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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

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in Hebrew, בוכב . Under the name of stars, the ancient Hebrews comprehended all the heavenly bodies, constellations, and planets; in a word, all the luminaries, the sun and moon excepted. The number of the stars was looked upon as infinite. And the Psalmist, to exalt the power and magnificence of God, says, that he numbers the stars and calls them by their names; and so are they put to express a vast multitude, Genesis 15:5 ; Genesis 22:17 ; Exodus 33:13 .


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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Star'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wtd/s/star.html. 1831-2.

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