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
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?
> What sorts of figures were they?
See Michael Wise- "Thunder In Gemini"esp. chapter 1!
>Were the ancient Jews astonomers? Astrologers?
>If this isn't of general interest please reply off-list.
Oh everything is of interest!
Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology
jwest at highland.net
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