waves of the sea. Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the
chambers of the south. Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and
wonders without number. Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on
also, but I perceive him not. Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who
will say unto him, What doest thou?
Arcturus is the brightest star in the northern hemisphere and the fourth brightest star in the night sky.
Orion is the Hunter, and since it is over the equator, I could see it as easily from Kenya, Africa as I could from my yard now. It is one of the stick-figure like constellations that H.A. Rey of Curious George fame drew star maps from still in use today. I remember noticing Orion in the night sky as a child, since he is so easily recognizable among the constellations. The Pleiades is really a Star Cluster, or a Star Coud, the closest one to earth. The brightest 7 are easily visible to the naked eye and are named after 7 sisters in Greek Mythology.
It seems odd to me that Job would mention these three...just saying, you know? Bright star, clear constellation, and a lovely local star cloud. It makes you wonder about how much we have really learned in the ensuing years. The chambers of the south would most likely refer to the fact that the southern end of the galaxy is filled with stars, unlike "the empty place in the north." Our galaxy has an empty place as seen from earth...the north.
Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
1. Who spread the heavens around the earth?
2. Who treads out the waves of the sea?
3. Who made the constellations?
4. How often has God walked right past me, without me seeing Him?
5. Is He here in the room with me now?
6. What are you doing God?
Ok, so that was one question too many. I can't ask that one can I?