Bible Prophecy Research
Title: Seven Stars
Submitted by: email@example.com
Date: March 23, 1998
What are the Pleiades?
"The beautiful group of stars known as the Pleiades is mentioned three times in
Scripture. Job 9:8-9 and Amos 5:8 explain their origin, stating that the Creator
'stretches out the heavens' and is the Master of the Pleiades. Job 38:31-32 further
declares that only the Lord can 'bind the beautfiul Pleiades' and bring them forth in
their season. These stars are indeed gravitationally bound together in a cluster. They
appear in the November skies and are located above Orion's left shoulder, where six
icy-blue stars can be seen in the shape of a little dipper, smaller than the moon.
Binoculars reveal dozens of additional stars in the Pleiades group. The stars are 400
light-years away but are actually near-neighbors of earth in the Milky Way galaxy.
"The Pleiades stars have been described in many different ways. Chinese records
from 2357 BC describe them as golden bees or flying pigeons. The Greeks named the stars
the 'seven sisters.' Early Russian literature pictures the Pleiades as a mother hen with
her chicks. For a while during the 1800s, it was thought that the Pleiades were located at
the exact center of the universe since measurements seemed to show that all the other
stars moved around Pleiades. Today we know that the Pleiades group also moves; it is
actually speeding away from the earth at 16,000 miles per hour."
(Astronomy and the Bible, Donald B. DeYoung)
"...there is a cluster of stars known as the Pleiades. This word, which
means the congregation of the judge or ruler, comes to us through the Greek
Septuagint as the translation of the Hebrew kimah, which means the heap or accumulation...
"It consists of a number of stars (in the neck of Taurus) which appear to be near
together. The brightest of them...has come down to us with an Arabic name--Al Cyone,
which means the centre, and has given the idea to some astronomers that it is the
centre of the whole universe. The Syriac name for the Pleiades is Succoth, which
(The Witness of the Stars, E. W.
"The Pleiades...compared by the Persian poets to a bouquet formed of jewels. It is
the constellation of seven stars, whose rising and setting determined the commencement and
end of their voyages..."
(Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament, volume 4, Job)
"If a star map is superimposed over the Earth with the pole star placed over the
terrestial North Pole, we have a celestial clock making one revolution daily. The noon
point of that map (like Greenwich) is the Great Pyramid of Giza. Thousands of years ago,
Egypt was known as the Land of Khem. The Khema were a group of seven major stars (in the
constellation of Taurus), known today as the Pleiades. If the map is placed with the Khema
over the Land of Khem (Egypt)-specifically, directly over the apex of the Great Pyramid-
then Taurus falls over the Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey; Ursa Major, the Great
Bear, rambles over Russia; the head of Draco the Dragon coils up over China; Orion (the
warrior) over Iran/Iraq; Aries the Ram over Rome, and Capricorn (identified with the god
Pan) falls over Panama, Panuco, and Mayapan (the old name of the Yucatan). Aquila the
Eagle spans the United States. The analogies are obvious, and quite impressive. This is
one of the clearest examples of the law of 'As Above, So Below.'"
(Beyond Prophecies & Predictions, Moira Timms)
See also Heaven.
See also The Great Pyramid.
See also Alignment of Planets.