Thursday, August 17, 2017

"New" Biblical Argument for Angelic Movers or Stars Alive

Note, the concepts of non-material angels moving material stars is different from the concept of stars being alive and ensouled, a kind of "lower angels" with spirit united to the matter of the stars which we see as giving light.

This, as some other, Biblical passage for either, is not totally distinguishing between them.

As some may know, "circle of the earth" is by some taken to mean that earth is flat, since circle is a flat surface. Well, circle is also a circumference which fits around a globe as much as around a disc. BUT, this brought up Isaiah 40:22, and now let us look at verses 22 and 26.

Isaias 40

22 It is he that sitteth upon the globe of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as locusts: *he that stretcheth out the heavens as nothing, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in.


26 Lift up your eyes on high, and see who hath created these things: who bringeth out their host by number, and calleth them all by their names: by the greatness of his might, and strength, and power, not one of them was missing.

And Haydock comments:

Ver. 22. Locusts, compared with the greatest animals. --- Nothing. Hebrew, "a curtain." Septuagint, Syriac, "vault, (Calmet) or chamber," kamaran.


Ver. 26. Host of heaven, the stars, &c., Genesis ii. 1., and Psalm cxlvi. 4.

Isaias 40

Why would stars be called a "host"? And if heavens are spread out as a tent to dwell in - for whom to dwell in?

If stars both in themselves and in whatever is moving them are just jewels, why "host"? Why "dwell"?

But is stars are either alive or moved and used by living creatures, this makes sense.

Hans Georg Lundahl
St. Hyacinthus, OP

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