Arcturus

Arcturus [N] [H] [S]

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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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Arcturus". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Arcturus [N] [E] [S]

a gathering together
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Arcturus'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Arcturus

A bright star.

[God] which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Which maketh ARCTURUS, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. ( Job 9:8-9 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Arcturus'". A King James Dictionary.

Arcturus [N] [E] [H]

(bear-keeper ). The Hebrew words Ash and Aish , rendered "Arcturus" in the Authorized Version of ( Job 9:9 ; 38:32 ) in conformity with the Vulgate of the former passages are now generally believed to be identical, and to represent the constellation Ursa Major, known commonly as the Great Bear or Charles Wain.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Arcturus'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ARCTURUS

ark-tu'-rus:

The "Plough" or "Charles's Wain" is intended. See ASTRONOMY, sec. II, 13.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ARCTURUS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.