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The Mystery of the Mazzaroth

Creator's Design Proclaimed in the Sky!

(Prophetic Types in the Jewish Constellations and Hebrew Stars.)

For thousands of years, Mankind has looked up into the night skies and beheld the starry-heavens. And the breathtaking sight has caused him to ponder the MEANING of what he is seeing. Thus, Philosophers have long confused one another over what that actual meaning might be! Even others have muddied the already cloudy waters by attaching all kinds of myths and superstions to the starry-heavens. So, where does the TRUTH lie?

Well, as you may have noted in the rest of Our Web Site, WE feel that it is OUR sacred duty to bring you the TRUTH. To reveal and expound upon God's meaning and purposes, so that you will become enlightened, thereby. And this we will now do with the Hebrew Mazzaroth.

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Meaning of the Term? (Astrology???)

The true meaning of the term has been greatly obscured, for the Pagans and the Idolaters have asserted that the Mazzaroth is simply the Jewish Zodiac. And that to understand it, all you have to do is follow Astrology and apply the principles for interpreting horoscopes. (Consequently, even the Wisemen who came to see the infant Y'Shua, or baby Jesus, are popularly held by such thinkers to be Astrologers!) However, God declares: YOU SHALL NOT WORSHIP THE HOST OF HEAVEN! And Astrologers, or Observers-of-Time, were banned from being in Israel (Deuteronomy 18:9-14)! So, quite clearly, this is NOT at all what God meant!

Now, the Hebrew term Mazzel (or Mazzalah) simply means a light in the sky. And Mazzaroth is the plural form of that, meaning lots of lights in the sky! Moreover, the spinning wheel of the stars in the night sky was called Galgal, as the ancient Hebrew astronomers saw the stars and constellations rotating around (in a wheel like fashion) and shifting from day to day (and from which we get our modern term of galaxy). So, now, what has all this to do with God, the Creator?

The Holy Scriptures record:

And God said: Let there be lights (Hebrew: Maor or Meorah--a form of Mazzel) in the firmament (foundation) of the starry-heavens to divide the day from the night; And let them be for SIGNS, and for SEASONS, and for days (calendar), and for years. (Genesis 1:14)

Now, the Astrology crowd jumps right in on that word SIGNS and say: see, that proves horoscopes are right! Rubbish!!! Nothing could be farther from the TRUTH. For, God does not want us worshipping nor serving the host of the heavens, for they are false gods (Exodus 20:3-5)! Moreover, God tells us in HIS Holy Scriptures:

The Sun (your natal house) shall not smite (influence) thee (you) by day! Nor shall the moon smite thee by night (lunacy)! (Psalms 121:6)

So, if you have Faith in God, then the curses and influences of the zodiac, and its so called gods of the heavens, will have NO EFFECT on you! God will give you spiritual armor or a hedge (wall) of protection against them (Job 1:9-10). Trust HIM (Ephesians 6:10-17)! So, then, what do those SIGNS mean?

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Mazzaroth in the Scriptures?

Well, God is often very plain and clear in what HE means, if we will only just stop and really listen to what HE is saying!

Thus, the Holy Scriptures record:

Can you bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades (7 Sisters), or loose the band of Orion (Winter)? Can you bring forth (alter) the Mazzaroth (lots of lights) in his SEASONS? Or, can you guide (change) Arcturus with his sons? Do you know the ORDINANCES OF HEAVEN? Can you set their DOMINIONS (time-spans) in the earth (ground)? (Job 38:31-33)

Now, we can already hear the Astrology crowd shouting: now see, this proves horoscopes have influence! BALONEY!!! We have already seen that it means no such thing. Consequently, there must be a deeper, spiritual meaning here, that is being covered up and hidden by all the shouting. So, to unravel it, let us look at another Scripture on the Mazzaroth.

Consider the Passage:

He (God) appointed the Moon for SEASONS; Even the Sun knows his time of going down (setting)! He (God) makes darkness, and it is night-time: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth! Then, the young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat (food) from God's provision. But, then, the Sun arises, so they gather themselves together, and they lay them down in their dens (sleep-time). Yet, then, mankind goes forth unto his (daily) work and to his labor, until evening! (Psalms 104:19-23)

Consequently, quite clearly, God has made the lights in the sky for TIME KEEPING! The daily work cycle is shown above. And, if you go back and look at the other Passages, you see quite clearly that SEASONS are refered to. Thus, one of the primary purposes of the Mazzaroth is NOT Astrology, but rather as a time-piece, keeping track of, and pointing out, what time and SEASON it is to be! How could it be more plain?

However, is this all it is?

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Mazzaroth and Spiritual Signs?

God has a way of subtly telling us major Truths in BIG Pictures, but explaining them in the fine print. So, is this the case with the Mazzaroth? Well, let's take a second look.

The Holy Scriptures declare:

The starry-heavens (lots of lights) declare the glory of God; And the firmament (foundation of the starry-heavens) shows HIS Handiwork (design)! Thus, day unto day utters speech (on Him), and night unto night shows knowledge (of Him). In fact, there is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard! Their line (divisions--dominions) have gone out through all the earth; And their words to the end of the world! (Psalms 19:1)

So, what does this mean? Well, the constellations or zodiac are known among all Peoples. From one end of earth to the other, Mankind has come to know and study these SYMBOLS. But, what do they mean? (Do the Astrology crowd have a point here? NO!!!) Then what do they mean?

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Mazzaroth and Messiah's Time Periods

Despite the confusion over the constellations among the worldly, the good Hebrew scholars have always known that the Mazzaroth actually shows God's Planned Time Table for Mankind and the work of the Messiah. What!!! Well, let us unravel this mystery a bit more and you will clearly see God's Plan for the Time Periods of the Messiah--and HIS grand design of the Whole Universe!

The worldly calendar runs from January to January. But the Jewish civil calendar begins in Fall (September-October), much earlier. So, what are those constellations or SYMBOLS, beginning in the Fall (in the Hebrew order of things). And what do they mean, in Hebrew--and for Judeo-Christian Theology sake? Well, take a good look and see:

Constellation (Popular Symbol and Hebrew meaning)
Interpretation (Scriptural Reference)

1. VIRGO (The Virgin--Seed of Woman)
The Virgin Birth of the Messiah (Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 2:18-21)

2. LIBRA (Money Balance--Required Price Paid)
Messiah, our Redeemer, purchases our salvation--Atonement (Leviticus 17:11 and Romans 5:8-11)

3. SCORPIO (Scorpian--Sting of Death)
The Mortal (Deadly) Conflict--Messiah suffers in our place, on the Tree of Curses or Cross (Isaiah 53:1-12 and Galatians 3:13)

4. SAGITARIUS (Archer--The Sky-ward Triumph)
The Final (one-time) Triumph--Messiah dies once for all (Hebrews 7:27, 9:28, and 10:10-14)

5. CAPRICORNUS (Sea-Goat--Life out of Death)
Resurrection of the Messiah, being our First-Fruits and leader forth from the power of the Grave to those who Believe (1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 20-23)--leaving non-belivers still bound and under the influence of the Goat (Romans 6:16)!

6. AQUARIUS (Waterbearer--Blessing Poured Out from Victory)
The Promise of the Father or Outpouring (Pentecost)--beginning of the Era of the Churches after Messiah's ascension (Isaiah 44:3, Ezekiel 39:28-29, and Acts 2:1-4)

7. PICES (Fishes--Deliverance out of Bondage)
The ShuVaH or RETURN of the Holy Israel (at the end of the Churches Era)--the Current Messianic (Jewish-Christian) Movement (Psalms 102:13 and Romans 11:18-25)

8. ARIES (the Ram--Glory out of Humiliation)
The Future Rising of Astaria or KoReY--the Coming Holy Isarel of Outer Space (Daniel 7:27 and Revelations 12:1)

9. TAURUS (the Bull--His Glorious Coming)
Messiah's Second Coming--the Return of the Messiah to Earth as the Judge of World (Matthew 24:30-33, 42-51 and Acts 1:11)

10. GEMINI (the Twins--HIS Rule on Earth)
Messiah as the High-King of all the World--and HIS Millenial Reign on the Earth (Matthew 19:28-29 and Revelations 20:1-6)

11. CANCER (the Crab--HIS Possession Held Secure)
Messiah, the Protector of the Holy City of God--and Armaggedon, the Last Battle (Revelations 16:13-16 AND 20:7-9)

12. LEO (the Lion--HIS Enemies Destroyed)
Messiah's final destruction of all who oppose God--burning them in the etrnal Lake of Fire--Hell (Matthew 25:41 and Revelations 20:10-15)

Consequently, the Mazzaroth, or so called Hebrew zodiac is NOT a Scriptural support for Astrology at all (as some try to claim)! Rather, it is a plain and open declaration of God's Plan for Mankind, clearly showing the Role of the Messiah (or Christ)! And, in its whole year cycle, shows the whole Plan of God for all of Mankind's Time, even to the End of the World. Clearly these are prophetic types!

And if that is not the most dramatic proof, from the Universe, itself, that there is a Creator, and that HE designed the starry-heavens with a Purpose, I don't know what one is!!!

However, there is even more!

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Now, listing the 20 some odd brightest stars in the sky (in their order of magnitude or brightness) and then looking at their Hebrew meanings, we get the following Message (hotter than the Bible Codes):
General Meaning (Scriptural References)

The Prince or Ruler--Messiah (Isaiah 9:6 and Acts 5:31)

(with) The Possessions of HIM Who Comes--multitudes of Gentiles (Isaiah 60:4-9 AND 2 Thessalonians 4:14-17)

The Heretofore and the Heretoafter--Alpha and Omega (Isaiah 41:4 and Revelations 1:8)

HE shall be exalted! (Psalms 99:5, 9 and Phillipians 2:9-11)

The She-Goat: the anti-christ--a woman who becomes a man (Jeremiah 31:22 and Daniel 11:37)

He Comes--too, also (2 Thessalonians 2:3-9 and Hebrews 10:37)

(then) The Foot that crushes (Genesis 3:15 and 1 John 3:8)

(yes) The Redeemer (Isaiah 49:24-26 and 59:19-20)

(Ruler) After/of Part of the River (of Fire) (Nahum 1:5-6 and 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8)

The Wounded (one) (Psalms 38:2, 10 and Isaiah 53:5)

??(Ruler) Peoples of the Sea--Gentiles?? (Isaiah 60:5, 11)

??Unknown--not visible in Northern Hemisphere?? (Possibly, Messiah's Symbol--the Cross???)

The Coming of the Branch (Isaiah 4:2 and Malachi 3:1-2)

The Governor--from God (Pslams 22:28 and Zechariah 9:7)

He Who Comes to Suffer (Psalms 22:1 and 1 Peter 1:11)

The Branch--of David (Zechariah 3:8, 6:12)

Wounding--Many Wounds, Tribulation??? (Isaiah 53:5, Zechariah 13:6 and Matthew 24:21-22)

Mouth of the (Great) Fish--Devourer, Dragon??? (Malachi 3:11 and Revelations 20:2)

The Judge--General or Warlord??? (Psalms 9:8 and Isaiah 52:12)

Treading Under Foot (Genesis 3:15 and Isaiah 63:3)

Unknown--not visible in Northern Hemisphere (Possibly, same as No. 12???)

Ruling Judge--Magistrate, Judgement Day??? (Deuteronomy 18:15 and Acts 7:27, 35)

23. ALISOTH (URSA MAJOR)--Aziel???
Scape-Goat or Sin Offering (Leviticus 16:15, 27 and 20-22)

Swiftly Destroying or destroyed! (Ezekiel 28:16 and 2 Thessalonians 2:8)

Hey, it doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to put together what that message says! It is more than abundantly clear to any Believer. Consequently, the Names of the Stars (and even their placement in the night sky--and Universe) shows the Handprint of a Creator--HIS caption on the design of the whole Universe becoming plain to all who will take the time to look at it, and figure out what it says!

And there is no Creator, you say? BALOONEY!!! Open you eyes and look!!!

More Info???

[KoReY Interstellar Shield] Like to know more about God's Handiwork (as well as the Plans and Purposes) for the starry-heavens? Then take a look at all the info we have in Our KoReY Section. Look it up in the ZDK Directory, or use the handy link, below.

To get Our KoReY Section (click here): [KoReY Home Page]

[Messianic Shield] Or, interested in more messages from God in the Hebrew symbols HE set up? Well, consider the signs and symbols HE has made in the Hebrew Calendar! Look it up, above, in the Emuspatel Directory, or use the handy link, below:

To get KEEPING THE CALENDAR Article (click here): [Keeping the Hebrew Calendar]

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Bibliography...on Hebrew Mazzaroth

Hey, where did all of these weird ideas come from? Well, they are not new, nor unique concepts (as much as we'd like to claim that they are Our own creative innovation). So, take a look at how these concepts have developed over the centuries:

  1. The Mazzaroth by Frances Rolleston, 1863.
  2. The Gospel in the Stars by J.A. Seiss, 1884.
  3. The Witness of the Stars by E.W. Bullinger, 1893.
  4. Gods Voice in the Stars: Zodiac Signs and Bible Truths by Kenneth C. Fleming, Loizeaux Brothers, 1981.

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Filed: 11-24-99 . . . Updated: 06-06-01