Arcturus
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Arcturus
Bible Meaning: Migration
Strong's Concordance #H5906

The name Arcturus references the constellation Ursa Major (The Great Bear) which lies roughly 46 million light years away from earth. It is considered the third largest constellation in the heavens seen from our planet. The seven primary stars of Ursa Major are also called, in modern times, the "Big Dipper," "Charles's Wain" and other names.

Both God and Job reference Arcturus as an example of the Lord's power and infinite wisdom. It is possible that "the sons," connected to the constellation in Job 9:32, is in reference to the three stars found in the bear's "tail" (the three brightest stars in the Big Dipper's handle seen below).

Picture of Ursa Major (Big Dipper) Constellation

Important verses

Job 9:1 - 4, 9
Then Job answered and said, I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand. He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? . . .

Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Job 38:1 - 3, 32
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man: for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me . . .

Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

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