stars in the Bible
Stars are mentioned in various places in Scripture.
See: Constellations in the Bible
Questions about stars
When were the stars created? Before the Earth or after? What is the order of events in the biblical Creation? See answer
- Is the Gospel spelled out in the stars? Answer —The 19th century brought forth the popularized notion that the gospel is outlined in the heavens above us. What is the truth about the gospel in the stars?
- What was the Star of Bethlehem? Answer
- What does the Bible say about the Sun?
- Morning Star in the Bible
- Is heaven located in the northern sky? Answer
- What is the host of heaven?
- Astronomy questions and answers
- Guiding star seen in the east at the birth of Christ (Matthew 2:2-10) (See: What was it?)
- Stars worshipped by idolaters (Deuteronomy 4:19; 2 Kings 17:16; 21:3; Jeremiah 19:13)
Stars spoken of symbolically
Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, “Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” —Genesis 37:9 NASB
- Wandering stars of Jude 1:13
“As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. —Rev. 1:20 NASB
The symbolic woman representing Israel
Hebrew and Greek words for stars
כּוֹכָב —transliteration: kokab —meaning: a star —occurrences: 37
כִּימָה —transliteration: Kimah —meaning: a cluster of stars —occurrences: 3 (example: Amos 5:8 KJV —“the seven stars and Orion”)
ἀστήρ —transliteration: astér —meaning: a star —occurrences: 24
ἄστρον —transliteration: astron —meaning: a star —occurrences: 4
Is the universe populated by other beings?
- Does Scripture refer to life in space? Answer
- Are we alone, or is there life elsewhere in the universe? Answer
- What does the Bible say about intelligent life on other planets? Answer
Stars and astrology
- What are stargazers in the Bible?
- Astrologers in the Bible
- What is divination?
- What’s wrong with practicing astrology?
- What does the Bible say about sorcery?
- About idolatry and false goods in the Bible