Moon in the Bible
Hebrew: יָרֵחַ —transliteration: yareach
Worship of the Moon
The great brilliance of the Moon in Eastern countries led to its being early an object of idolatrous worship (Deuteronomy 4:19; 17:3; Job 31:26), a form of idolatry against which the Jews were warned (Deuteronomy 4:19; 17:3).
“Ur was consecrated to the worship of Sin, the Babylonian Moon-god. It shared this honor, however, with another city, and this city was Haran, or Harran. Harran was in Mesopotamia, and took its name from the highroad which led through it from the east to the west.
The name is Babylonian, and bears witness to its having been founded by a Babylonian king. The same witness is still more decisively borne by the worship paid in it to the Babylonian Moon-god and by its ancient temple of Sin.
- Feast of the New Moon
- Was the 4th day of Creation (when the Moon and Sun were created) 24 hours long? Answer
- Host of heaven
- Wilderness of Sin
- Queen of heaven
- ISLAM—What is Ramadan? Answer
- MIRACLE—The sun and moon stayed: (Joshua 10:12-14)
- Can we explain the “long days” of Joshua and Hezekiah? Answer
- CREATION—Order of the creation of the universe
- CREATION—Was the fourth day of creation twenty-four hours long? (creation of the sun, moon, and stars) Answer
- EVOLUTIONISM—Have scientists discovered the moon’s origin? Answer
- EVOLUTIONISM—Has the origin of the solar system been determined? Answer
- FLAT EARTH—Did Bible writers believe the Earth was flat? Answer
- GALILEO—What were Galileo's scientific and biblical conflicts with the Church? Answer
- Answers to astronomy Creation vs. Evolution questions
- THE OCCULT—What does the Bible say about it? Answer