The Bible mentions the Mazzaroth but tells us very little about what it is. But there is a meaning to it, and in Jewish thought, the Mazzaroth would be a remez.
What’s a remez? In Jewish hermeneutics (interpretation of Scripture), a remez is a hidden message or a deeper meaning. It’s said to be a “treaure” found below the surface of, or behind, the words. (See below for other remezes in the Bible.)
The Mazzaroth is 12 constellations that circle the earth. While the Bible mentions it, and several stars in the constellations, we can learn more about this hidden “gem” through other sources. Recently I shared what we can glean about the Mazzaroth with my Bible study. Click here for the PowerPoint slides that explain what we know and what we can reason about this amazing testimony that God has given us in the stars.
(Disclaimer: Remember, the Bible tells us very little. Although other sources give information, we do not trust them as we do God’s Word. What is presented is simply sanctified reasoning. But what is certain is that God has been talking to mankind since the beginning and in many varying ways.)
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