Host of heaven
The sun, moon, and stars are so designated ( Genesis 2:1 ). When the Jews fell into idolatry they worshipped these ( Deuteronomy 4:19 ; 2 Kings 17:16 ; Deuteronomy 21:3 Deuteronomy 21:5 ; 23:5 ; Jeremiah 19:13 ; Zephaniah 1:5 ; Acts 7:42 ).
These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Host of heaven". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .