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The Bible in the Stars - Signs of the times - Zodiac

Astronomy NOT Astrology. We are investingating how God placed His plans in the Stars. As Romans 1:20 says: God made the invisible (unseen things) visible from the creation of the world (in creation) so we can understand His power and God head from the created - visible things. We come to this study as believers in Jesus (Yeshua) to see the grace of God.

A lot of my sources says alot of things, I am trying to descern between fact and opinion.

1. In Gen 1:14 it states: And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let there be signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years;

So could have have placed the constellations in such a place as to reveal His plans for us in the stars?
(Rev 12:1 KJV)  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman [Bethulah / Virgo] clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars [Constellation Ari’el]…

The Stars of Revelation 12:1 occurred on Yom Teruah / Day of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 3998, announcing the birth of the “King.”

 

Bethulah / Virgo / The Virgin, clothed with the setting sun and the sliver of the new moon beneath her feet, while…

HaTzaddik (Jupiter), the “Righteous One,” came into conjunction with…

HaMelech, also called the “King,” in the…

 

 

 

Constellation of Ari'el, the “Lion of Judah.”

 

 

This one time event announced the birth of the “King,” the Messiah! This is the “sign in the heavens” mistakenly called the “Star of Bethlehem.”



Michael Rood who propogate this teachings, also says a lot of things, some I struggle to find proof for, I am not saying they are not true - it's just where is the proof.:
  1. Michael Rood says: that all the old constellations in biblical times (in modern times newer onces where added) - the meaning of them are the same in all languages. So if someone refers to 'Virgo' in English (Virgo = Latin) means Virgin. It might be another word in Chinese but it also means Virgin. This is because God named the stars before the confusion of languages in Babel

    This is partially true:

    There is a surprising amount of cross-cultural similarity in the interpretation of the constellations of the zodiac. Orion, for example, was seen as a hunter or warrior by the Sumerians, Greeks, Hungarians, and Chinese. However, that interpretation was not universal. The Scandinavians saw Orion as "Frigg's Distaff," and the Indians saw it as a deer. 

    God "determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name" (Psalm 147:4). However, the Bible never says that God taught humanity the stars' names or that He put hidden messages in the zodiac.



    We know that the Hindu zodiac does correspond with the Hellenistic and Roman one.

    Wikipedia says: Knowledge of the Babylonian zodiac is also reflected in the Hebrew Bible. E. W. Bullinger interpreted the creatures appearing in the books of Ezekiel and Revelation as the middle signs of the four quarters of the Zodiac,[14][15] with the Lion as Leo, the Bull is Taurus, the Man representing Aquarius and the Eagle representing Scorpio.[16] Some authors have linked the twelve tribes of Israel with the twelve signs. Martin and others have argued that the arrangement of the tribes around the Tabernacle (reported in the Book of Numbers) corresponded to the order of the Zodiac, with Judah, Reuben, Ephraim, and Dan representing the middle signs of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio, respectively.[17][18] Such connections were taken up by Thomas Mann, who in his novel Joseph and His Brothers attributes characteristics of a sign of the zodiac to each tribe in his rendition of the Blessing of Jacob.


  1. That Daniel was made a eunuch. (The only proof I can find is)
    (Dan 1:7 KJV)  Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
    (Which is a vague reference.. to say the least.)
  2. Daniel was very wealthy as he served under Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Darius, and Cyrus: True!
  3. Given charge over the Chaldeans (Semitic wise men/astronomers) of whom many where Jews (proof???)
  4. Visited by the Angel of YHWH, Gabriel, and given many revelations concerning future events and of the coming of the Messiah (proof??)
  5. Daniel had no children and passed on his inheritance to Messiah who was to be born in Bethlehem - when the stars reveales it. (proof??)
  6. 500 years after Daniel the Magi, see the signs in the stars and bring the gifts to Yeshua, in Nazareth when he was 2 years old. 
  7. Christ in His earthly ministry fullfilled 4 out of the 12 zodiak signs/story, when He returns He will fullfill the rest.




Here are some excepts from E.W Bullinger's Book:


BOOK ONE: THE REDEEMER


BOOK ONE : VIRGO The Prophecy of the Promised Seed of the Woman
SIGN/DECAN OTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE VERSE
VIRGO-The VirginH-virgin; A-branch/ear of cornIsa 7:14-A virgin will conceive
COMA-the desiredH-desired; P-woman feed baby boy Hag 2:7-desired of all nations shall come
CENTAURUS-the centaurA,C-the despised; H-sin offering Isa 53:3-despised/rejected of men
BOOTES-the coming oneH-the coming; E-one who rules Ps 96:13-he cometh to judge the earth; Enoch 7&8


The Promised Seed of the woman, the Desired of all nations, a two-natured being, who will come to harvest.





BOOK ONE : LIBRA The Redeemer's Atoning Work
SIGN/DECANOTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
LIBRA-the scalesH-weighing;A-purchase; Co-propitiationIsa 53:10-sin offering(balance our lacks)
CRUX-the crossH-cutting off; H-limit/finishDan 9:26- 62 weeks, messiah cut off
LUPUS-the victimH,A-to be slainIsa 53:7-lamb to the slaughter; Ez18:4 blood remission
CORONA-the crown H-royal crown; A-,jewel PS 110:1-thine enemies thy footstool


The price deficient balanced by the price which covers. The Cross endured by the Victicm slain, who receives the Crown.





BOOK ONE : SCORPIO The Redeemer's Conflict
SIGN/DECANOTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
SCORPIO-the scorpionH-the conflict; A-wound him that comethGood vs Evil
SERPENS-the serpentH,A-the serpent held Gen 3:15-bruise the head; Ps 91:13 tread on the adder
OPHIUCHUS-serpent holder:No other names foundFighting with Satan
HERCULES-the mighty one E-who cometh; A-strong one Rev 19:11-white horse; conqueror


The Scorpion seeking to wound, but itself trodden under foot. The Serpent and the Man struggling. The Mighty Man kneeling on one knee, humbled in the conflict, but holding aloft the tokens of victory, with his foot on the head of the Dragon.





BOOK ONE : SAGITTARIUS The Redeemer's Triumph
SIGN/DECANOTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
SAGITTARIUS-the archerH,E,G,A-arrow; Co-beauty of coming forthPs 45:3-5-people fall under thee; Ps64: God shoots arrow
LYRA-the harpNo other names found [symbolizes rejoicing] Rev 19:7-be glad, give honor; 5:13 blessing & honor
ARA-the burning pyreA-finishing; G-cursingPs 21:9-fire shall devour them
DRACO-the dragon G-trodden on; Co-serpent accursedIsa 27:1-slay the dragon; Ps91:13 tread on adder


The two-natured Conqueror going forth; Praise prepared for the Conqueror and the consuming fire prepared for His enemy the Ol serpent--the Devil.




BOOK TWO : THE REDEEMER'S PEOPLE



BOOK TWO : CAPARISONS Their Blessings Procured
SIGN/DE CANOTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
CAPRICORNUS-the sea goatReplace of sacrifice; H,A-cut offIsa 53:8-stricken for my people;Lev 9:15; 16:22
SAGITTA-the arrowNo other names found[has no human connection]Isa 53:4-smitten of God(royal eagle fall)
AQUILA-the eagleNo other names found[royal symbol, falling in death]
DELPHINUS-the dolphin H-pouring out water; A-coming quickly died but rose again(whole New Testament)


The goat of Atonement for the Redeemed slain by the arrow of God. the smitten One falling, and Rising again.





BOOK TWO : AQUARIUSTheir Blessings Ensured
SIGN/frostbitten OTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
AQUARIUS-the water bearerfrostbitten of him coming down Isa 33:-Lord is rivers/streams;Joel 2:pours out Spirit
PISCUS AUSTRALIS-the Southern fishA-mouth of the fish blessing is bestowed on the redeemed
PEGASUS-the winged horseH-chief horse speedy bestowment of living waters
CYGNUS-the swan Ethics from afar Ps 36:8-9-fountain of life


The living waters of blessing poured forth for the Redeemed who Drink in the Blessing. Bringing speedily the Good News of the returning Redeemer.





BOOK TWO : PISCES Their Blessings in Abeyance
SIGN/BlessingsOTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
PISCES-the fishesE-fishes of him that cometh Blesings to Israel & Ethnos(Eph 3:6)
THE BAND-the bandE-He comethJer 31:11; Hos 11:4 [held in Satan's grip]
ANDROMEDA-the chained WOMANH-the chained; E-set up as queenJer 14:17-daughter broken; Isa 52:2 bands of thy neck
CEPHUS-the crowned king H-the branch; E-one cometh to rule Jer 31:1-I will be God to all the families of Israel


The Redeemed blessed though bound. (The two Houses of Israel and Judah) by a Band to their great enemy. The redeemed in bondage waiting for their Redeemer coming to rule.





BOOK TWO : ARIES Their Blessings Consummated and Enjoyed
SIGN/JudasOTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
ARIES-the ramAk-sacrifice of righteousness Lamb revives, full of life(New Testament)
CASSIOPEIA-the enthroned womanA-the freed; E-set up as queen Isa 62:3-5-marriage of Christ; Isa 61:10, Isa 54:5-8
CETUS-the sea monsterE-subdued Ps 74:12-14-break dragon's head; Isa 26:21; 27:1
PERSEUS-the breaker E-who fights & subduesChrist is the agency of deliverance(many refs)


The Lamb that was slain. The captive to be delivered and prepared for her for her Husband, who is bound to Cetus, the sea monster, who will be Broken by the Deliverer.





BOOK THREE : THE CONFLICT WITH SATAN



BOOK THREE : TAURUS Messiah, the Coming Judge of All the Earth
SIGN/FetusOTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
TAURUS-the bullE-who saves/delivers; H-coming/ruling Isa 34:2;26:21; Jud 14-rushing to judge; gore enemies
ORION-the glorious oneAk-light of heaven Isa 60:1-3-glory of the Lord
ERIDANUS-the riverH-riverofthejudge[eri=river;dan=judge] Dan 7:9-fire/judge-->Ps 97;Ps 1; Isa 30;Isa 66; Nahum 1
AURIGA-the shepherd H-shepherd; E-sceptre/powerIsa 49:10-11-gather the lambs; Fez 34:22


Messiah coming to rule in the person of the redeemer. whose Wrath is breaking forth on His enemies, while He shepherd's his Redeemed in safety.





BOOK THREE : GEMINI Messiah's Reign as Prince of Peace
SIGN/breakingOTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
GEMINI-the twinsbreaking of him who cometh; H,A,G-the united Jer33:14 Righteous (2 natured) branch to rule; Jer 23:5
LEPUS-the hareE-confounded/failing Isa 63:3-4-trample the enemy; Mal 4; Ps 60;12
Canis Major-the dogE-the head; A-coming quickly Isa 59:19-redeemer shall come to Zion; Isa 49:24
Canis Minor-the 2nd dog E-conquering/victoriousIsa 59:19-redeemer shall come to Zion; Isa 49:24


The twofold nature of the King who treads His enemy under foot. The coming glorious Prince of Prices, the exalted Redeemer.





BOOK THREE : CANCER Messiah's Redeemed Possessions
SIGN/RedeemedOTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
CANCER-the crabE-the cattle-folds; A-holds/binds; Ak-sieze seedEnfolding of the redeemed
Ursa Minor-the little bearlesser sheepfold(ancient picture)EZ 34:12-16
Ursa Major-the great bearA-assembled together(great sheepfold)EZ 34:12-16
ARGO-the ship (many voyagers coming home)Isa 35:10-ransomed of Lord to Zion; Isa 51; Jer 31; Isa 60


The possessions held fast in the Lesser and greater Sheepfolds. The redeemed pilgrims safely journeying home.




BOOK THREE : LEO Messiah's consummated Triumph
SIGN/TriumphOTHER NAMESSCRIPTURE
LEO-the lionS-rending lion; A-vehemently leaping as flame Rev 5:5 Lion of tribe of Judah prevails
HYDRA-the serpentmeans he is abhorred no other names foundRev 20:2- Satan chained
CRATER-the cuppouring out something no other names foundPs 75:8-God's cup; Ps 11:6 fire/brimstone in the cup
CORVUS-the raven the enemy/breaking up[snake natural enemy]
Rev 19:hybrids eat God's enemy's flesh



The Lion of the Tribe of Judah aroused for the rending of the Enemy, the old Serpent. the cup of Divine wrath poured out, while birds of prey devour him.




THE LUNAR ZODIAC

The Lunar Zodiac would seem from history to be more ancient than the Solar Zodiac. However, as we shall see, they undoubtedly have a common source. The Lunar Zodiac can be found in India, Arabia and China. Unlike China and Arabia, the Indian astronomy assigned figures to each of the Mansions of the Moon. The Lunar Zodiac travels around the same ecliptic as the Solar, but is divided into twenty-eight parts. Each of these Mansions has it's own particular name.

Joseph A. Seiss has written a very complete account of the Zodiacs, including related subjects, like primeval man. I urge you to get this book called, "The Gospel in the Stars." About the history of the Lunar Zodiac Seiss says, "Astronomers agree in regarding this LunarZodiac as containing the most ancient remains of the science of the stars. The Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians knew little or nothing about it, but it is a matter of record in China that it was known and understood in that country as early as the reign of Yao, about twenty-three hundred years before the Christian era, which was before the time of Abraham. In the Chinese astronomy it begins with Virgo, which would seem to indicate that the Chinese table came from the antediluvian times."

If it was meant that the stars should carry a prophetic record of the Gospel, then we would find it also in the arrangement and naming of the Lunar Mansions. And, of course, it is.

For ease of comparison, I'll table the Lunar Mansions as they occur in relation to the Solar Zodiac. And from E. Raymond Capt's excellent introductory study of this subject, I'll quote the summary for each of the four constellations that make up the twelve signs.



VIRGO:

Seed of the Woman, the Desire of nations, Man of double nature in humiliation, exalted Shepherd and Harvester.

NAMEMEANING
Al Awathe Desired
Simak al AzelBranch of the Power of God
Caphirthe Atonement, the Propitiation by sacrifice


LIBRA:

The Price to be paid, the Cross to be endured, the Victim slain, the Crown purchased.

NAMEMEANING
Al Zubena the redeeming, the regaining by purchase, the buying back
Al Iclil the complete submission


SCORPIO:

The Conflict, the Serpent's coils, the struggle with the Enemy, the toiling Vanquisher of evil.

NAMEMEANING
Al Kalb the cleaving or wounding
Al Shaulathe sting, the deadly wound


SAGITTARIUS:

The double-natured One triumphing as a Warrior, he gladdens the Heavens, he builds the fires of punishment, he casts down the Dragon.

NAMEMEANING
al Naimthe gracious, the delighted in
Al Beldahhastily coming, as to judgement


CAPRICORNUS:

Life out of Death, the Arrow of God, Pierced and falling, Springing up again in abundant life.

NAMEMEANING
Al Dibahthe sacrifice slain


AQUARIUS:

Life-waters from on high, Drinking the heavenly flood, Carrying and speeding the Good News, bearing aloft the Cross over all the earth.

NAMEMEANING
Sa'ad al Bula witness of the rising or drinking in
Sa'ad al Su'ud witness of the swimming or outpouring
Al Achbiya the fountain of pouring


PISCES:

Multiplication of the Redeemer's People, upheld and governed by the Lamb, the intended Bride bound and exposed on earth, the Bridegroom exalted.

NAMEMEANING
Al Pherg al Muchaddemthe progeny of the ancient times
Al Pherg al Mauchherthe progeny of latter times
Al Risha the band, the joined together


ARIES:

The Lamb found worthy, the Bride released and making ready, Satan bound, the Breaker triumphing.

NAMEMEANING
Al Sheratanthe wounded, that was cut off
Al Boteinthe treading under foot
Al Thuraiya the enemy punished


TAURUS:

The invincible Ruler come, the sublime Vanquisher, the River of Judgement, the all-ruling Shepherd.

NAMEMEANING
Al Debaranthe Leader, the Governor, the Subduer
Al Heka the driving away


GEMINI:

The Marriage of the Lamb, the Enemy trodden down, the Prince coming in Glory, his princely following.

NAMEMEANING
Al Henahthe wounded in the foot
Al Dirah the ill-treated


CANCER:

The Possession secured, Lesser fold - the Church of the first born, Greater fold - Israel, the Bride, safe folding into the kingdom.

NAMEMEANING
Al Nethrathe treasure, the possession
Al Terpha the healed, the delivered, the saved


LEO:

The King aroused for the rending, the Serpent fleeing, the Bowl of Wrath upon him, his Carcass devoured.

NAMEMEANING
Al Giebathe exaltation, the Price
Al Zubra the heaped-up, as sin and delayed punishment
Al Serpha the burning, the funeral-pyre.


Seiss finishes by saying, "The whole series of these names thus runs parallel with the signs of the Solar Zodiac, and ends up precisely in the same way, proving that they are of a piece with it."

A last reminder for those who may have lost track. The Chinese had these Mansions, with their names long before the other cultures of history. This Lunar Zodiac wasn't the product of some group of star gazers corrupting an existing Solar Zodiac.

Amazing, huh? But that's God. Go where you will. Study any Truth. There He is.

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