From The Alpha and the Omega - Insert Chapter Four
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"Scorpius (Star Chart) "
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Star Chart Scorpius


   The Scorpius is ‘The Scorpion’ which comes on the Meridian on July 20. Possibly is the tiny scorpion that killed Orion with its sting and was placed in the sky to memorialize the event. Orion and Scorpius are on opposite sides of the sky: one sets the other rises.

   Before 2,000 years ago this constellation included the stars we now call Libra, the Scales. Libra was originally part of the claws of Scorpio but it was de-clawed by the Scales, and some of these stars are still named for the claws of the scorpion. The scorpion that adorns the sky today has no claws, but it does look like a scorpion. In the anatomically correct spot, the bright star Antares marks the "heart" of the scorpion. The long hooked tail stretches south and east toward Sagittarius.

   Because of the effects of the precession the Sun is now only in Scorpius only from November 23 to November 30.

   Scorpio, The Scorpion continues the battle between Christ and the serpent.
    Also the woman brings forth the man-child who is to rule the nations.

   Revelation 12:9 "And a great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

   A scorpion is a most malignant insect. It is noisome, dangerous pest, with a very painful bite or sting, which could be fatal. This constellation shows a giant scorpion, who is eight, ten, or twelve feet long, thus larger than a man.

   That would put the fear of God into anyone!

Scorpion from the Holy Bible

   Deuteronomy 8:15 "…wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions.."
Ezekiel 2:5-6 "…and thou dost dwell among scorpions…"
Luke 10:17-19 "…Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions.. "
Revelation 9:1-11 "… locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.. but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man…And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months…they had a king… which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon (This is another name for Satan and possibly his posterity).

The Power to hurt for Five Months

The Scorpion or serpent is in the scripture in constant battle with Christ:
1) Caused Adam and Eve to Fall.
2) After the Flood Noah descendants faltered at the Tower of Babel.
3) Nimrod tried to destroy Abram and his posterity.
4) Pharaoh tried to destroy all the "Children" of the Hebrew in order that the line leading to the Messiah might be cut off. 5) At Bethlehem, Herod killed all babies under two years of age in an attempt to destroy the Christ child. (Jesus climaxed in Gethsemane, the "hour of the powers of darkness," upon the cross of Calvary he felt the sting of the scorpion to his grave, but rose again from the grave and conquered the scorpion.)

The Hour of the Power of Darkness from the Holy Bible

   Luke 22:52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves? 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

   Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

   In Revelation 12 the woman brought forth her son, while the devil (the dragon, that old serpent) was waiting to try to destroy Christ.

   The Arabic and Syriac groups knew this constellation as "Al Akrab," which means "Scorpion," but it also means "The Conflict," or "War." Forces of righteousness or the forces of evil. Syriac is an ancient Aramaic language 3rd to 13th century of several Eastern Christian churches. Akrabbim (Heb. ‘aqrabbim, scorpions) a word always found with ma’aleh, meaning "the going up to," "ascent of," or "pass." So "Scorpion Pass" NIV is a biblical word near the SW corner of the Dead Sea. It was the scene of Judas Maccabeus’ victory over the Edomites. It is now identified as the pass Es-Sufah.

   The Coptic language called this constellation Isidis, meaning "Attack of the Enemy." Copts are of an Egyptian ancestry of pre-Islamic Egypt (Coptic Church).

   Babylonian, Persian and the Coptics presume the name of these stars come from antiquity and are from the Arabic.

   The New Testament Greek word for scorpion is (‘Skorpios’) meaning to scatter; akin to ‘skorpizo,’ to scatter in Luke 11:12 "Or if he shall ask for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?" This is how Jesus sees the scorpion as an allusion to the egg-shape of the creature when it at rest. Also see Luke 10:19.

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Denderah Zodiac and modern Scorpius
Arabic Lunar Mansion Names
Star Names of Scorpius
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