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(astronomy) Mercury

The planet Mercury is the closest to the sun and thereby receives its name from this proximity: Ko•chav Cha•ma, ‘The Sun’s Planet.’ The word ‘cha•ma’ is the literary name of the sun. The Latin name, Mercury, comes from a Roman god. The planets were...

moon

Unlike most of the Solar System planets, the word ya•re•ach appears in the Bible as moon, and it means the same today. “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the awesome day of the Lord come” (Joel 3:4). (In...

(astronomy) fixed star

The planets were roughly divided in ancient times (and nowadays by the IAU, the International Astronomical Union) into two types: the Fixed stars and the Moving stars. The Fixed Stars are called in plural Koch•vey She•vet. The singular is today’s word: Ko•chav...

planet

The planets were roughly divided in ancient times (and nowadays by the IAU, the International Astronomical Union) into two types: the Fixed stars and the Moving stars. The moving stars category includes our seven Solar System planets. They are called in Hebrew (in...

star

The first time a star is mentioned in the Bible, and most of the mentioning afterwards, is in its plural form: ko•cha•vim. “And God made two great lights; the large light to rule the day, and the small light to rule the night; and he made the stars”...