Related Terms

Orion (3 Occurrences)

Arcturus (2 Occurrences)

Pleiades (3 Occurrences)

Dioscuri (1 Occurrence)

Diotrephes (1 Occurrence)

Pollux (1 Occurrence)

Castor (1 Occurrence)

Star (16 Occurrences)


Magi (4 Occurrences)

Constantly (47 Occurrences)

Lion (92 Occurrences)

Formed (91 Occurrences)

Twin (9 Occurrences)

Ram (96 Occurrences)

Eagle (27 Occurrences)


Mira (1 Occurrence)


Particular (8 Occurrences)

Balance (12 Occurrences)

Bow (248 Occurrences)

Bull (114 Occurrences)

Cloud (119 Occurrences)

Crooked (31 Occurrences)

Charioteer (3 Occurrences)

Constellations (4 Occurrences)

Ara (1 Occurrence)

Aquila (7 Occurrences)

Sickle (13 Occurrences)

Scorpion (6 Occurrences)

Scale (38 Occurrences)

Swan (2 Occurrences)

Serpent (40 Occurrences)

Bear (425 Occurrences)

Cherubim (63 Occurrences)

Dragon (20 Occurrences)



Harp (36 Occurrences)

Hare (2 Occurrences)

New (1850 Occurrences)

Testament (13 Occurrences)

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