Off-topic

Jim West jwest at Highland.Net
Sat Jan 2 16:50:55 EST 1999


At 08:39 PM 1/2/99 -0500, you wrote:
>This is actually a question about Hebrew not Greek, but I thought I'd ask
>since so many of you know both. In Amos (5:8) it says, "Seek him that made the
>Pleiades and Orion".

the Hebrew terms are
kimah
and
kesil.

 Now I can understand if that is what is says in LXX (of
>which I have no copy),

it doesnt say orion or pleides.

 But surely this isn't what the Hebrew says. Were there
>constellations in ancient Hebrew culture?

Yes.

> What sorts of figures were they?

See Michael Wise- "Thunder In Gemini"esp. chapter 1!


>Were the ancient Jews astonomers? Astrologers?

Yup.

>
>If this isn't of general interest please reply off-list.

Oh everything is of interest!

>
>Thanks, 
>
>Jane Cates

Best,

Jim

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Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

jwest at highland.net




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