Pleiades

Pleiades [N] [S]

Heb. kimah, "a cluster" ( Job 9:9 ; 38:31 ; Amos 5:8 , A.V., "seven stars;" RSV, "Pleiades"), a name given to the cluster of stars seen in the shoulder of the constellation Taurus.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Pleiades". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Pleiades

A cluster of stars.

[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 'Pleiades'". A King James Dictionary.

Pleiades. [N] [E]

The Hebrew word (cimah ) so rendered occurs in ( Job 9:9 ; 38:31 ; Amos 6:8 ) In the last passage our Authorized Version has "the seven stars," although the Geneva version translates the word "Pleiades" as in the other cases. The Pleiades are a group of stars situated on the shoulder of the constellation Taurus. The rendering "sweet influences" of the Authorized Version, ( Job 38:31 ) is a relic of the lingering belief in the power which the stars exerted over human destiny. But Schaff thinks the phrase arose from the fact that the Pleiades appear about the middle of April, and hence are associated with the return of spring, the season of sweet influences .


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

PLEIADES

pli'-a-dez, ple'-ya-dez, ple'-a-dez.

See ASTROLOGY, 10; ASTRONOMY, sec. II, 10.


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