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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Orion

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Ori'on. (the giant). A large and bright constellation of 80 stars, 17 large ones, crossed by the equinoctial line. It is named after a mythical personage of the Greeks, of gigantic stature, and "the handsomest man in the world." The Arabs called it" the giant," referring to Nimrod, the mighty hunter, who was fabled to have been bound, in the sky for his impiety. Job 9:9. Also alluded to in Job 38:31.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Orion'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/o/orion.html. 1901.

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