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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Look at Amos 5:8 - in the KJV - The 7 stars in Orion is Osiris. Why is this in the bible?

The 7 stars in Orion’s belt represents Osiris in Kemet and others religions as well. I thought Christians were not supposed to indulge in astronomy. Then why is it in the Bible?

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=amos%2...

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:

Update:

Here is a pic-

http://www.crystalinks.com/orion1.gif

you can do all the reasearch you want to! You will find a wealth of info on Osiris and the 7 stars!

Update 2:

ASTROLOGY - YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN - PLEASE DONT GET COUGHT UP IN THAT!

Update 3:

The Hebrew bible translates into the 7 stars in Orion.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This passage in th Bible refers to a time when god decided he'd had just about enough of these whiny, muck scrapers.

    It was not only a warning but a foretelling of the life in captivity they were about to face in the hands of the Egyptians.

    In history, this corresponds roughly to the time of 27th Dynasty of Egypt that overthrew the local Hyksos tribes that had nearly conquered them. It signaled the end of the Hyksos as a people and left them to 'wander in the desert'.

    Some believe the ancient Hyksos were the once large group of tribes that eventually became the Hebrews.

    Source(s): In other words; "You've finally done it and no amount of stuff laid upon the altar is good enough..... you're gonna be Egyptian prisoners for a very long time by followers....good luck". Read all of Amos..... and that goes for all the people saying it doesn't make sense or blindly saying that "it must be wrong for OUR God does not believe in star prophecies" (Bethlehem???).
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  • 1 decade ago

    This is one HUGE reason why inexperienced folks shouldn't only read the KJV. The Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), the NKJV and other translations read:

    8 Him that maketh the Pleiades and Orion, and bringeth on the shadow of death in the morning, and darkeneth the day into night; that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth; HaShem is His name;

    1) The Pleiades is NOT the same as the 7 stars in Orion.

    2) This is from the Hebrew Bible. I'm mystified why you would accuse Christians as following astronomy because of something in the Old Testament; in fact, you can't accuse Jews of this, either!

    EDIT: I quoted from the Tanakh above, not from the KJV, so it's untrue to state "The Hebrew bible translates into the 7 stars in Orion." It most definately does not.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Jewish people had become so enmeshed with the other peoples of the area, that they were turning from God. Amos, the prophet, was using the example of the Constellations to tell them not to worship the stars, but the One who made the stars. This was not an instruction to indulge in astronomy, but a warning against it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Beacuse people were (and still are!) worshipping nature, stars, astrology, knowledge, and so forth. Amos is a prophet, telling the people to NOT worhip the stars, but worship the CREATOR of the stars, and uses Orion's belt as an example. And that the creator of them is The Lord God Almighty.

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  • BJ
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    1 decade ago

    The term is used at Amos 5:8 in connection with the reproof of Israel for failing to search for the true God Jehovah, the Maker of the heavenly constellations. At Isaiah 13:9, 10, where the plural kesi·leh·hem′ (their constellations of Kesil) is used, the description is of “the day of Jehovah,” in which proud and haughty tyrants will be abased and the celestial bodies will cease to give their light.

    Source(s): Reasoning from the Scriptures
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In spite of what the God haters say. Christians believe strongly in science. Astronomy is the science that deals with the material universe beyond the earth's atmosphere. The second heaven. I see no problem with the study of the night sky. We draw the line at believing the position of the stars and planets guide our destiny... Jim

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. Technically, astrology is not against Christan (or as Amos is in the OT) old Hebrew beliefs. The worship of the stars as gods is, of course forbidden.

    Also, I know the constellations, and they are not always tied with astrology. In fact, I think they are different...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Who said astronomy was wrong? Now, if your talking about trying to read the stars to predict future events, then yes I'd agree that it would be wrong. But that's not what this is saying. It is saying seek the one who made the stars, using well known constelations so as to relate it to those reading it.

    Ryan

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  • 1 decade ago

    in the past, star formations were used as compasses.

    and we aren't supposed to indulge in astrology, not astronomy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    We do not indulge in astrology, but astronomy is the study of the works of God in the heavens.

    grace2u

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