SECTION ONE - ADAM
THE GOSPEL IN
THE FOURTH DAY
The Hebrew word tr)a)m "MAOWR"
Signifies sources of
light; hence, luminaries would be a better translation.
||To help man locate his position when moving over the
surface of the earth: they were primitive mans compass.
||To regulate the calendar. The seasons are
spring, summer, autumn, and winter; also seed-time and harvest.
THE STARS ALSO
Strongs definition: "a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag,
beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.
In the first mention of the heavenly bodies, the purpose of the Creator is clearly
stated. Gen. 1:14-19 reveals the fact that they were created, not only "to divide the day from the night, and to give light upon the
earth"; but, they were set "for SIGNS, and
for SEASONS, and for days and years".
||And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for
God is judge himself. Selah.
||The heavens declare the glory
of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.
||The heavens declare his
righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
||He telleth the number of the
stars; he calleth them all by their names.
|Here we are dealing with Gods
Astronomy, which should not be confused with mythical astrology.
It should be noted that the modern names are used, but only for the
purposes of reader identification. Some of these names were given in ignorance, by those
who had lost the primitive signification of the twelve Signs and of the thirty-six
The stars were all named by God (Ps. 147:4). Most of these names
have been lost; but over 100 are preserved through the Arabic and Hebrew, and are used by
astronomers today, though their meaning is unknown to them.
Jewish tradition, preserved by *Josephus, assures us that this
Bible astronomy was discovered by Adam,. Seth, and Enoch. We see evidence of it as early
as Gen. 11:4, where we read of the Tower of Babel having "his top with the
heavens" (Josephus Antiquities of the Jews Chapter II Page 27 Kregel
Publications). There is nothing about the wrongly supplied italics "may
reach unto". The words, doubtless, refer to the signs of the Zodiac, pictured at the
top of the Tower, like the Zodiacs in the Temples of Denderah, and Esneh in Egypt. We have
to remember that our written Scriptures began with Moses, approximately 1490 BC:
and thus, for more than 2,500 years, the revelation of the hope which God gave in Gen.
3:15 was preserved in the naming of the stars and their grouping in signs and
In later years, when Israel came into the possession of the written
"Scriptures of truth", there was no longer any need for the more ancient writing
in the heavens. Hence, the original teaching gradually faded away, and the heathen, out of
the smattering they had heard by tradition, evolved their cosmogonies and mythologies. Ps.
19 contains a vivid reference to these two Books of revelation. That is why there is the
very sudden change of subject at verse Psalm 7. In the first half of this Psalm all the
terms are literary, in the latter half they are all astronomical, thus
welding the two portions of the Psalm into one harmonious whole.
Each of the four chapters in each of these three "Books"
of constellations consist of three sections; and each section is represented by a
Constellation. There are thus thirty-six (3x12) Constellations, which, with the twelve
Signs, make forty-eight (4x12) in all.
(From the Companion Bible)
BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE CONSTELLATIONS:
First Book - THE REDEEMER.
(His first coming)
The prophecy of the promises seed.
The Redeemers work (grace).
SCORPIO The Redeemers conflict.
Second Book - THE REDEEMED.
(His work and its result)
The prophecy of deliverance.
AQUARIUS Results of work bestowed.
PISCES Results of work enjoyed.
ARIES The prophesied
Third Book - THE REDEEMER
(His Second Coming)
The prophecy of coming judgment.
The Redeemers reign in glory
CANCER The Redeemers possession safe
LEO The prophecy of
Imagine yourself a man who lives before the Scriptures were
compiled and who wanted to impart the wonderful story of Gods Redemption to fallen
mankind. You want to tell the story to your son in hopes that it will continue down
through time until the promised Coming One will take him home and restore unto the earth
the glory and majesty that once was in that day before sin broke the fellowship between a
good and wonderful God and mankind.
You feel much like Arabella Catherine Hankey did when she penned
the words of the beloved hymn:
I love to tell the story of unseen things above.
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story, because I know tis true.
It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.
|Sitting with your child on a rock, or by a tree on a grassy
hillside, you begin to share the first account given by God - that which was written in
the stars -
THE FIRST BOOK
"The sufferings of Christ."
Says, pointing at the stars in the night sky:
"Look up there my
VIRGO The Prophecy of the
The meaning of the word: the Virgin
Here we have the star Al Zimach. From the Hebrew word Zemach, which
means the Branch
(Isaiah 4:2; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Zech. 3:8;6:12).
||The desired. (Hag
2:7; Num 24:17)
The Egyptian word Shes-nu which means "the desired son"
The woman and child the desired of all nations (in the most
||The word is Al-Beze
= the despised (Isaiah 53:3)
With two natures = The despised sin-offering
||The coming One with branch
The Hebrew is Bo' = to come (Psalm 96:13)
Hebrew Arcturus = He cometh (Job 9:9)
Egyptian word Smat = one who rules
LIBRA The Redeemers
Was anciently called (the Altar) In the Accadian this word is Tulki.
The two bright stars are to-day called in Arabic
Zuben al Genubi = the price which is deficient
Zuben al Chemali = the price which covers
||The Cross endured.
The Hebrew word karath = to cut off (Daniel 9:26).
The Victim slain.
The Greek name Thera = a beast
The Latin is Victima = from which we
The Hebrew word is Zabah = slain
In the Zodiac of Denderah the word is Sura =
The Hebrew word is atarah = a royal crown
The Arabic word is Al iclil = a jewel
Its brightest star is Al phena = the shining one Egyptian word Smat
= one who rules
The Redeemers Conflict
This word is:
||= akrab (Psalms 91:13)
||= Isidis the attack of the
||= Al phena wounding
|The brightest star is
||= Antares wounding
||Assaulting the mans heel.
Hebrew kelalah = the accursed
The Arabic is Al hay = the reptile
The brightest star is called in the Hebrew anak =
grasping the serpent.
This word is from the Arabic Afeichus = the
The brightest star is Ras al hagus = the
head of him who holds
Other names are Megeras = contending
In the Zodiac of Denderah he is Aph-bau meaning = he
chief who cometh).
Other stars are
|Triophas = treading under
|Saiph = bruised
|Carnebas = bruised
The mighty man
In the Zodiac of Denderah this is called Bau
= who cometh
The Arabic is Al giscale = the strong one
The brightest star is Ras al Gethi = the
head of him who bruises
The Redeemers triumph
|Hebrew kesheth = an archer (Genesis
Brightest star is channun (Hebrew) = the gracious one
The next star is Nun-ki (Accadian) = Prince of the earth
In the Zodiac of Denderah, Pi-maere = graciousness
And also in the Zodiac of Denderah, Knem = He
||Praise prepared for the
The brightest star is Vega = He shall be
In the Zodiac of Denderah Fent-kar = the serpent ruled
for His enemies.
Its meaning is an altar upside down, pointing to Tartarus (Isaiah 63:4,5)
Arabian Al mugamra = completing or finishing (Psalms 21:9-12)
The dragon cast
This ends the first book.
THE SECOND BOOK
"The work and the results"
And the Father says again:
"Now, look over here my Son"
CAPRICORNUS The result of the
|The meaning of the word = the goat of atonement
Zodiacs of Denderah and Esneh the word is Hu-penius =
the place of the sacrifice
The Hebrew is Gedi = the kid
or Gada, = to cut off
The brightest star is Al-gedi = the kid
The next brightest star is Deneb al gedi = the sacrifice of
||The arrow of God sent forth.
(Psalms 38:2; Isaiah 53:4,5)
The meaning = the arrow
The Hebrew word is Shamad = destroying
The smitten One
The meaning = the eagle, pierced, wounded and falling
The brightest star is Al tair = wounding
All the other stars are similar.
The dead One
Meaning = always a fish full of life, the head upwards
The Hebrew is Dalaph = pouring out of water
The Arabian is Dalaph = coming quickly
The Blessings insured
The Hebrew Dali
= water-urn or bucket (Num. 24:7).
In the Zodiac of Denderah he has two urns. The fish seems to have come out of one of them.
Brightest star is Saad al Melik = the record of the
The next star is Saad al Sund = who goeth and
returneth (Isaiah 32:1,2; 35:1,6; 41:18; 44:2-6; 51:3).
|PISCES AUSTRALIS -
||The blessings bestowed.
The southern fish
The Arabic is Fom al haut = the mouth of the fish
The Zodiac of Denderah is Aar = a stream
Meaning = The winged horse
Hebrew, pehah = The chief,
and su = a horse
Zodiac of Denderah is Pe and ka (Peka, or pega)
The brightest star is Markab
Hebrew is merhak = returning from afar
Zodiac of Denderah the word is Tes-ark = this from afar
also = A mighty bird, not falling dead like Aquila
The brightest star is Deneb = the Judge
also called Adige = flying swiftly
The second star is Al Bireo = flying quickly
Two other stars are Azel = who goes and returns quickly
and Fafage = gloriouly shining forth
PISCES The Blessings in abeyance The Blessings in abeyance
The Egyptian name in the Zodiac of
Denderah is Pe-cot Orion
or Pisces Hori = the fishes
Another meaning = swarms or multitudes of Him Who cometh.
The Hebrew is Dagi m = the fishes (Gen.
The Syric name is Nuno = lengthened out in posterity
( Isa. 53:10; Ps. 33:12;37:22)
Brightest star is Okda = the united
Note the two fishes = the earthly and heavenly callings
one fish horizontal the other looking upward.
Next brightest star is Al samaca (Arabic) = the
upheld (Isa. 41:8-10)
|THE BAND -
||The Great enemy.
The Egyptian name is U-or = He
cometh binding them together (Hos. 11:4)
||The redeemed in bondage.
In the Zodiac of Denderah it is Set
= seated as a queen
Also the word Sirco = the chained
The brightest star is Al Phiratz = the broken down
Next brightest stars are Mirach = the weak
And the Arabic, Al amok = struck down (Isa. 54:11-14; 51:21-52:3)
||The Deliverer coming to loosen.
The Greek Cepheus = The King
from the Hebrew Zemah = The Branch
Zodiac of Denderah, Pe-ku-hor = this one cometh
The Ethiopian name is Hyh = a king
Brightest star is Al Deramin = coming quickly
Next brightest star is Al Rai = who
bruises or breaks (Jer. 31:1)
ARIES The Blessings consummated
the Second Book
The meaning is
= The ram or Lamb full of vigor
Another meaning = Not falling in death like Capricornus
Zodiac of Denderah, Tametouris Ammon = the reign or
rule of Ammon
The Hebrew name is Taleh = the lamb
The Arabic name is Al Hamel = the sheep
The Syric name is Amroo = lamb as in John 1:29.
The Accadian name was Bar-ziggar = The altar making
right or sacrifice of Righteousness
Brightest star is El nath, or El natik
= wounded, or slain
Next brightest star is Al Sharatan = the bruised, or
(See Rev. 5:9-12)
||The captive delivered = the
Arabic name is El seder = the
Zodiac of Denderah has Set = seated as queen
The Arabic word is Ruchba = the enthroned
Brightest star is Schedir = the freed
Next brightest star is Kaph from Hebrew = the branch
See Isa. 54:5-8; 62:3-5.
||The great enemy bound =
the sea monster (Rev. 20:1-3 & 10)
Zodiac of Denderah is Knem = subdued
Brightest star is called Menkar = the enemy
Next brightest star is Diphda, or Deneb Kaitos
= overthrown, or thrust down
Another star is called Mira = the rebel (Job 41:1-10;
Isa. 51:22,23; 26:21-27:1)
Hebrew word is Perez
Greek word is Perses, or Perseus (Rom. 16:12; Mic. 2:12,13)
Zodiac of Denderah is Kar Knem = he who fights
Brightest star is called Mirfak = who helps
Next brightest stars are Al Genib = who carries
and Athik = who breaks
THE THIRD BOOK
"The glory that should follow."
And The father points
again and says:
"Now, look over there my
Messiah coming to rule Messiah coming in judgment
In the Chaldian language it is Tor.
Arabic Al Thaur.
The Greek name is Tauros.
Latin version uses the word Taurus.
The common Hebrew name is Shur = coming and ruling
Also the other Hebrew word Re em = pre-eminence
Brightest star is called Al Debaran = the
leader or Governor
The next brightest star is El nath = wounded or
The group Pleiades is K imah = heap or accumulation
(Job 9:9; Amos 5:8)
A bright star is called Al Cyone = the centre
Hebrew & Syrian name is Succoth =
booth (See Israel Feasts)
Another group is called Hyades = the congregated
(Deut. 33:17;Isa. 13:11-15)
The Twins Messiah as
Prince of princes
||The Redeemer breaking forth as
The coming Prince. Light breaking forth, through the
Zodiac of Denderah it is Ha-ga-t = this is He Who
In Hebrew Orion is Or = light, or coming
forth as light (Job 38:31)
The Hebrew word is Kesil = a strong one (this is
Orion in Job 9:9 & Amos 5:8)
Brightest star is called Betelgeuz = the coming of
the Branch (Mal. 3:2)
Next brightest star is Rigel or Rigol =
the foot of him that crusheth
The next is Bellatrix = swiftly destroying
Another star is called Al Nitak = the wounded One
||Wrath breaking forth as a flood
- The river of judgment
Zodiac of Denderah this is called Peh-ta-t
= the mouth of the river
Brightest star is called Achernar = the after part of
||Safety for His redeemed in the
day of wrath - The Shepherd
(Isa. 40:10,11; Ezek. 34:22)
Another meaning is "Charioteer"
The brightest star is Alioth = a she-goat
The Modern Latin name is Capella = a she-goat
Next Menkilinon = band of goats, bound, never lost
again (John 10:11)
In the Zodiac of Denderah, the shepherd carries a scepter (Trun), the
top with a goat, and the bottom with a cross. (Mal.
4:1-3; Ps. 37:38-40)
Zodiac of Denderah is Clusus,
or Claustrum Hori = the place of Him Who cometh
The old Coptic was Pi-Mahi = the united
The Hebrew is Thaumim (from ta am)
The root word is used in Exodus 26:24 = wined together
The brightest star is Apollo = ruler or judge
The next star is called Hercules = who cometh to
labor and suffer
Another star is Al Henah = hurt, wounded (See Isaiah
4:2; 32:1,2;Jer. 23:5,6;33:14,15.
||The enemy trodden under foot
Zodiac of Denderah has Bashti-beki
= falling confounded
Another meaning is = chased eternally
Brightest star is Arnebo = the enemy of
Him Who cometh
Other stars are Nibal = the mad
Rakis = the bound
Sugia = the deceiver (See Isa. 63:3, 4)
|CANIS MAJOR -
||The coming glorious Prince
This is Sirius = the Prince
Sirius is also the name of the brightest star
Zodiac of Denderah it is Apes = the head
In the Persian Planisphere = a wolf
The Hebrew word is Zeeb
The Persian Tistrya or Tistar
= the chieftain
The next star is called Mirzam = the prince
Another star is Wesen = the shining
Another star is called Adhara = the glorious
|CANIS MINOR -
||The exalted Redeemer.
CANCER Messiahs Redeemed
From the Latin cancer
= The Crab = Messiahs possessions held fast
The Latin is from Arabic Khan = an Inn
and Ker, or Cer = encircling.
In the Zodiac of Denderah and Esneh, Klaria =
The Arabic name Al Sartan = He Who holds or
binds together (Gen. 49:11)
The Greek name is Karkinos = encircling
Ancient Accadian word is Su-kul-na = the seizure, or
possessor of seed
A bright cluster of stars is Praesepe = a multitude
The brightest star is called Tegmine = holding
Another star is called Acubene = the sheltering or
Another star is called Maalaph = assembled
North and south of Praesepe are two bright stars:
Assellus North and Assellus South:
their sign is called the two asses,
thus connecting it with Cancer, which is the sign of Issachar
(See Gen. 49:14; Num. 2:5).
|URSA MINOR -
||The lesser sheepfold.
This is called The little Bear = the lesser
The brightest star is Dubheh = a herd
The Arabic name is Dubah = cattle
The Hebrew word is Dober = a fold, from the word dobe
meaning rest or security, this word is rendered "strength" in
Deut. 33:25. All points to this scripture found in Judges 5:16.
The brightest star is Al riccdaba = the turned or
ridden on, denoting it as the Polar star.
The Greeks called it Kunosoura = high in rising
From the Accadian An-nas-sur-ra = high in heavenly
The next bright star is Kochab = waiting Him Who
|URSA MAJOR -
||The fold and the flock
This is called The great Bear (the Fold and the Flock) See Obadiah 17-19 Israel restored.
In Job 9:9 & 38:31,32 it is called = Ash and
In the American Version it is = Arcturus and her sons
In the Revised Version it is = the Bear and his train , sons
The Arabs call it Al Naish or Annaish
= assembled together as in a fold
The brightest star is Dubhe = a flock, which gives
its name to the two constellations
The next star is Merach = the flock
The next is Phaeda or Pharda =
numbered or guarded (See Psalms 147:4)
Another star is Benet Naish =
daughters of the assembly
Another star is Al Kaid = the assembled
||The Ship - The pilgrims
arrival at home
In the Egyptian Planisphere (a polar projection of the celestial
sphere and the stars on a plane with adjustable circles or other appendages for showing
celestial phenomena for any given time) there are two ships (like the two folds).
They occupy one-half of the south meridiams.
The brightest star is Canopus = the possession of Him
Other names are Sephina = the multitude
And Tureis = the possession
Also Asmidiska = the released who travel
See Jer. 30:10,11; Isa. 60:4-9. A restoration is coming
Lion - Messiahs Consummated Triumph
In the Zodiac of Denderah it is Pi
Mentikeon = the pouring out of Divine wrath
The three constellations crystallize this great truth:
- the old serpent destroyed.
- the cup of wrath poured out on him.
- the bird of prey devouring him.
The zodiac of Denderah picture exhibits all four in one.
The Syrian name is Aryo = the rending lion
The Arabic is Al Asad = the lion leaping forth as a
The brightest star is Regulus = treading under foot
The next star is Denebola = the Judge or Lord Who
The next star is Al Giebha = the exaltation
Another star is Zosma = shining forth
See Gen. 49:8,9; Num. 24:8,9; Amos 4:4,8; Isa. 42:13.
||The old serpent destroyed
The word Hydra is = he is
Brightest star is Cor Hydra = the heart of Hydra
Its ancient name is Al phard = the put away
Another star is Al Drian = the abhorred).
Another star is Minchar al Sugia = the
piercing of the deceiver Rev. 19:20-21
||The cup of wrath poured
out (See Ps. 75:8;11:6; Rev. 14:10; 16:19).
The constellation has thirteen stars
Thirteen denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection,
The first occurrence fixes this (Gen. 14:4);
And the second confirms it (Gen. 17:25).
||The Raven - The birds of prey
In the Zodiac of Denderah it is Her-na
= the enemy breaking up
There are nine stars
Nine denotes Finality of judgment.
It is 3 x 3, the product of Divine completeness.
The number nine, or its factors or multiples, is seen in all cases when judgment is
The brightest star is called Chiba = accursed (Num.
Another star is Minchar al Gorab = the raven
tearing to pieces
And the father turned finally again to his son and said:
"Thus this ends the study of the
Scriptures written in the Stars of Heaven my son. This is the story they tell forth. This
is the speech they utter. This is the knowledge they show forth. There is no articulate
speech or voice; and no words are heard; but their sayings have gone out into all the
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the
firmament sheweth his handy work. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night
sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their
line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them
hath he set a tabernacle for the sun. Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the
heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat
thereof." Psalms 19:1-6
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