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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Arcturus

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Bear-keeper, the name given by the ancients to the brightest star in the constellation Bootes. In the Authorized Version (Job 9:9 ; 38:32 ) it is the rendering of the Hebrew word 'Ash , which probably designates the constellation the Great Bear. This word ('ash) is supposed to be derived from an Arabic word meaning night-watcher, because the Great Bear always revolves about the pole, and to our nothern hemisphere never sets.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Arcturus'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/a/arcturus.html. 1897.

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Monday, November 11th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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