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The next stop on our journey through Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars by Dawnita Fogleman is Scorpio. It stands in the sky marking the battle between good and evil, between Yeshua and satan. Looking at the renderings of this constellation and the story it tells, bring Genesis 3:15 to life in whole new ways!!!

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.

Scorpio and its Sting

The name for Scorpio in Hebrew is ‘Aḳrab {Strong’s H6137} which literally means “scorpion”. It, however, also figuratively represents conflict and war. The Greek equivalent is skorpı́os {Strong’s G4651}. It is simply amazing to go through and read the verses and the context in which these words are used! In addition, Studylight also has a great entry from the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia on “scorpion”.

Scorpio is attributed to the Hebrew month of Bul {Cheshvan}. How befitting is that! The conflict stands between the reckoning that comes during the month of Tishrei with Yom Teruah {Feast of Trumpets} and Yom Kippur {Day of Atonement} and the Light that miraculously fills the month of Kislev during Hanukkah! To me this serves as great reminder that we are at war and that we are called to stay awake and keep watch {Matthew 24:42; 25:13}. Also once we are forgiven, we must not gaze back at our old selves, our sin, and let it draw us back in {Genesis 19:17,26; Philippians 3:13}. We must always keep our eyes fixed forward toward the Light {Hebrews 12:2}!

The Decans of Scorpio

The first decan of Scorpio is Serpens. The Hebrew name of this decan is Alyah, meaning “accursed”. Looking up this word was very interesting to say the least. Now I am not a Hebrew linguist, but I have learned that most words in the language are built from root words. The root word for this name is ‘âlâh {Strong’s H422} meaning “to swear an oath before God; to curse”. There is another root word that popped up in my search, however, that has a derivative {Strong’s H5932 by way of H5933} that looks very similar to this Hebrew name. That root word is ‛âval {Strong’s H5765}, meaning “to act wrongfully or unjustly”. Either way, it is clear that this serpent carries a curse and spreads injustice everywhere it goes!

Next up is Ophiuchus. The Hebrew name for this decan is Afeichus {possibly a blend of Strong’s H660 and H662} which means “the serpent held”. It depicts the story of Yeshua holding satan down and keeping him from reaching the Crown {Corona} right over his head. In doing that Yeshua keeps him from ruling over us as well {John 8:34-36; Romans 6:17-18}!

Finally we have Hercules. I have been unable to locate a Hebrew name for this decan, but the legends of Hercules bring quite a bit to this part of the story! Hercules is said to have been given 12 labors that remarkably correspond to aspects and labors of Mashiach! In another zodiac it is called Bau which means “who comes”. In addition the names of the stars in this decan are quite revealing as well. The star in his head is called Ras al Gethi, meaning “the head of him who bruises”. In the right arm we have a star called Kornephorus, meaning “the branch, kneeling”. The right elbow has a star called Marsic, meaning “the wounding”. In the upper left arm is found Ma’asyn, meaning “the sin-offering” and, finally in the lower part of the right arm is Caiam, or Guiam, which in Hebrew means “punishing” and in Arabic means “treading under foot”.

Lessons from Scorpio

Yeshua fought and won a mighty battle for our salvation and He will complete the victory and end the war in His Second Coming! As His followers though, as members of His body, and as branches grafted into His vine, we have battles to fight as well. It can be easy for believers, especially those living in a rich country like America, to forget that we are at war. But we must stay spiritually armed for battle at all times and remain mindful that our lives are on the line. In the midst, however, we can draw strength from the fact that Yeshua fought to the tough battles and won and still fights for us and with us today!

I pray you have been strengthened and encouraged by these words and I urge you to study in depth for yourself what all else lies behind this constellation! Shalom!~

Surrendered to Him~


Our plans this week

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

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Scorpio Supplement via @TheTorahGarden Scorpio Worksheet via @TheTorahGarden



{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.}

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