Basil of Caesarea noted in his Commentary on Isaiah Bootes in modern maps of the night sky is located in a different section, almost in the opposite section, of the night sky, to Orion. Ursa Minor.
See further infra 8 on kesil as cross-referenced in Job The celestial configuration mazzal here was believed in Rabbinic tradition to cover fruit with webs Jastrow ibid. This is the normal position of Venus, as it is always located near the rising or setting sun. The same applies to other celestial phenomena, including the one involving Sirius described infra. Accordingly, a marginal note in the Syriac of the Hexapla ed. The other alternative, Sirius, is a workable translation, if over-precise.
The Greek translators took the Heb. See further on Kimah at Section d Note 1, infra. Jastrow s. Kimah points out that in Bemidbar Rabba Para. Here an analogy is implied between the bestowal of taste in literal fruit by Kimah and the bestowal of knowledge in metaphorical fruit in Eden. In ancient astro-mythology Venus was closely connected with Sirius. Sirius was the astral form of the Egyptian goddess Isis-Hathor, and therefore of the corresponding Greek goddess Aphrodite, and the Roman Venus. In her various Oriental embodiments Venus was, at one and the same time, the lover and the slayer of the particular hunter-god known variously as Tammuz, Adonis, Osiris, Asclepius etc.
The hunter-god perished at the time of the heliacal rising of Sirius, when the star appeared for the first time in its yearly cycle, in the morning, at sunrise. Alternatively Hesperos himself was the father of the Hesperides. It would have been somewhat more accurate for the LXX to have translated Aish as Hesperis , not Hesperos , to represent the gender of the Hebrew.
That Aish is closely connected with the Pleiades is shown by the fact that the Syriac term Iyutha is used in the Peshitta to translate both Ash and Aish , and the asterism Iyutha is located in the star fields covering the face of Orion, Taurus and Auriga, and is in some texts more specifically identified as the Pleiades. See  supra. Jastrow, Talmudic Dictionary, s.
Amos It is the Lord who sets judgment on high and he established righteousness on earth 8 Making all the matter in the universe, and giving it solid shape, and turning the shadow of death into dawn and darkening day into night, who calls for the water of the sea and pours it out upon the face of the earth, the Lord Almighty God is his name. Kimah used as a proper noun means Arktouros according to 3 and Arktouros denotes not only the constellation Bootes, the Bear-keeper, but also Arkas , the Bear itself the star Arktouros in Bootes, the fourth brightest in the sky, then being understood to be the tail [ ouros ] of the Bear [ Arkas ].
This explains also the confusion in later texts between Kimah and Ash as names for the Pleiades. In ancient Egyptian astrology the connection between these two asterisms Kimah and Ash , Ursa Major and Pleiades is implied by the common symbolism employed to depict them. It is a remarkable fact that the Pleiades cluster is located on the haunch of the foreleg of the bull Taurus, though the legs of the bull do not usually appear, traditionally on account of the fact that they are submerged in water: so the constellation represents only the head and horns of the animal.
In the Egyptian Dendera Zodiac the Taurus bull in this case a complete animal is depicted looking back over the haunch of its foreleg, as if concerned it may be attacked there. Have we not here a depiction of the fact that the Flood the Hippopotamus-cum-Crocodile overwhelmed chained up the Cainite cities the Pleiades beneath its waters, and removed their inhabitants into the eternal world of the Circumpolar stars as Ursa Major , in what amounts to a reversal of the concept that the seven stars fell in principio from eternity Ursa Major into the bonds of time the Pleiades?
Osiris was identical to the Levantine god Adonis-Tammuz, and the Zodiac sign Cancer the Crab was an astral form of the smith-god Tammuz. The two star-signs doubtless reflect the fact that Tammuz had two incarnations, one before the Flood Taurus , and one after it Cancer. The Egyptian depictions show the event duplicated: once in Cancer, once in Ursa Major; so the word might be applied to either of these constellations.
We may conjecture the name Plow for Ursa Major arose from this source. The circumpolar stars within the sweep of Arktouros include precisely these, and only these, human figures in ancient astro-mythology: viz. These are the Greek Japhethite post-diluvian interpretations. With this we should compare Gen. These two constellations represent the material and spiritual levels in what we call the Universe. Arktouros in its wider sense. Note 2 The LXX understands kesil in an adjectival sense here: solid, or, of celestial solid bodies regularly observed, predictable.
These were probably the original meanings of the words kimah and kesil. Confusion of the various meanings has led to a misidentification of the celestial phenomena so denominated in the Bible. Isaiah For the stars of heaven and Orion and the whole array of heaven will not give out light and it will be dark when the sun arises and the moon will not give out its light.
Thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! Sheol , Gk. Thus in Gen. The king of Babylon is the brightest such luminary, according to this passage, as he is identified with Venus, the brightest luminary in the sky, excepting only the sun and moon the latter typing God and the Messiah. B Summary and Synthesis. It is represented in the night sky by the great Circle of circumpolar stars called Arcturus in antiquity.
In Hebrew the word maadanoth can also mean Edenic delights. The delights maadanoth of Eden are what caused the fall of the human race into bondage maadanoth , and thus the story of the Fall was read into the star-patterns of the circumpolar stars Kimah. The fact these stars never set beneath the horizon, but whirl continually around the pole, was understood to be a symbol of the eternal nature of the world of the heavenly Paradise. Hence the dual meaning. A lyre the constellation Lyra and circlet the constellation Corona are therefore emblems of the maadanoth in the circumpolar stellar region Kimah in Graeco-Roman astrology.
Hesperis is the female form of Hesperos , corresponding precisely to the female Hebrew form Aish. The Hesperides are the Pleiades, who were known variously as the Hesperides, the Pleiades and the Atlantides. In the spiritual sense, the maadanoth kimah are the bonds of time in which the fallen daughters stars of Eve, represented by the Hesperides or Pleiades, are enmeshed. The Pleiades cluster is situated in Taurus, amongst the Zodiacal constellations which rise and set. Hesperos means here, as it usually does, the planet Venus in its evening aspect. For Hesperos is not only the planet Venus as an evening luminary, but also the male eponymus of the Hesperides the Pleiades , as Hesperis is the female eponymus of the same constellation.
Naphil in the singular is nephilim in the plural. II Kings And he caused the Khomarim to cease which the kings of Judah appointed — and they offered incense in the high places and in the cities of Judah and the districts surrounding Jerusalem, — and those who offered incense to Baal and to the Sun and the Moon, and to Mazouroth and to all the host of heaven. The signs of the Zodiac as astrologers know them can be shown to have developed out of the Hebrew Mazzaloth or month-names. These month-names go back into the second millennium BC and earlier in Mesopotamia, and so do the Zodiac signs and symbols.
Cain was excluded in the genealogical scheme, as can be seen from the Biblical genealogies, because he was the seed of the serpent by the adultery of Eve. The Biblical genealogies never refer to Cain as a son, let alone as the seed [single representative of the bloodline], of Adam. The sign Triangulum just above the head of the Aries lamb was then taken to be a representation of the sharp plow stone which Cain used to kill Abel.
Ziv for zehiv means, therefore, splendor, radiance, countenance, bloom of light or vegetation , and it is also used as a descriptive term meaning splendid, noble person. The root z-h-h also means in a transferred sense from the idea of glistening, be radiant to be proud, haughty, and wanton. Thus the redness of the lustful, or arrogant, or angry, eye of the bull. Here too is a reference to the radiant blooms which characterize the month of Ziv.
The Mesopotamian name for this month was Aiaru, which was borrowed later by the Hebrews though not in the Scriptures as Iyyar. Sivan is the Hebrew spelling of this month-name. The Babylonian spelling was Simanu. The root is Heb. Later but not in the Hebrew Bible it was called Tammuz after the Babylonian god whose festival fell in this month. The cluster of offspring or souls was the star-cluster Praesepe within the Zodiac sign. In this month the moon in Old Testament Israelite times was in the constellation Leo, the lion Latin leo being the animal most noted for its boldness.
Hence, no doubt, the origin of that animal sign in early Near Eastern and later in Graeco-Roman astrology for the month Hamishi. This is the month of the grape harvest, when the moon in Old Testament Israelite times was in the constellation Virgo. Alal is onomatopoeic, and in the Near East the sound represented by this verb is enunciated, within and outside the context of harvest and war, most commonly by women as a token of joy or sorrow. This is the seventh month, when the moon in Old Testament Israelite times was in the sign of Libra. The word ethanim is also used to denote hard , enduring rocks of the kind which were used as weights in scales.
The scales of the sign Libra are tilted, one pan stretching down farther than the other, and this reflects another sense of the Hebrew root of the month-name, viz. At this time of year came continual rain-storms which flooded the wadis narrow channels through the desert cliffs, in some seasons dry and waterless and made them flow continually : hence the word ethanim means also perennial streams.
The Mesopotamian name for this month was Tashritu, which was borrowed later by the Hebrews but not in the Scriptures in the form Tishri. This is the month in Old Testament Israelite times when the moon was in what is nowadays referred to as the sign of Scorpio.
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He is wrapped around with a serpent, viz. Alongside this sign also is Draco, the great Serpent Gk. The neighboring constellation Aquila is the eagle. The desert land is symbolized in Graeco-Roman astrology by the sign of the scorpion Scorpio underneath, that is to the south of, the stars of Ophiuchus.
Scorpio itself, crushed by the heel of Ophiuchus, and forming a single sign there at the conjoined heel and heart of the scorpion the star Antares , is the Hebrew month-sign Bul. The whole sign was one unit in the ancient system: it was the Eagle, or the Eagle-headed Man, or, the Man Holding the Power Rod of the Eagle Storm in the act of crushing the Scorpion, and thus might be represented either by an Eagle or a Scorpion. The Mesopotamian name for this month was Arachsamna.
This was borrowed by the Hebrews though it does not appear in the Bible as Marcheshvan. Eshmun was the Classical god Asclepius, whose figure was seen in Ophiuchus, Ophiuchus being the wrestler of the serpent Serpens of evil and diseases, and the trampler of the Scorpion Scorpio , which inflicts boils by its sting.
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The next month moon-position is called Kislev in Hebrew, which name can be split two ways: either k-s-l and l-w , or k-s and l-w. Capricornus in Latin is a fish-tailed gazelle. The name, in this case too, has a Near-Eastern origin. So arises the month-name when gales are common. In this case the water is poured from the sky onto earth as though of a smiting by God , from above to below, instead of from below to above, from the river or stream onto land as it is with the shaduf. It was the season of gloomy, cloud-covered skies, and of turbid stream-water washed down from higher ground by the rain.
There are two fishes in this sign because the month Adar is doubled in some years, resulting in a First Adar and Second Adar. This happens every three years or so, in order to keep the lunar cycle by which the months are regulated in line with the solar year,. That the tribal order in the Camp, with corresponding stones and star-signs, was based on the trigons or triplicities is proven by the pattern that can be found in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 6, recording the opening of the Seven-Sealed Book. When each of the Cherubim opens a Seal in that order, the contents of the vision opened by the Seal reflect the Zodiac signs in the same triplicity as that particular Cherub.
Revelation Chapter 6 KJV :. There were four Camps and each Camp was comprised of three tribes, with a chief tribe for each Camp: the four chief tribes were Judah, Dan, Ephraim and Reuben. These four personal tribal signs Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus are adjacent signs in the Zodiac, as they are adjacent in the Camp formation in anti-clockwise order around it , and, in fact, these are the four Zodiac signs through which the sun in midsummer has historically been located, as it has slipped back because of precession from the time of Adam to the present.
Kiddushin, The Mishna narrates the events of the first 12 hours; Adam fell into sin in the tenth Hour, was judged in the eleventh, and was cast out of the Garden in the twelfth; so he abode not even one day in his dignity. Sanhedrin, See Hebrew Ancient Version, Exodus xxviii. The 12 Foundations of the Heavenly City, given in Revelations xxi. The 12 Sons of Jacob were related to the 12 Signs of the Zodiac by the Rosicrucians in a correct order; other schemes of attribution are given by Athanasius Kircher and others.
The Venerable Bede proposed to rename the Signs with the names of the apostles, and a scheme of allotment is to be found in "The Sphere of Marcus Manilius," by Edward Sherburne, London, See "Notes and Queries," Vol. Westcott on the Zodiac in Soc. Reports gives the Christian allusions to the Zodiac. The Rosicrucian Society had a scheme of distributing 12 shades of Colour among the Zodiacal Signs, but this is a secret matter; many erroneous schemes have been published. Rabbi Ari Sollish Rabbi Ari Sollish, a noted author and lecturer, is the founder and director of the Intown Jewish Academy in Atlanta, GA, a warm and non-judgmental community that gives people from a diverse spectrum of Jewish life the opportunity to experience the richness of their Jewish heritage through study and participation.
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