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Holman Bible Dictionary

Orion

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(oh ri' uhn) Constellation bearing the name of a giant Greek hunter who, according to myth, was bound and placed in the heavens. Job 38:31 perhaps alludes to this myth. God is consistently portrayed as the creator of the Orion constellation ( Job 9:9; Amos 5:8 ). The plural of the Hebrew term for Orion is rendered constellations at Isaiah 13:10 .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Orion'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/o/orion.html. 1991.

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