a cluster of stars, stands in the Auth. Vers. only in Isa 13:10 ("the stars of heaven and constellations thereof shall not give their light"), for the Heb. כּסַיל, kesil' (in the plur.), i.e. the fat or clear (Sept. ᾿Ωρίων, Vulg. splendor), as a designation apparently of the large starry bodies generally. The same (Heb.) word elsewhere designates some special assemblage of stars ("Orion," Job 9:9; Job 38:31; Am 5:8); and once the name of a town ("Chesil," Jos 15:30). (See Schnaar, Ueb. d. Sternbilder. etc. Rink. 1791.) SEE ASTRONOMY.

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