6th-century depiction of the Mazzaroth, mosaic in Beit Alpha, Israel
Alma (LDS 30:44) (RLDS 16:53-55) … all things denote there is a God; yea, even the EARTH, and all things that are upon the face of IT, yea, and ITS MOTION, yea, and also all the PLANETS [stars/constellations] which move in their REGULAR [original] FORM [shape] do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.
A When these stars return to the place where they were taken from, B it will cause the earth to real to and fro. A Not that the planets will come squarely against each other, B in such case both planets would be broken to pieces. A But in there rolling motion they will come together where they were taken from B which will cause the earth to 'reel to and fro.' Joseph Smith, quoted by Homer M Brown
In the opening of Ancient Skies: Constellation Mythology of the Greeks it tells us that the Greeks used the words planets and stars interchangeably. At the end of chapter 13 it brings out how they used the constellations particularly the Bear to know what watch of the night they were in. In chapter 16 it brings out how they used the stars to know what season of the year they were in.
In The Great Mazzaroth (Part 4) at 32M00S it is mentioned that anciently planets were thought of as wandering stars.
I wonder if the Tree of Life visions in 1 Nephi 8 and 1 Nephi 11-14 along with 1 Nephi 16 are connected with the Mazzaroth.
35 Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ORDINANCES of the MOON and of the STARS for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name: 36 If those ORDINANCES depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
BSB Psalm 19:1-6
1 For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The HEAVENS declare the GLORY of God; the SKIES proclaim the work of His hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; NIGHT after NIGHT they reveal knowledge. 3 WITHOUT SPEECH or language, WITHOUT A SOUND to be heard, 4 their voice has gone out INTO ALL THE EARTH, their WORD TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD. In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun. 5 Like a bridegroom emerging from his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course, 6 it rises at one end of the heavens and runs its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.
Psalm 119:89 For ever, O Lord, thy word is firmly in heaven.
Psalm 147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
KJV Job 38:32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth [constellations] in his [their] season? or canst thou guide Arcturus [star] with his sons [stars]?
BSB Job 38:32 Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear and her cubs?
Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion …
Job 9:9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, of the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
Talk about the Constellations and how they testify of Yeshua and His Mission. How the Stars have the name Yeshua in them. Saw some quotes from Brigham Young how he stated he started polygamy not Joseph Smith. Reworded Alma (LDS 30:44) (RLDS 16:53-55). Talked about the Polar Configuration some.
Scripture Study 2021-07-31 YouTube (mp3 OneDrive)
Sting of the Scorpion
- Sting of the Scorpion: The Truth behind Star Signs (backup)
- Time Out: Sting of the Scorpion – Explanations (backup)
- Living Creatures of the Zodiac Wheel
- The Great Mazzaroth (Part 1)
- The Great Mazzaroth (Part 2)
- The Great Mazzaroth (Part 3)
- The Great Mazzaroth (Part 4)
I started looking into the Mazzaroth to figure out how to use the stars to determine the scriptural new year. One thing that I find interesting is that the Mazzaroth has 48 constellations, twelve major constellations each with three minor ones that gives more details to the ones they are attached with. The interesting part is that there are 48 lunar sabbaths in a year just as there are 48 constellations per year.