(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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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Orion'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".