what does it mean God made the 7 stars and oriion?
Amos 5: 8, 26
8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion,
is this not a reference to Paladeas (?)
4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes, it means that God is the creator of the universe. In the Bible the Pleiades (a group of seven stars which is part of the constellation Taurus) is always mentioned in connection with Orion.
"He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south" (Job 9:9).
These three constellations are mentioned again in Job 38:31-32: "Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion? Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs?"
Despite thier limited knowledge of astronomy, the ancient Israelites were awed by the fact that God had created these constellations. Remember that Job lived some time between 2,000 to 1,000 B.C.
Amos 5:26 is a warning against idolatry - worshipping men and idols instead of worshipping the creator of the heavens and the earth. The way people mock, scoff and ridicule God, claiming He does not exist and that time, matter, space and all life got here by accident, makes me think that people like Job and Amos had a better grasp of reality than people today.
- MoiLv 77 years ago
He created everything including Pleiades
see esp. verse 9
Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
Job 9:5 Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.
Job 9:6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.
Job 9:7 Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
Job 9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
Job 9:9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
- Anonymous7 years ago
It means ignorant goat herders made up an answer to explain what they saw in the sky at night.
Being ignorant, they, of course, got the answer wrong.
- TimLv 77 years ago
20The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
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- 7 years ago
The god of the Bible didn't make anything, because that god does not exist. The biblical view of the cosmos shows that quite well.
According to Ecclesiastes 1:5 the sun goes (hasteth) around the earth--as, of course, it must, since, according to Ps 93:1, Ps 96:10, and 1 Chr 16:30, the earth does not move. And the earth cannot move because, according to 1 Samuel 2:8 and Ps 75:3, it is placed on pillars. And because it is placed on pillars, it has an underside and an upper side, as confirmed by Isaiah 40:22 which indicates that the earth is a circle--i.e., a flat disk.
That is also confirmed by Proverbs 8:27, which describes god as beginning the creation of the world when he "drew a circle on the face of the deep" (ESV), (the Hebrew word translated as “circle,” "compass, “ and “horizon” in the different Bibles is the same word used for circle in Isaiah 40:22).
(The Hebrew word translated as "circle" in Isaiah 40:22 is chuwg, which means "circle" not "sphere." Strong's Concordance: "circle"..."describe a circle." Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament: "Circle...the earth conceived as a disc, Is 40:22." Hebrew-Aramaic and English Lexicon of the Old Testament: "draw round, make a circle.")
Underneath the flat disk of the earth is the abyss, the bottomless pit, which is referred to several times in the Bible (ex. Rev. 9:1,2).
That is also what is being referred to in Job 26:7 when it says that the earth hangs over nothing. (The Hebrew word translated "upon" in the KJV also means "over.") The actual sphere of the earth in space is not "suspended' or "hanging" "over" or "upon" nothing. It is orbiting the sun at 66,700 miles per hour. If the earth can be considered "hanging" over anything, it is the sun, which certainly is NOT nothing.
Several other verses in the Bible also indicate the earth is flat, such as Nebuchadnezzar's vision in Dan 4:10-11 (the tree could not be seen from all the earth if it were not flat). Dan 2:28 states that the visions of Nebuchadnezzar are from God. If the biblical god says the biblical earth is flat, it must be flat.
The original Hebrew word translated as firmament is raqiya, which is a noun derived from the Hebrew word raqa. That word is a verb meaning "to beat out," and is used in the bible in reference to beating out metal into plates or expanses of the metal (as in Exodus 39:3). So raqiya, as a noun, would literally mean "that which is beaten out."
The biblical firmament, or sky, is therefore a solid, beaten out expanse or vault set on the rim of the flat disk of the earth. That is confirmed in Job 37:18, which states:
"Can you beat out the vault of the skies as he does,
hard as a mirror of cast metal?" (New English Bible)
There, the Hebrew word translated as "beat out" (or "spread out" in other versions) is, as noted above, raqa.
The solid vault of heaven is also implied in verses such as Deut 4:32:
"Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created man on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of?" See also Ps 19:1-6, Isaiah 13:4-5, and Matt 24:31.
The "ends of heaven" would be the base of the vault of heaven where it rests on the rim of the disk of the earth.
The stars in the biblical cosmos are just lights set in the firmament. As mere lights in the sky, they will fall to the earth in the Last Days (Matt 24:29), which conflicts with finding that the actual stars are other suns and many times larger than the earth.
So, according to the Bible the earth is a flat, immovable disk, supported by pillars and covered with a solid vault of heaven, the rim of which is is resting on the perimeter of the disk of the earth, and the stars are just lights set in the vault of heaven.
That this is the correct view of the biblical cosmos is shown by the fact that it describes a structure with parts that are fully consistent with each other. That structural consistency indicates that it accurately represents the cosmos as conceived by the ancient Hebrews and as its writers incorporated that view in the Bible.
In addition, according to the Bible, earth is the centerpiece of creation and in the Last Days god will destroy the earth and the heavens as part of his plan for mankind. (2 Peter 3:10)
So, according to the Bible, the whole cosmos was created merely for the sake of the earth and its inhabitants—which, considering the magnitude of the real universe, is ridiculous.
All of which goes to show that the cosmos of the Bible does not exist, and therefore the god who created it does not exist.
By the way, the ancient Greek scientists knew that the earth is a sphere at the same time the writers of the Bible believed it to be as described above.
In the fourth century B.C. Aristotle presented several scientific arguments for a spherical earth, and Heraclides provided rational arguments to show that the earth is spinning on its axis. And in the third century B.C. Aristarchus even proposed a view of the solar system essentially the same as our modern view. He also measured the distance to the moon and its size with remarkable accuracy. Also in the third century B.C. Eratosthenes measured the circumference of the earth with remarkable accuracy.
Where in the Bible is anything comparable to that to be found?
Thanks for quoting those verses.
Eccl 1:5 "The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose."
That verse clearly indicates that, after setting, the sun goes around the earth so it can be in place to arise the next morning.
Or are you ignorant of the fact that the earth goes around the sun instead of vice verse? It would not surprise me that you do believe that, since you have repeatedly shown how ignorant you are about science.
And, after all, you Bible believers burned Giordano Bruno at the stake for saying, in contradiction to the Bible, that the earth moves, and you would have done the same to Galileo if he had not recanted.
As for Isaiah 40:22, I referred to several passages that indicate the earth is flat, i.e., a flat disk.
- NDMALv 77 years ago
Perhaps, even your most ancient civilizations were engaged in astronomical exploration..