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heavenly bodies


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  • n. Plural form of heavenly body.
  • n. often used in plural form to refer to the large/celestial bodies in outer space


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  • In other words, the earth is created in the rough, subject to certain deficiencies or incompletenesses which are removed one by one through the following days; similarly the heavens are created in the rough, heavenly bodies in vast spaces, not yet functioning as they shall later.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Hadn’t her personal astrologer recently told her that the heavenly bodies were situated in the perfect order?


  • Light was in existence, but now these heavenly bodies come to be the ones that bear this light in themselves -- "light-bearers," "luminaries," me'oroth.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Or shall we rest in that stage of the knowledge of nature which was common to the heathen philosophers and to the Fathers of the Christian Church? or in that of two hundred years ago, ere the laws of the heavenly bodies were discovered? or of fifty years ago, before geology had established its truths on sure foundations? or of thirty years ago, ere the investigation of old language had revealed the earlier stages of the history of the human mind.

    The Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, Galatians and Romans: Essays and Dissertations

  • Parallel with this application of fire and with its symbolical meaning are to be noted the similar use for sacrificial purposes and the respect paid to it, or to the heavenly bodies as symbols of deity, which prevailed among so many nations of antiquity, and of which the traces are not even now extinct; e.g. the Sabean and Magian systems of worship.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • This really involves a double achievement: the non-luminous heavenly bodies become bearers of light, and this for the purpose of dividing the day from the night.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • “The person standing on the surface of the ground or floor Cannot injure the heavenly bodies or any highly hanging Lamp or glope by ejecting his spit from his mouth upward it will only injure his own face without attempting of Heavenly bodies ” &c.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • Altogether, the heat of the heavenly bodies is increased in three ways: first, by perpendicularity; secondly, by proximity or perigee; thirdly, by the conjunction or combination of stars.

    The New Organon

  • His predecessor Anaximander sug - gested a more elaborate and artificial analogy in which he pictured the heavenly bodies as wheels of fire enclosed in mist; the stars themselves are seen through openings in the mist, and he described eclipses of the sun and moon as being due to the temporary blocking of their apertures.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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