mardi 8 juillet 2008

Aquarius 1


Aquarius, The Water bearer, is seen on the Meridian on October 10. One of the most ancient constellations in the sky, which has been known under various names over the ages. It is located in a region of the sky that was known thousands of years ago as "the Water," or "the Sea," and is near such watery figures as Cetus, Pisces, Capricornus, Delphinus, Piscis Austrinus, and Eridanus. The Sea (Heb. yam, Gr. thalassa) to the ancient Hebrews the sea in the Bible becomes a symbol of restlessness, instability, and sin (Isa. 57:20; Jer. 49. 49:23; James 1:6; Jude 13; Rev. 13:1).

The constellation portrays a man or boy spilling water from an urn, although it is difficult to see any figure in this straggling assortment of mostly faint stars visible in the southern sky in the autumn.

The names of several stars in Aquarius refer to good luck, probably because in ancient times the constellation’s solstitial rising occurred at the start of the rainy season and seemed to bring relief to the arid climes of the Middle East. Two meteor showers radiate from it on May 4 and July 28.

John 7:37-39 "In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)"

Aquarius, The Water-Bearer, the "Pourer Forth of Water."

It is a figure of a mighty man holding a great urn upon his shoulder, from which is being poured forth a copious stream flowing both to the east and to the west and finally flowing into the mouth or over the body of a fish (reference to Piscis Austrinus).

Waterpot (Gr. hydria) an earthen jar for carrying and holding water, for drinking or for purifying purposes.

Waterspout (Heb. tsinnor) is mentioned only in Psalms 42:7 where ASV and NIV have "waterfall." It means a large rush of water sent by God, perhaps great floods of rain.

Water (Heb. mayim, Gr. hydor) is used in the Bible as a symbol of the cleansing of the soul from sin (Ezek. 16:4, 9; 36:25; John 3:5; Eph. 5:26; Hebrews 10:22; 1 John 5:6,8). Water is the most exciting mineral of the Bible, as hydrogen oxide is found in liquid or in solid forms, such as snow and ice, maybe this is the treasures of the snowflake in Job. Metaphorical usage include the "water of life" in Rev. 21:6 and cleansing with water is also used to depict the process of regeneration (Eph. 5:26).

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