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This week in our journey through Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars by Dawnita Fogleman we will be looking into Gemini. There is an intriguing duality in this constellation and it will be interesting to see how it unfolds as the study goes forward. Let’s take a look and see what we come up with!

Disclaimer: While this study is using Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars as a guide, neither The Torah Garden nor this astronomy study claim to reflect the views or beliefs of the author or anyone else associated with the production of the Star Chronicles.

Gemini, the Twins

The Hebrew name for Gemini is Teomim {Strong’s H8380}, meaning “twins”. I find this a remarkable representation of our Savior. He came to the earth fully man and fully God and, my favorite, He is our Pesach Lamb and the Lion of Judah. There are many more seemingly contrasting attributes to our Savior, but as they combine within Him it becomes apparent that they are part of a greater whole, the necessary ingredients to carry out the mighty task that He undertook for us.

The Hebrew month associated with this decan is Sivan. This adds to the duality of this constellation as Sivan is the month in which we keep the Feast of Shavuot. During Shavuot we celebrate both the giving of the Torah on tablets of stone at Mount Sinai {Exodus 19:1; 20; 34:1} and the giving of the Holy Spirit who writes the Torah on the tablets of our hearts {Jeremiah 31:33; 2 Corinthians 3:3}! How powerful is that!?!

The Decans of Gemini

The first decan of Gemini is Lepus. The Hebrew name for this decan is said to be Arnebeth {Strong’s H768}, meaning “hare”. It is listed as one of the unclean animals that we are prohibited from eating in Leviticus 11:6. That unclean status fits right in with traditions surrounding this decan. It is said that this hare is being hunted by Orion, just as, in His second coming, the adversary, satan, will be “hunted” by Yeshua.

Next up is Canis Major. The Hebrew name for this decan is Zeeb {Strong’s H2061}, meaning “wolf”. Considering the duality going on in our study this week, the Hebrew name reminds me of a couple of verses in the book of Isaiah:

“The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.”
Isaiah 11:6 {ESV}

“The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says יהוה.”
Isaiah 65:25 {ESV, enhanced with the Names of God}

So you see, while we typically think of wolves as being a negative in Bible prophecy, here it could just as easily be a reminder that once Yeshua returns and cleans away all remnants of evil that He will bring such profound peace that even animals that are usually enemies, like wolves and lambs, will be able to graze and live together.

The last decan this week is Canis Minor. There seems to be no Hebrew name for this decan, but the association with the previous decan is remarkable! While the previous decan is usually seen as a guide, one who leads the lost, this decan is seen as a hunter and protector, loyally providing protection and provision for those it is charged with serving. Placing these last two decans together paints another beautiful picture of the dual nature of our Savior and the task he is charged with completing!

Lessons from Gemini

Our Savior and His ministry have more layers and facets than many, including myself, ever bother to deeply and personally explore. As I have gone through this study, I realize that we cheat ourselves out of a deeper relationship with Him when we do this. This is a covenant bond that are ordained to have with Yeshua, and like any other covenant bond, we have to take time to get to know Him and what He is called to do. It is that intimate growth that helps to forge the kind of relationship bonds that cannot be broken.

I strongly urge you to seek out the different layers of our Savior and forge that intimate relationship that He craves with you. Shalom!~

Surrendered to Him~
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Our plans this week

1. Read through “Twins” in Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars by Dawnita Fogleman, utilizing the coloring pages and notebooking pages.
2. Read through our Gemini Supplement {a print copy of the lessons in this blog post}
3. Do our Gemini Worksheets, including writing the next part of The Story.
4. Fill in the Gemini section of our Defining the Constellations worksheet {located here}

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{Be sure to read my review of Star Chronicles, learn why I believe studying the stars and constellations is so important for believers, and check out the full 14-week study.}

What impacted you the most as you studied about Gemini?

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