THE PLEIADES IN THE BIBLE
And there is a link to the Bible. The Lord challenged Job : "Canst thou bind the sweet influence of the Pleiades ?", Job 3:31.
In pre-patriarchal Jerusalem, the Menorah (the 7 branched candlestick) originally symbolized the Pleiades in their aspect of the sevenfold "Men-horac"/"Moon Priestesses, with links once again to the Goddess Hathor" which returns us once again to 7 ladies and the Pleiades.
Job 9:8 - Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. 9:9 Which maketh Arcturus (the great bear), Orion (Hebrew, the fool fettered with "bands.") and Pleiades (lit. "the heap of stars." Arabic: "knot of stars." The various names of this constellation in the East expresses the close union of the stars in it ass in Amos 5:8), and the chambers of the south (the unseen regions of the southern hemisphere, with its own set of stars, as different from those just mentioned of the northern. The true structure of the earth is her implied, a globular form). One scholar, named Brinkley presumed that the stars mentioned here were those of Taurus and Scorpio, and that these were the cardinal constellations of spring and autumn in Job's time, calculated by the precession of equinoxes, the time of Job to be 818 years after the Deluge and 184 years before Abram.
Job 38:31 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades (The sweet influences reflect the joy diffused by spring, the time when Pleiades appear. Gesenius translated, "bands" or "knot", which is a better answer. The seven stars are closely "bound" together as seen in Job 9:9) or loose the bands of Orion?
Job 38:32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Job 38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
Amos 5:8 - Seek him that maketh the seven stars (lit. "the heap or cluster of seven larger stars and the smaller as seen in Job 9:9, 38:31. The former whole passage seems to have been in Amos 'mind. He names the stars well known for shepherds. Orion as the precursor of the tempests which are more threatened, and the Pleiades ushering in spring) and Orion, the turneth the shadow of death into the morning and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea and poureth them out upon the face of the earth, The LORD is his name.
The seven stars are not mentioned again until Rev. 1:16, 1:20, 2:1, 3:1 as the seven churches in Asia
The Seven Churches
The Seven Churches of Asia
Revelation1:11 Saying, I am the Alpha and Omega, the first and last and what
thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in
Asia, Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos and unto Thyatira, and
unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the
seven stars which thous sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden
candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the
seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
Job 38:31 may represent a very remote age. Alcyone, brightest of the 7 stars of Pleiades, was considered by the Ancients as the central point around which our universe of fixed stars revolves, the focus from which and into which the divine Breath of Motion works during our present Space-Time span. The Chaldeans called the Pleiades 'Chimah." meaning 'hinge'.
Occult legends associate the Pleiades and Orion, known in Hebrew as 'kesil' the 'Strong'.
Some believe that the loosening of the bands of Orion means distortion of gravitation as stated in Job 38:13. "Have you taught it to grasp the rings of the earth, and shake the Dog Star from its place?" The Holy Bible states Job 38:13 as "That it might take hold of the ends of the earth (Spread itself over the earth to it's utmost bounds in a moment), that the wicked (those who hate the light, and do their evil works in the dark as seen in Job 24:13) might be shaken out of it? (the corners or Hebrew, wings or skirts, of it, as of a garment, are taken hold by the day spring so as to shake off the wicked)"
The shaking of Sirius (Latin Sirius, from greek Seirios, from seirios, burning), was very sacred to the Egyptians. The Dog Star or Sirius , is the brightest star in the sky, approximately 8.6 light-years distant from earth. It has another name of So this (Greek So this, from Egyptian spdf) Procyon is the binary star in the constellation Canis MInor, which is also called the Dog Star (Latin Procyon, from Greek Procyon; pro-, before; + kuon, dog).
Job 39:5 - Who hath sent out the wild ass (Hebrew' the ass of the woods' and 'the wild ass'. See Job 6:5; 11:12; 24:5; Jer. 2:24) free? or who hath loosed the bands (man can rob animals of freedom) of the wild ass? 39:6 - whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren (unfruitful) land his dwellings 39:7 He scorneth the multitude (dim defies the driver who tames) of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver. 39:8 The range (lit. searching) of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.
From The Alpha and the Omega http://www.mazzaroth.com
The Orion Mystery